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Protracker Music Box

A wind-up music box with samples.
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A music box with a spring generator that takes Sony Memory Sticks and plays MOD files. The word MOD is short for MODule, a file format that has recordings of instruments along with information on when to play what instrument at what time and at what pitch. There would be a way to turn off the interpolation for people like me who like the high frequency sizzle, which I call the "Radagast Effect". You would be able to wind it while it is playing, and it will have enough spring to play PAPERMIX.MOD, a 16 minute song. There would be a non-backlit LCD to display the song title and time/patterns played.
Amishman35, Jul 29 2002

TRAXMOD Hardware MOD Player http://www.k9spud.com/traxmod/
Hardware MOD player with GNU GPL firmware and schematics. [zilym, Sep 28 2005]

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       Sounds like this would take electricity... I thought you amish didn't use that?
Aurora, Jul 30 2002
  

       If it's an addressable wind-up music box, why not just motorize it?   

       [Something very similar to that - a rolling drum with addressable pins - was Baked as a Braille display unit.]
DrCurry, Jul 30 2002
  

       Oh, I thought this said "potracker music box". I visualised a music box that would change volume/tune depending on your proximity to po.
madradish, Jul 31 2002
  

       K9spud.com has firmware and schematics for building a small standalone MOD player. Now you just need the spring power generator and you're all set.
zilym, Sep 28 2005
  
      
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