Craftsman Ideas: What Can Be Made From Old Floppy Disks

The floppy disk was once an everyday attribute. We threw out many of them, but many could remain. In this article we will try to find a practical application for this storage medium and consider five interesting options.

Pencil holder

Craftsman Ideas: What Can Be Made From Old Floppy Disks

For this homemade product, we need at least 4 floppy disks. In each of them, at the top in the corners we make a hole, on top we consider the part of the floppy disk, in which there is a movable metal plate. There are already holes at the bottom. Now you can use plastic ties or another method available to you to connect all the floppy disks in the form of a box. In just 5 minutes, we got a nice pencil holder.

Casket Craftsman Ideas: What Can Be Made From Old Floppy Disks

Making such a little thing can be problematic, because for it we need 16, or better 18 floppy disks, so we have to dig into our bins. Here, the design principle is about the same as in the previous homemade product, but the closing part must necessarily be movable. To make the box look more attractive, you can decorate it with something, for example, cutting a piece from an old unnecessary belt and attaching it to the lid.

Laptop table

Craftsman Ideas: What Can Be Made From Old Floppy Disks

If you have a large number of floppy disks, then it is quite possible to make a decent laptop table out of them. The shape and size of such a product depends on your floppy stock and imagination. Here, the fastening principle from past homemade products will not work, because the table must be rigid and stable. You will need to use good superglue to firmly bond the floppy disks together. This table not only adds originality to the design, but also protects your laptop from overheating, as this design provides good airflow for the internal parts of the computer.

Flower pot

Craftsman Ideas: What Can Be Made From Old Floppy Disks

An original, simple and cute floppy flower pot is made in the same way as a pencil holder, but we add another element – the bottom. It should be attached under the four walls of the future pot. It remains only to fill the product with soil and plant a flower.

Mug stand

Craftsman Ideas: What Can Be Made From Old Floppy Disks

This homemade product is suitable for those who do not want or do not like to tinker with something. We only need one diskette, and you don't need to do anything with it, just put it under a mug with your favorite hot drink and be proud of yourself, because you just have golden hands!

A floppy disk is, at first glance, an unnecessary item from our past, but everyone has memories associated with it. System administrators, programmers and people working on a computer will be pleased to receive the above courtesies as a retro gift.

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