Introduction: 5.25 Inch Floppy Disk CD Case

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In this Instructable, you will learn how to turn an old 5.25 inch floppy disk into a neat retro CD or DVD case!

Step 1: Tools & Materials

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To create the floppy disk CD & DVD case, you will need: 1 5.25 inch floppy disk, 1 CD or DVD, and scissors. That is all.

Step 2: Cut the Disk

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First, you cut carefully along the edge of the disk which goes first into the computer. Cut off just enough to open the end of the disk.

Step 3: Remove the Internal Disk

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Simply grasp and pull out the brown disk inside, but leave the cotton alone. The cotton will help protect your CD once the case is done.

Step 4: Make It Look Realistic

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Make it look realistic by taking the leftover brown disk and cutting two small rectangles out of it. Next, glue those rectangles on the inside of the two rectangular holes in the disk. This will also help protect the CD from scratches. Now, once the glue dries, insert your disk.

Step 5: Label It/Conclusion

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Take one of the labels that came with your floppy disk/disks, and label the case with what CD or DVD it contains. You have just made a neat retro CD and DVD case! I hope you enjoyed this, and please vote for me in the ShopBot contest if you liked this!

Comments

dlee68 (author)2014-03-02

I grew up with 3.5" disks but had shitty computers and shittier internet, so I don't have the blind nostalgia for 5.25 floppy disks to stop me from creating this product.

Thank you for the instructable wintergoat!

mattadamsnet (author)2012-01-23

This made me sad. I have all my old disks and a couple old drives, just to teach my kids what "floppy disks" were when they get older.

I know its a dead media, but its like chopping up an old reel to reel tape drive for the leds.

wintergoat (author)mattadamsnet2012-01-23

Don't worry. I still use 5.25 inch floppy disks, with my Apple IIe. I just had about 5 boxes of 10 disks, so I thought, why not?

Because it's a waste? Just use their jewel case or some other case from stores like the Dollar Store, Poundland, ect. I have a drawer full of 5.25'' disks for my C64, and i will NEVER do something like this to them. Even not with a dead one, that would be fun to show to children later.

bertus52x11 (author)2012-01-23

Ha! Nice one!

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