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Hah! This is neat, Radiohead on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum, printer, oscilloscope, hard disks and scanner! – the Maker writes…

Based on the lyric (and alternate title) “Big Ideas: Don’t get any” I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they’re trying their best to do something that they’re not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there.

It doesn’t sound great, as it’s not supposed to.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum – Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer – Drums
HP Scanjet 3c – Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array – Act as a collection of bad speakers – Vocals & FX

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. Reboot says:

    Maybe it’s not Hi-Fi, but it’s still great.

  2. Pieter says:

    dude that sounds neat.

  3. Ken says:

    Superb! Genius!

    Keep up the astounding work.

    I nominate you for a Grammy.

  4. Matt says:

    /me gives a virtual handshake. That was incredible!

  5. Simon says:

    Argh, I think my ears are bleeding! But impressive all the same! The video is great. The retro look to it was really well done. The whole thing has a very ‘Look around you’ feel to it.

  6. Volkemon says:

    WOW!! The video is neat showing the players in action. I was starting to wonder after the first 30 seconds, but then VERY impressed.

    Excellent MAKE. Thanks ’1030′, Nice work.

    Nice find, PT. Thanks also for that!

  7. bls says:

    simply stunning. great work!

  8. MILK says:

    perfect :)

  9. b says: