US National Anthem on 7 Credit Card Machines

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My alternative to floppy disk music: credit card machine music! The devices play the national anthem of the USA by printing paper.

It took some time to find some other odd instruments that can play the US anthem as well as floppy drives. Finally, the solution was credit card machines. They use stepper motors to move the thermal paper. Just like floppy drives use stepper motors to move the magnetic read/write head.

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Thanks to the stepper motors card machines can be tuned accurately, but I’m also happy with the fact that the machines actually do something clearly visible while playing the notes. Even the thermal paper itself adds a cool visual effect. But creative use of the paper also makes many kinds of choreographies possible.

See also my other credit card machine music videos!

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More on credit card machines:

Pharrell Williams – Happy:
https://youtu.be/5Q1DBMmZF7Q

Super Mario Bros. Theme:
https://youtu.be/2NCviYMdV1I

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On electric toothbrushes:

Tetris Theme:
https://youtu.be/P3mR3Hnp0TI

Spice Girls – Wannabe:
https://youtu.be/3PqAPXpvC-4

The Final Countdown:
https://youtu.be/t2Nu75WDqVM

La Donna È Mobile:
https://youtu.be/DAmPp1MSELk

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48 comments

  1. goosebumps and more political on the point than money of the viewers might think

  2. Ahh this is America where even the card machines begin to sing with us. But no grace is better than seeing your transaction go through.

  3. This is so metaphorically fitting.. it's poetry at the highest level.

  4. This is the most American thing I’ve ever seen. Mixing our national anthem with the sound of commerce.

  5. US: does with instruments
    US but Its called United Credit Amachines: CREDIT CARDS