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How Floppy Disks Work

How Floppy Disks Work

Video: No matter what the size — eight-inch, 5 1/4-inch, 3 1/2-inch — floppy disks are the most iconic symbols of old-school computing. But how do they actually work? The 8-Bit Guy spends 15 minutes breaking down what makes floppy disks so cool, despite being obsolete.

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

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…