Recycle Years of Broken Hard Drives into a Surprisingly Non-Dorky Clock

Instructables has posted a guide to breaking down 3.5" hard drives and creating a wall clock out of the pieces. The guide calls for a bunch of the washers used to separate hard drive platters as well as the innards of a cheapie clock the builder had lying around. It's a pretty easy project, but what's remarkable is… » 11/01/08 1:00pm 11/01/08 1:00pm

USB Floppy Drive Concept: Oregon Trail Not Included

Designer Thomas O'Connor » 10/11/08 3:30pm 10/11/08 3:30pm has come up with a concept to join the legions of with this charming USB Floppy Drive. Take one of those floppy disks granpappy's always going on about, hollow it out, stuff it with some flash storage and a USB dongle and you've got a "sustainable" and nostalgic USB drive. It looks to be a…

7-in-1 Card Reader Includes Floppy Disk for Those People Trapped in 1987

Pop this USB 2.0-connected gadget into a spare drive bay in your PC and you will be able to read Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Secure Digital, MultiMedia Card, MicroDrive memory cards and... 3.5-inch floppy disks? You will have to spend $39 to discover if those 1987 backups still have any data. [RedFerret] » 2/20/08 10:22am 2/20/08 10:22am