Hear disk drives play the 'Back to the Future' theme (really)

Think, McFly, think! What's a crazy-fun way to cover the theme from the 1980s classic sci-fi comedy flick "Back to the Future"? With disk drives, of course.

Suitcase full of Back to the Future
Video screenshot by Rusty Blazenhoff/CNET

Eighties pop culture buffs may feel a tinge of nostalgia hearing the "Back to the Future" theme song, especially when played by the moving parts of disk drives. To make this video happen, YouTuber Arganalth attached a Raspberry Pi computer to a bunch of floppy and HDD drives, placed the whole getup inside a suitcase, and programmed the drives' mechanisms to play songs. And because he built his personal sound machine inside of luggage, he'll able to take most anywhere. Smart!

Put your souped-up DeLorean in drive and take a listen to this.

(Via Tastefully Offensive)

About the author

Rusty Blazenhoff has been deeply involved in cyberculture for more than 20 years, and immersed in pop culture since getting her first copy of Dynamite magazine. She loves kitsch, quirky artifacts of Americana, and enjoying island life in Alameda, Calif., with her daughter. She makes a mean Fluffernutter.


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