Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hacks: Floppy Disk Autoloader

Floppy disk enthusiast Dweller has been grappling for some time with how to archive his personal collection of 5000 3.5″ floppies. So he built a Floppy Autoloader that automatically copies and photographs a floppy disk in about three minutes. Via: Hack A Day
I had thousands of old floppy disks to read, and it would have taken forever to process them all by hand.

This is the result, a Copypro CP-2000 wired to an arduino, a motor controller, and a kryoflux. Will automatically work its way through a hundred or so disks at a time.

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