In honor of this week, I wrote the following parody of the popular song Let It Go, from Disney’s Frozen. Play the following clip and sing along!
Without further ado,
Let It Smoke
A struggle and eventual triumph with embedded programming, in song
Something’s not right in the fab lab tonight Not a smile to be seen There’s a lot of consternation And nothing looks like it’s clean… I’ve soldered all day and my brain has long since fried Couldn’t make it work, heaven knows I tried… Is the solder clean; is it shiny? Something's wrong with my FabISP! Does it have power? I just don’t know… This really blows… Let it smoke, let it smoke, Can’t fix it anymore Let it smoke, let it smoke, I guess this board's done for! I don’t care If I’m here all day! Let the smoke come out… I'm just making a new board anyway It’s funny how just one bug Can make nothing work at all And the root of my frustration Is just something that’s so small! It seems there’s nothing I can do I think the circuit just hates you No power, no luck, no LED… For me! Let it smoke, let it smoke, Time to kiss this board goodbye! Let it smoke, let it smoke, I'll give it another try! I guess I'll stay in the lab all day! Here I go again… Oh, it looks like I’ve hooked up 5 volts to the ground This is just another problem of many that I've found But maybe the board will finally work at last Let's see some magic smoke, I'll just test it out real fast! No more smoke! No more smoke! There’s power to the ISP No more smoke! No more smoke! I see a blinking LED! I can't believe… this just feels so great But come next week… I know I'll just be screwed another way.
If you don’t have Idina Menzel’s vocal range, or if you’re a guy, you may want to sing this lower pitch version instead: