A 17-year-old student from South Korea has created an amazing electronic orchestra that performs some of the latest hits and nerdy sounds from the game Undertale.

The orchestra is made up of various “instruments” that are improvised from electronic components and a little creativity. The amount of work that went into organizing the wiring alone is impressive, yet the whole project will blow you away.

Devices used:

42Angle Bipolar Stepper Motor – Saw Wave, Overdriven Guitar
3HDD, Solenoid Drum/Cymbals – Drum kit
Robot Xylophone – Brass Ensemble
450kV Audio modulated Tesla Coil – Square/Saw Wave, Trumpet
60kV Fly Back Transformer Speaker – Voice
40 Mhz HC 2 channel 4 trace Oscilloscope, 30W power supply, Computer SMPS, 0.5kW Variac
Arduino Uno

Program used:
MIDI output – FL studio
Programming – Visual studio 2015, Visual micro, Arduino IDE
Video Editing – Sony Vegas Pro 13, Adobe Photoshop CS6

I’ve been trying to track down more information on these mind blowing robot orchestras and haven’t been able to sleuth much, although there is a blog about the projects for those of you who can read Korean. Here’s some additional info from the YouTube description:

Aaaaand many of you guys are wondering my identity…Well… I’m an academic high school third grader (17 years old, by 2016 standards) living in the Republic of Korea, South.

I’ve loved engineering since I was a kid. I studied Electronic & Mechanical engineering by myself browsing through a book and the Internet. In recent years, I began studying Embedded programming also.

As a hobby, I like to do things like: hardware hacking, playing with High Voltage, adding a little bit of code to things like machinery or electronic devices and making some stuff…

(That is why the name of my blog is FT “Mechatronics”.)

But now college is my urgent problem. sadly…

In summary, I’m just a normal high school student who just loves engineering and suffering with headache from university issues.

Devices used:
42 Angle Bipolar Stepper Motor – Electric Bass (Pick), French Horn, Trombone, Muted Trumpet
3HDD, Solenoid Drum – Drum kit
Pneumatic Cymbals (by leaking the high pressure air) – Crash Cymbals 2
Pneumatic Accordion – Timpani
Robot Xylophone – Acoustic Grand Piano, Tremolo Strings, Viola
Desktop computer HDD Speaker – Glockenspiel
40 Mhz HC 2 channel 4 trace Oscilloscope, 30W power supply, Computer SMPS
Arduino Uno

Program used:
MIDI output – FL studio
Programming – Visual studio 2015, Visual micro, Arduino IDE
Video Editing – Sony Vegas Pro 13, Adobe Photoshop CS6

The audio is 100% mechanical and electrical sound without any speaker sound or edited music. In the second half of the above video, you can compare the robot orchestra’s sound to the original track laid underneath it. I’m just trying to figure out what lab space was used and how I can get in there to play!

It seems pretty clear that whoever is behind these ingenious videos and projects would like to remain anonymous for now. I sure hope we’ll be graced with more in the future, and that dealing with the university isn’t too rough.