Engineer Rigs His House to Respond to Songs from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Engineer Rigs His House to Respond to Songs from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Feeling cold? Nothing a few bars of Bolero of Fire won't fix.

In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link can use his instrument (hee-hee) to control the very elements of Hyrule. Even the sun will rise and set on command if Link plays a few notes.

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Allen Pan, electronic tinkerer extraordinaire, can't use his own ocarina to make it rain whenever he wants. However, he did manage to wire the gizmos in his house to respond to certain audio cues from Ocarina of Time.

The Sun's Song turns on his lights. Bolero of Fire turns up the heat. Minuet of Forest waters his plants, and the Song of Healing restores everything to its default setting.

Pan's YouTube channel, Sufficietly Advanced, is packed with similar electronic experimentations. You probably never knew you wanted to see them, but you'll be glad they exist.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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