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Tag: Floppy Disk

Floppotron Plays Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” aka The Funk of 40 Floppy Disks

Floppotron Plays Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” aka The Funk of 40 Floppy Disks
If you are looking for a Halloween scare of the audio variety, check this out. You only have a day until the big holiday, so turn off the lights, turn up your volume, and put Paweł Zadrożniak’s latest work on loop. Yes, the famous Floppotron has a creepy electronic cover…

Play Floppy Disk Games on Your Smartphone

Play Floppy Disk Games on Your Smartphone
You can already play classic games on your phone. That’s no big deal. But if you want something closer to an authentic experience, where you play old games on your phone USING A FLOPPY DISK, you are in luck. You can actually do just that, and quite easily if you’ve…
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Apple II Blu-ray/DVD Drive: Disk to the Future

Apple II Blu-ray/DVD Drive: Disk to the Future
With the advent of HD and 4K streaming video, you may think that physical disks are obsolete. But frankly, most of the 1080p Blu-ray discs I’ve played on my home theater system look better than even 4K streamed content out there because of the compression streaming services apply to reduce…

Giant 3.5″ Floppy Disk Table Could Store a Bunch of Flash Drives

Giant 3.5″ Floppy Disk Table Could Store a Bunch of Flash Drives
After you’ve grown tired of your Nintendo controller and VHS tape coffee tables, what’s next? Well if you’re moving your way through the evolution of consumer electronics, then your next move might be this 3.5″ floppy disk table. The FloppyTable is made by Axel van Exel and Marian Neulant of…

Floppy Disk Lampshade: What Drunk Geeks Wear on Their Heads

Floppy Disk Lampshade: What Drunk Geeks Wear on Their Heads
Have a bunch of old 3.5″ floppy disks lying around? If you still have some left over after converting them into paintings or handbags, you might want to redecorate your room with a floppy disk lampshade.…

DIY Star Wars Toys from Old 3.5″ Disks: The Floppy Strikes Back

DIY Star Wars Toys from Old 3.5″ Disks: The Floppy Strikes Back
Got some old floppy disks lying around? How about a little spare time? Are you a Star Wars fan? If you answered yes to all three of those questions, here’s the perfect project for you – a Millennium Falcon, X-Wing Fighter and Death Star cobbled together from old floppy disk…

Floppy Disk Coasters Made from Wood, Not Floppies

Floppy Disk Coasters Made from Wood, Not Floppies
Even back in the day I’d sometimes use an old floppy disk as a coaster for my can of soda, but it’s not like it was particularly good at absorbing moisture. These coasters are modeled after old school floppies, but are made from wood instead – so they should do…

Floppy Disk iPad Case Has Massive Capacity

Floppy Disk iPad Case Has Massive Capacity
If you’re looking for a fun way to dress up your iPad while protecting it, look no further than this slipper case designed to look like a giant 3.5-inch floppy disk.…

5-1/4″ Floppy Disk Wall Sconce: Storage at the Speed of Light

5-1/4″ Floppy Disk Wall Sconce: Storage at the Speed of Light
Celebrate old school computing with this awesomely geeky wall sconce, made in the shape of an old 5-1/4″ floppy disk. Man, I haven’t used one of those in years – and I can’t say I miss it. Even with a double-sided/double-density floppy, I can’t even begin to fathom the number…

HxC SD Card Drive Emulates 3.5″ Floppy Disks

HxC SD Card Drive Emulates 3.5″ Floppy Disks
If you ever wanted a better way to get tons of data onto an old gadget that used floppy drives, I might just have the trick. This nifty little gadget replaces old 3.5″ floppy drives with an SD/SDHC memory card reader.…

LEGO Mindstorms Rig Copies Floppies

LEGO Mindstorms Rig Copies Floppies
Eli Carter’s grandfather was an accomplished nerd – he worked on software that was used on fighter aircraft, on the Apollo missions and even wrote the first software that could operate a nuclear reactor. When his grandfather passed away, Eli was tasked with archiving the 443 3.5-inch floppy disks that…

Phantom of the Floppera: Floppy Music x4

Phantom of the Floppera: Floppy Music x4
We’ve heard floppy drive music hacks before, but never on this grand of a scale. By wiring a few floppy drives to a  microcontroller, YouTuber FunToTheHead cranked out this beautifully musical floppy drive hack.…

The USB Floppy Disk

The USB Floppy Disk
A while back, I told you guys about some CD-R disks that look like old 3.5″ floppies. In the story, I said that I’d much rather have a 3.5″ floppy USB drive, and Technabob reader Charles Mangin of Option8 has now indulged us with one. In order to pull off…

Floppy Disk Sticky Notes

Floppy Disk Sticky Notes
I remember my first 3.5-inch disk. It was a copy of MacPaint on the original Mac 128k, and it was so amazing compared to the 5.25 and 8-inch floppies of my youth. Eventually, I had boxes and boxes of the little hard-shelled floppies, each one with various and sundry Mac…

Floppy Disk Fridge Magnets: Ironic, Ain’T They?

Floppy Disk Fridge Magnets: Ironic, Ain’T They?
When I first saw these floppy disk refrigerator magnets, I thought they looked kind of clever. Then I thought about the simple fact that they would never be able to hold any data, thanks to their self-destructive magnetic properties.…

Save Your Dreams in the Floppy Disk Pillow

Save Your Dreams in the Floppy Disk Pillow
Twice the size of an actual 3½ diskette, the pillow’s smiling face and familiar form will have you waxing nostalgic in no time at all. That is if you’re old enough to have used floppy disks. You can get a Mini Floppy Disk Pillow at ShanaLogic for $18 (USD). Actually…
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