In my previous blog-post I have discussed my idea’s on selling games on floppy disk, now I will show how I fitted a 3.5′ floppy disk in a CD case. Please note that I have used a standard (10.4mm) case, otherwise the beads won’t fit.
What I have done, as you can see in the picture above, is to remove the CD tray and glue four beads in a square formation inside of the case. Using a floppy disk as an example, I was able to make it fit tightly but with a bit of space left so the floppy could be easily removed and placed back.
The advantage of this method is that you can save a lot of money by re-using old CD cases you have laying around the house, instead of buying speciality floppy disk cases. The downside is that it takes some time to glue the beads in place and for the glue to dry. Something that I still have to test is if this design would withstand the violence of being mailed to someone. The glue I have used was standard miniature-model glue, so I think it will be sturdy enough to withstand some shaking.