Here is a solution that solves both of those problems at once: a miniature notebook made with floppy disks. Geeky and stylish!
Step 1: You will need...
You will need...
6-8 Sheets of Paper
Something to cut the paper with
A Pen or Pencil
Drill with Assorted Drill Bits
Two Floppy Disks
Stiff Wire or small Chain Links
Soldering Iron (Only necessary if you're making your own chain links)
Step 2: Make a Template
First, we need a template. Lay the floppy disk on one sheet of paper and trace around it. Draw a couple of lines inside the template on the left and right sides, about .5cm in. Do the same for the bottom, too, then cut it out. This is so the paper is just a little smaller than the floppy disk, you don't have to do this unless you don't want the paper coming out the sides.
Step 3: Cut the Paper
Step 4: Stack and Drill
Mark where you are going to drill the holes, and put a some small marks there. Put the clamps right below the drill spots, to reduce vibration and provide a cleaner hole.
With everything in place, drill some small holes in the designated spots, through the paper and all. Then take a bigger bit, and drill a hole big enough to give your chain links just a little room to move around. The purpose of the smaller hole is to act as a "pilot" hole, and make sure that when you drill the big hole, the drill bit goes where it's supposed to.
Step 5: Make Chain Links and Solder
Cut two pieces of wire a few centimeters long to become the chain links. You'll need more if you have more paper, but always try to get a little more that you think you might need. You can cut some off, but you can't cut it back on. (That'd be strange.)
Bend the wires into circular shapes, but leave the gap big enough so you can put them through the floppy disks and paper.
Put the open chain links through the whole thing. It'll be easier if you leave the clamps in place to hold everything together.
Bend the wires shut and shape them so that they are more circular. Solder the wires together, and you're done! Try not to have the chain links too big, or everything will move around too much, and don't make them too small, or nothing will move very well.
Step 6: Love It
If you run out of paper and you don't want to make a whole new notepad, just cut some more paper, desolder or unbend the rings, and add the paper.
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