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Build Your Own Star Wars TIE Advanced Out Of Old Floppy Disks

It’s the weekend and you’re looking for something to do. Star Wars is close to your heart, as is getting your hands dirty and/or sliced to ribbons. Inexplicably, you have a bunch of 3 1/2-inch floppy disks beside you. Presented with this situation, what else would you do but build this neat little model of a TIE Advanced?

All the steps you need to follow can be found on Instructables. Want to know a bit more before you dive in?

Not a problem.

You’ll need about five floppy disks with their protective metal shields intact, as well as a pair of needle-nose pliers and some wire cutters (or scissors, the author suggests, if you can’t find any). You’ll then need to spend time “fatiguing” the metal as you build it (in other words, bending it back and forth until it separates cleanly).

As I mentioned in the first paragraph, the chances of cutting your fingers to pieces are strong with this one, so take care. Even if you do happen to slip up, there’s nothing wrong with giving your very evil space-borne fighter a blood-red paint job.

Seriously though, please don’t hurt yourself.

[Instructables]

Image: Jetpack5


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