This is a binder made from 5 1/4" floppy disks (from the DOS 3.2 era.) I have both my Macpack and Floppy disk bag on display in an art gallery and I wanted some way to present the instructables alongside the pieces, because they are as much a part of the art as the pieces themselves. So I stitched together sixteen floppies into 2x2 squares and had them bound with the printed instructables as two binders for presentation. And off we go:
Step 1: The pieces:
The things you will require are:
floppy disks (crucial) 8x each binder,
A drill and appropriate sized bit (I rec0ommend no larger than 3/16",)
Magnetic tape from a cassette tape,
a needle with an eye big enough to thread the tape yet small enough to fit through the holes,
a binding machine or some sort of money/KinkosÃÂ® combo.
a printer or the above combo,
tassle material, i used my favorite ribbon cable.
If you desire to remove the labels from the floppies and the glue is still holding strong after 20 years I recommend a good soak.
Step 2: The math section:
Remember how to add and divide fractions? If no, then be thankful that this project allows for substantial amounts of error. Break up two of the edges into a reasonable amount and mark with a pencil where you want to drill.
Step 3: The logic section:
Here you arrange the floppies so that you can drill where you want in one go. The way I have layed them out here, in stacks of four because I need four total sheets of four (each stack contains only one corner for each page) if you put each stack directly on top of another stack to create one giant stack (resist the temptation to shuffle) then drill two rows of holes you will wind up with four of each corner piece with all of the ovular holes facing the same direction.
Step 4: Begin drilling:
Begin drilling, here I have made a miter box with two perfectly perpendicular walls to keep the stack nice and square. Feel free to do the same if you desire