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Noisy Disk 5.25 Inch Mechanical Sound Maker

The Noisy Disk is back in stock at the BMOW store, after a manufacturing delay. Do you miss the iconic sounds of mechanical click-clacking from original Apple II floppy drives? Does the familiar rattling of a boot floppy bring a smile to your face? This board uses a mechanical relay to create authentic-sounding disk head movements for the BMOW Floppy Emu disk emulator. Sure it’s useless, but it’s useless fun.

The Noisy Disk board attaches inline with your existing Floppy Emu cable. When Floppy Emu is configured to emulate a 5.25 inch Apple II floppy drive, the Noisy Disk onboard relay snaps open and shut whenever the emulated disk steps from one track to the next. It creates a symphony of disk noise that will bring back memories of 1979.

Noisy Disk is available now at the BMOW Store.

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  1. Mike M. - November 15th, 2022 4:36 am

    It really is a must have!!! I had a friend with just a floppy emu, and when he heard mine in action he had to have one too! Thanks Steve.

  2. msgx - November 19th, 2022 7:38 am

    Introducing a comparison driving video of the FDD emulator I made in the past and the actual FDD.

    If you connect it to the 20-pin header of the FDD controller card, select a DSK or NIB file in the file browser and boot the Apple 2, it runs fine. In particular, the sound that the drive header makes when moving the track was implemented using really wav files..! 🙂

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