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Here’s a craft project I could get into: turning all of those old 3.5″ floppy disks into turntables on greeting cards. Good way to wrap the ubiquitous iTunes Gift Card.

Making a moving turntable greeting card from a floppy disk

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Anonymous

    I don’t get it.

    What’s that supposed to be?

    • RocketGuy

      But for those of us who used to actually listen to LP’s, it’s supposed to be a record player. Nicely done too.

      I guess in a few years people will look at CD’s and ask what the shiny disc is.

  • http://www.gifts-store.co.uk Greeting Cards

    You should be able to use the head from a disk reader and actually record Audio onto the floppy disk. It’s just recording frequency instead of Data. Then when you spin the disk you’d get sound. Think of it as a circular tape machine.