Getting Beverage Coasters


It’s possible to make stone coasters out of computer parts. This may come as a surprise but it’s actually easy to create these protective fittings from floppy disks.

You recall the old computer floppy disks? They were the kind of storage media we had to have before pencil drives and CDs been devised. Nowadays no computer programmer or user will desire them. Their usage has long been replaced with additional flexible and higher capacity mimeo apparatus. So we’re going to turn those obsolete things into something useful – drink coasters.

Let us see this to know how we will go about doing it. We will use the slim picture from the floppy for our drink coasters. The floppy disc film is really thin and readily warps, we’ll have to utilize felt or another material to reinforce it so it grows more durable for use as drink coasters. We would like to utilize our coasters for quite a while. The floppy movie is overly smooth so that the felt will increase the frictional house and allow it to be stable for tables, desks or coffee tables.

You’ll require a floppy disc, a decal and scissors for your drink coasters.

The process is just as straightforward.

Rip the floppy apart. You can achieve it by putting your thumb in the top part of the discs and gently pulling them apart. Then you’ll get the thin picture that lay within the discs.

The next thing to do to get our coasters would be to cut out felt to the form of the thin film and utilize adhesive (preferably paste) to combine it into the movie. Leave it to dry.

At this point you have your fine beverage coasters. You may personally admire your creativity of utilizing obsolete material to create something helpful for your home or office.

Jim Slate is a design philosopher that has produced a serried of rock drink coasters out of exotic imported natural rock materials. These materials comprise slate, sandstone, travertine, marble, and onyx.