Making Hard Sector Floppies
geneb at deltasoft.com
Wed Mar 31 08:20:03 CDT 2010
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>>> If using a laser, what power would be required to cut the holes and
>>> what kind of laser? I currently have a 35W IR laser that could be
>>> more than a bit dangerous without proper safety precautions ...
>>> I've kind of gotten used to eyesight :)!
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> Aaarggghhh! A laser and a vintage computer(part)?
> Next stop a paperpuncher with a laser to cut the holes???
> But interesting idea to use a laser to cut the holes in the floppy surface.
If someone were to make a CAD drawing of the cookie with the sector holes
cut-out, it would be trivial to make the sector holes on my Epilog
To make it even crazier, I could create a custom jig on my 'bot that would
use a tiny pin to engage the index hole on the cookie, with venting
underneath the sector hole area (needed when laser cutting).
It would take probably 10 seconds a disc. It might even be possible to
stack multiple cookies. :)
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