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Floppy Disk Drive Stands Up to Avoid Spills



London-based designer Chambers Judd modified the floppy disk drive pictured above. Normally it lies flat, but the moment that it comes in contact with a liquid, little legs raise it up out of danger. Video at the link.

Link via CrunchGear | Photo: Chambers Judd

Seems like a lot of work for about 1.5 MB of storage capacity per diskette...

How about designing a spill-resistant keyboard? I've probably destroyed a dozen of them with my morning coffee.
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This would be great to help prevent me from constantly spilling beer on my router, but probably not provide much due to me kicking it over in a drunken nerdrage.
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It reminds me of a white grand piano.

Seeing how "Attenborough Design Group, a fictional organisation..." this could very well apply to an alternate reality with a different tech level.
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