This is my first instructable and I've decided to make a new gadget with ALTOIDS can. This one is a COMBO USB drive, that you can group all your old flash drives into a one, original and custom shape drive. Enjoy and comment please!

Yet, I am brazilian, so sorry about English language mistakes, ok? :)
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Step 1: What you need

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- Old Flash Drives (4 is a good amount)
- Empty ALTOIDS can
- Old mouse pad
- Hot Silicone Glue

Step 2: Marking and Cutting

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Mark the exact size of an USB por of your USB flash drives on the top side of the ALTOIDS can. Use a sharp pencil to mark EXACTLY the size of the port. DO NOT CUT MORE THAN NECESSARY or you cannot glue the flash drive after, ok?

Cut with DREMEL windows for all your flash drives you want to use.


Use an old mouse pad to cover the internal metal bottom of the can. It is a necessary step in order to make internal eletric isolation and avoid chocking hazard and hardware destruction. Place the rubber side of the mouse pad upwards.

Step 4: Glue flash drives

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Now, all you need to do is place each flash drive inside each window and glue it with hot silicone glue. DO NOT USE EPOXI or other fixing materials in order to avoid hardware damage. Use a generous dose of glue to make it very solid!

Step 5: Final details

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In thesis, your COMBO Drive is ready to use, but you need an extension USB cable to connect it on PC. Use a small cable in order to keep it inside the ALTOIDS can.

Step 6: DONE!

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Your ALTOIDS COMBO USB DRIVE is done and ready to keep all your data. You have now an original flash drive and with lots of space! The size in GB of your combo drive depends of how many space are on your flash drives. Enjoy!
FLIPminoman2 years ago
Awesome! I really like it!
add this to it and ur set. all mounted together
KingJaymz6 years ago
Aside from a couple of small spelling errors (where you said "Yet" instead of "Yes" in step one and you said "space" instead of "spare" in step 6), and I've seen native English speakers be guilty of much more shameful spelling/grammar errors, I was impressed with your command of English grammar and syntax. I'm not likely to build this one, but good on you. A fine idea, and powerful use of a second language. That's impressive no matter where or who you are. Keep studying that English, as it's obviously paying off. Merry Christmas!
cesarscavone (author)  KingJaymz6 years ago
Dear King: Thank you very much for your appreciation. I give my efforts to speak an English as better as possible, because I have a deep feeling for America. I have good friends there and despite the distance, I feel me very close to them. Yet, my English is self study only... I never be on regular class. Here in Brazil, English schools are very expensive and I, unfortunately, I cannot to pay for it... Thank you again for your comment! Best Regards!