Floppy Music

Hello i'm following this tutorial ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6tuMn5sPyM ) to make music with floppy drives. I have attacched a video to show what i have done. I think the hardware part work correctly because if i try the test (also showed in the video) it works. Also the software part work correctly(i think). It connects and sends commands to the Arduino but the floppy drive don't make music! Maybe is a software error because when i try to compile MoppyDesk i get this 2 errors:

ago 26, 2012 4:34:53 PM org.jdesktop.application.LocalStorage getId WARNING: unspecified resource Application.id using MoppyUI ago 26, 2012 4:34:53 PM org.jdesktop.application.LocalStorage getId WARNING: unspecified resource Application.vendorId using UnknownApplicationVendor

any suggestion? Thanks :)

p.s. Sorry for my english

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHlcOsLBtM8&feature=plcp

Build this instead - four voices, more octaves, makes nice drum sounds, needs fewer external components -

http://rcarduino.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-must-build-arduino-project-illutron.html

I know you probably want to get what you have working first, but do try the IllutronB when you get a chance.

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com

Thanks but i really want to make music with Floppy Drives. I just discovered that the software part is ok. Now i have to understand what don't work in the hardware...

yeah lol. nothing like floppy music. i think you need to check your wiring because the Arduino is receiving data(the orange light blinking), maybe re-upload the sketch, or try putting a LED on the direction and step pins to see if they blink. also, you only need three wires(maybe 4): conenct one to 18(direction, dig 2), 20(step dig 3), jumper 12 and 11(drive sel to gnd), and then any ground to the arduino. from the vid i think you have 18 and 20 mixed up. you have dig3 - blue - 18 and dig 2 - green - 20. maybe you could try putting a GND to 14 instead of 12 (that would select drive 1) if the cable is different.

see here for more: http://dduino.blogspot.com/2011/10/moppy-playing-music-with-floppy-drives.html