Floppy Disk Pen Holder

2/20/2008 by matthew.shelton


Quite a while ago, my wife left me alone at home for an evening with nothing to do. Arguably, I could have cleaned or something, but I was feeling crafty, and had happened upon a tutorial on Instructables for creating a Floppy Disk Pen Holder. I looked at the first page, totally grokked the idea, and whipped up two of these utilitarian beasts of burden.

I must admit that this is an almost perfect re-purposing of "things I was going to throw away some day". I've seen nifty uses for discarded recordable CDs and DVDs, as well as spindle containers. I usually recycle the latter and shred the former, but were I to ever actually require a bagel carrier, I know where I'd get one!

Speaking of re-use, I think I have five more floppies lying around somewhere, and should be able to construct a third pen cup at some point. It would have to be a gift since I have, at this point, max'd out my ratio of floppy-disk-pen-cups to desks.

Feb 21st, 2008