Today I’d like to tell you about a guy calling himself Dweller. He runs a blog called Dwellers Tech Musings, which can be found here.
Mr. Dweller was in a pickle, since he had an archive of about 5000 (!) floppy disks for the Amiga that he wanted to store electronically. After all, such an amount of disks takes up a lot of space. Converting these manually to .ADF’s would take many days (ages) of hard work. To make the process a bit easier, Dweller actually built a machine for this purpose. It is called the Floppy Autoloader.
Please have a look at the video below to see it in action:
Amazing stuff, isn’t it? 😀 It’s nice to see people taking good care of old software, so that it will be preserved for the future.
If you want to read more about the project, please head over to Dwellers Tech Musings by clicking here. There you ‘ll find information about the project from start to finish. Pure excellence. 🙂
Amazing what some people are capable of doing. 🙂
It sure is. 🙂
Looks like it uses a KryoFlux to do the imaging. Neat!
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KryoFlux is a great piece of hardware. Wouldn’t mind having one. So many possibilities!
That is a very ingenious setup. I’ve got a Kryoflux myself but I’m manually feeding the disks and controlling the device. Automating the whole process would be brilliant, and the addition of a disk photo at the end of each is a great idea.
Only thing… why no way to neatly catch the disks after releasing them so they neatly stack in a completion tray? Dropping them onto the floor will surely damage a few of them, and some might not have been read correctly so end up with dead disks and corrupt images.
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Yes, it’s great stuff for sure. Imagine how long it would take to do this manually with over 5000 disks! 😀