Floppy Drives Archive

  • Sony to stop manufacturing Floppy discs after 30 years

    Sony to stop manufacturing Floppy discs after 30 years

    Remember Floppy discs? In case you haven't noticed (like I didn't), Sony is actually still making and selling those discs. But soon it's time to say goodbye, as the company now said [JP] it will stop production in March next year. Sony rolled out the world's first 3.5-inch floppy disc back in 1981. And believe it or not, even in 2008, the company could still sell 8.5 million units in Japan alone.

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  • Air rockets are dumb. Make your own floppy drive echo / delay unit

    Air rockets are dumb. Make your own floppy drive echo / delay unit

    You could spend your weekend making the compressed air rocket posted below. That’d be fun. Or you could get a few floppy drives together and make your own tape delay and reverb. Yeah, that sounds much more exciting. This DIY project comes by way of Oakland, CA from a Daniel McAnulty. Musician, tinkerer, and just a [...]

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