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Floppy Disk Wood Coasters

Floppy Disk Wood Coasters

Back in the day, we used to use 3.5″ floppy disks as coasters. All too often, our drinks slipped right off, and they were a bit lumpy. These laser-cut wood coasters from OttoAutomation seem like a better idea, and include shrunk-down 5-1/4″ style disks too.

The Final Flopdown

The Final Flopdown

Musician and modder Paweł Zadrożniak’s electronic orchestra of 3.5″ floppy drives, hard drives, and flatbed scanners, aka The Floppotron performs a spot-on cover version of Europe’s cheesetastic synth-rock anthem The Final Countdown.

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Ghostbusters Floppy Cover

Ghostbusters Floppy Cover

When you want to listen to musical floppy disks, who you gonna call? MrSolidSnake 745, that’s who. Here’s his latest work, a cover of the Ghostbusters theme using eight floppy drives.

Game of Floppies

Game of Floppies

Music played on floppy drives never gets old. Ok, it sorta does. But we’re still impressed by this rendition of Ramin Djawadi’s masterful Game of Thrones theme played with these computer relics.

Daft Punk Derezzed Floppy Cover

Daft Punk Derezzed Floppy Cover

YouTuber MrSolidSnake745 covers Daft Punk’s bliptastic TRON single Derezzed using five floppy drives. It’s not as clean as the electric guitar cover, but you can’t miss the song’s unmistakable riff.

Phantom of the Floppera

Phantom of the Floppera

YouTube user FunToTheHead connected a few floppy drives to a PIC18f14k50 microcontroller to create an engaging musical piece. Bonus: special appearance by the talent at 2:30. (Thanks Alex!)

Disk It Sticky Notes

Disk It Sticky Notes

2 snaps to the old school style of computing: Istanbul designer Burak Kaynak has dreamed up these 3.5” floppy disk shaped sticky notepads. They’re only a prototype, but wouldn’t they be fun?

Ceramic Floppy Disk Tiles

Ceramic Floppy Disk Tiles

These retro-charming ceramic floppy disk tiles, created by the creative powers that be at Australia’s Eness, are not available for sale, but don’t you just wish they were?

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