Watch a 3D Printer Play a Mean Imperial March Cover

By Andrew Liszewski on at

YouTube is full of videos of defunct and outdated computer hardware that's been hacked and turned into musical instruments. Everything from disk drives to dot-matrix printers has been given a symphonic second life, and despite being a relatively new technology, even 3D printers have now been taught to play Star Wars' Imperial March.

What's most impressive is just how well the multiple stepper motors on a 3D printer are able to reproduce a tune. And if you're lucky enough to have a 3D printer at your disposal, you can actually head over to MakerBot's Thingiverse (where you probably spend a lot of your time anyways) and download a few songs to try yourself. [YouTube via Engadget]