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This automatic 3.5'' floppy disk loader is really one of its kind! [Video]
posted April 5 2012 23:01.34 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Yes, i do have boxes filled with floppy disks, mainly 5 1/4'', but also 3.5''. Most of us have loads of those disks and data are slowly being lost. Here is what a creative dude thought of to preserve his old data from the 5000 floppy disks: He made an auto-loader mechanism to load, copy and save the files from the disks autonomously! What he did is he hacked a commercial disk duplicator, added an Arduino board, some mechanical parts, servos and staff, and a digital camera to take a picture of each disk and file it. Each disk takes about 3 minutes to copy, but the system is autonomous and needs of no supervision, so there is no rush...



[Via: hackaday]    [Link: dwellertech]
Tags: crazy hack   rc servo   microcontroller   arduino   autonomous   creative   storage/memory   electronic project   computer peripheral hacks   mechanical   crazy designs   cool gadget   avr   hdd   pc related   
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