Introduction: Another Usb Key Casing, This Time for the Analog Photographers

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I had a usb key lying on my desk for while, the casing had cracked and opened and I kept it until i found the proper replacement casing.
I hope the analog feel of it will please the film photographers on instructables :)

Step 1: The Film Cartidge

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I used a reusable film cartridge i had with my bulk film loader.
I actually like the plastic film cartidge better, they are more reliable and close firmly.
As I had no use of this metal cartridge, i found it perfect for that little project.
You could of course use a standard film cartridge! Use a cheap roll if you discard the film or a roll you reuse after you developed it's film on your own ;).
I advise you open your cartridge it with a bottle opener, it's the safest way.

Step 2: Adapting the Usb Key to the Film Cartridge

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i cut the film spool to hold the usb key, added some foam (maybe not the best to avoid overheating) and closed the film cartridge with the key inside.

Step 3:

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Plug the film cartridge to your computer and voila!
You can store various files on the usb key memory, but i bet that image files will best fit ;).

I put a sticker on the cartridge and gave it as a birthday present to a photographer friend who loved it at first sight !


microman171 (author)2009-08-25

We can tell you are a photographer =D

Great photos mate!

hixair (author)microman1712009-08-26

this is the nicest comment i could get ;) thanks !

J@50n (author)hixair2010-02-02

 only true though! the clear photos make an instructable about 99.99% better!

Thanks, i may have to try this. the only thing is that i'm pure digital and don't have any spools.

Kiteman (author)2009-08-26


DIY Dave (author)2009-08-25

nice clear pictures

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