Introduction: Altoids Can Flash Drive Safety Case.

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I enjoy having my flash drive in my backpack at school just incase I need to pull work off a computer and bring it home to work on it. But I don't like knowing that random people at my school will all of a suddon treat your backpack like a football, and begin kicking and/or tossing it around class, or the gym.

So, for some extra flash drive security at my school, I made myself an Altoids flash drive safety case.

Step 1: Supplies and Proceedure.

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For this very small and easy project you'll need:

1. One altoids can
2. Some sort of padding to go in altoids can
3. Exacto knife or something of the likes...

Cut your padding to fit snug into the altoids can. I used 1/2 inch thick closed cell foam padding. Don't know where I got the stuff, but I got it. It's really resiliant, and pretty tuff.

After you've got the padding fitting right in the can, use your exacto knife to cut a hollowish spot for your flash drive. This will keep it dancing around in the altoids can. It should fit snugly into the space that you make.

Step 2: You're Done.

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I know this has been a relativley short instructable, but there's not much you can say about, "Cut foam to fit container, put flashdrive in container with foam".

I'm gonna take the paint off and make it not look like an altoids can so that one of my friends opens it looking for altoids and finds my flash drive. I might even put some kind of coolio latch on it.

Hope you enjoyed this 1 step instructable, Check out my others!


Obsessive (author)2008-04-06

Your impact will surely stay intact with this instructable.
Nicely done.

fishyfish777 (author)Obsessive2008-09-17

more like indestructable

spock155 (author)fishyfish7772008-12-24

:( I wish I could think up witty remarks :(

mason0190 (author)spock1552010-06-29

add me 2 ur friends list and i will train you wittily, young padowan.

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-02-12

Cool! And your flash drive even says impact!

mason0190 (author)LinuxH4x0r2010-06-29

oh, sweet irony

GianniMora (author)2009-06-13

sweet instructable my flashdrive was smashed when a fat kid stepped on it

drmjj55 (author)GianniMora2009-12-01

making fun of fat kids is racist among the fatties of the world

GianniMora (author)drmjj552009-12-01

 are you serious...

drmjj55 (author)GianniMora2009-12-02

why wouldnt i be????

GianniMora (author)drmjj552009-12-03

ohh i thought you were joking... r u considered a fatty, cause thats the only reason you would say something that dumb.

drmjj55 (author)GianniMora2009-12-07

no im not a fatty im just joking

sjoobbani (author)drmjj552009-12-30

it's discrimination, not racist... wow go to school mate.

mason0190 (author)sjoobbani2010-06-29

i dont even think that was discrimination. just pointing out that it was a fat kid.

sjoobbani (author)2009-12-30

Great Idea mate, I suggest adding a small layer of protection on the lid aswell, on the inside, some layers of duct tape, to keep it snug, and also, seal the outside edges with hot glue, on high heat, and use a small stick (popsicle) to make sure it doesn't shut it. Water is dangerous, even though USB flash drives don't have any electricales, so getting them wet, and letting them AIR DRY for a couple days is fine, and doesn't affect it, just not a good idea.

bloke2022 (author)2009-08-02

I have the same flashdrive.

Masteroffencing (author)2008-09-20

do you know were you got your flash drive i have like 5 but that one looks cool nice ible

I think I got it at Wal-mart once for about 13 bucks, There were about 200 of them in a big discount box. Hope that helps, and thanks for the comment

ilovetea (author)2008-07-29

I was going to do this with my old briefcase and extra foam laying around and make it for a snickers candy bar. I would take it to school and trick everyone until I opened it.

Gage987 (author)2008-06-18

you should also put a thin layer of foam in the lid so it doesn't hit the top but this is simple and convenient I like it

dombeef (author)2008-06-17

That was my old one Still COOL!

ultrauber (author)2008-02-25

that foamy stuff looks really useful. i wish you knew where you got it. +1

GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-12

Very smart and very easy too.
Great job. +1 rating.

xtank5 (author)2008-02-12


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