Crafts from Floppy

 Bagsweremadefromdiskettes,putascupholders,metalheartsofmagneticdiskswereturnedintopartsforanadmintambourineandthemagneticdisksthemselvesusedinsteadoflightfilterstolookatthesun.Aboutwhathappenedtomewhenartandgeeknessmetinmyheadanditwaswritteninthispost.
Iliketodraw.Ihavealotofmarkers,pensandpencils,andatsomepointIrealizedthattherewouldnotbeenoughofordinarycoastersandpencilcases,ofwhichtherearemanyinofficesupplystores.Iwantedsomethingofmyownandtailoredtomyneeds.ItallstartedwithhowIreadthepostonlifehackeronthepenholderoffloppydisks.Itisdoneverysimply-takefivediskettesandinterlockwithringstoeachother.Iimprovedthecircuitanddidnotlinkthem,butgluedthemtogether.Thestandmadeusingthismethodwaslatermodifiedbyaddingalidonanadhesivetapetoaboxforerasers.OnestandwasnotenoughandImadeanotherone,replacingthebottomfloppydiskwithaCD,Thishasincreasedstability,anditlooksgood.Later,Imadeanotherstandusingtheoldmethodandglueditwithanewone,additionallyaddingseveralpartitionsfromthesamefloppydisks.Fortwoyearsshehasservedmeonthetablebyfaithandtruth.Butthatwasnotenough,andthenIstartedmakingmorestands.AnotherCDwasaddedtotheCD,whichthickenedthebottom,madeitbeautifulfromthebottomandfurtherimprovedstability.Apieceofpaperwasplacedbetweenthediscssothatnothingwouldfalloutinthecenterofthe“pancake”.Toconnectthestandswitheachother,apartofthediskwascutfrombothsides.ThenIimmediatelycutthecornerofthediskanddidnotuseextrafloppydiskstoconnectthetwostands,andmadethemimmediatelymeshed,thewallbetweentheboxeswasatotaloftwo.Partitionsweredesignedfordifferentmarkers,fromthicktothin.Thistrainnowflauntsmeonthetable.Butthepensbecamemoreandmoreandwantedtomakeevenmoreconvenientstand.Havinggotaspeciallypurchasedboxoffloppydisks,Idecidedtomakeastandatanangle.Thetechniquewasthesameasfortheveryfirsttime-aboxwithabottomfromafloppyorcardboard(fortheoriginallook),dividersfromfloppydisks,buttwomorediscswereattachedtotheside,whichholdthestandatanangle.ThefirsttimeIusedsmallself-tappingscrews,butevenwiththemIhadtimetowearit,inthesecondIgluedthem.Thesupportsturnedouttobeincrediblyconvenientandoccupyaplaceofhonornearthelaptop.Atanangleinkspoilslessanditismoreconvenienttogetdrawingsticks,besidesyoucanseecolororthicknessimmediately.NowIthinkthekudapplyoldsidyukanddividyuki,ofwhichIhaveaccumulatedagreatmany.Donotreallydothesametambourine?AprettyinterestingapplicationforoldfloppiesfoundAnaBuiguesfromSpain.Itmakesnotebooksfromoldfloppiesandsellsthemintheonlinestoreforand,dependingonthenumberofpages.Itlooksquitesimpotichno.Thisistheoriginalideaforahomemadenotepad.Anotheruseforoldfloppydisksisthebag!Suchabagdoesnotseemtooconvenient,butthedesign,astheysay,requiresofvictims.

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