For kids who grew up in the 70s and 80s, there’s a very good chance your first music player was none other than the Fisher-Price Record Player. That vintage, jangly sound has a special spot in many of our hearts as it played such hit songs as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Humpty Dumpty and, don’t forget London Bridge.
Now, UK-based Fred Murphy has created some new tunes for the vintage machines, using a CNC machine to mill records which play still vintage, yet far more modern hit songs: Stairway to Heaven and the Star Wars theme. His talented reworking of the songs using the Fisher-Price machine’s limited notes is definitely worth a listen (see videos below).
Want to create some of your own records and start jamming out? Murphy created an Instructable for creating your own records using a CNC machine, and understanding that many of us have better access to 3D printers, recently created new instructions for printing out your own disks. Serious retro cool.
Star Wars Theme
Stairway to Heaven