Saturday, January 22, 2011

Floppy-Disk Archiving Machine

Name of Model: 3.5" Floppy-disk Archiving Machine
Created by: Eli Carter
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Details: It's a common problem - outdated media that's become difficult to use taking up space. Transferring the content from a pile of floppy discs to a larger modern hard drive can be time-consuming, but if you have enough of them it may take less time to create a robot to make it for you. This machine makes use of an NXT kit, an android phone, a Linux-based laptop, and some Python code. The external floppy drive probably simplified the automation process (compared to using a drive built in to the laptop), but the basic idea looks easy enough to apply. Now if only we could send in our floppies to be archived...

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