Introduction: Chewing Gum USB !!

Welcome to another of my awesome USB case mods !

This case mod allows you to sneakily conceal your USB in a chewing gum packet, apart from being super-mega-awesome-cool this mod will stop all those annoying classmates who always borrow your usb, (you know, the ones that don't delete their files afterwards)
When they ask simply reach into packet and retrieve your "chewing gum" !!

This is really easy and the finished product can be achieved in around 10 min !

Hope you like it !!

Step 1: Obtaining USB, Cardboard, Gum !

Well its obvious, but for this project your probably going to need a USB
My USB had already lost its case (hence the 'ible) so i didn't need to remove one.

If your USB is still i its plastic coffin then grab a craft knife and gently pry at the edges, this will pop the little clasps, now slowly lift the top and it should also pop off.

For this 'ible you will also need a section of cardboard approximately 4 inch by 4 inch.
Surprisingly enough you will also need a pack of Chewing Gum !

Onwards to step 2 !!

Step 2: Cutting the Cardboard

Ok now we have the materials we can start making the case.

Rest the Gum packet on the cardboard and using a pencil draw around it. Now remove the Gum packet and using a craft knife cut along the lines you drew

(dont cut your nice wooden desk though, if you do, using a dremel to try to buff it out DOESN'T work, it gets much, much worse) :(

Step 3: Packet Surgery

Now we have the cardboard we need to open up the packet.

We don't want to tear it open so grab a craft knife !! NOT by the SHARP bit !! oh jesus go get a plaster, and then follow the pictures for more detail.

Step 4: Dividing Forces

Now you have cut the packaging you need to size up and cut the cardboard so it will fin in the body and cap sections.

Step 5: Fitting the Usb

You cant just shove the USB between the cardboard so we need to use our craft knife careful now to hollow out.

Cut the top layer of the cardboard off and then place the USB in the hole, if it doesn't fit cut out more space.

When you have the right size hole use some glue to attach the two sides of the cardboard together.

Step 6: Fitting Into Pack

Because you measured the cardboard before you cut it at the beginning it should slot right in to the empty packaging. if it doesn't, use your craft knife to cut little bits off the edges until it fits.

When the cardboard does fit put a little bit of glue on the outside so that the packaging wont slide off.

Step 7: Finito Completo !

Let out a yelp of joy because you have now finished the USB Chewing gum case mod !

Thanks for making/reading my instructable, i hope you liked it !!
Leave a comment and tell me what you think !

Wondering what to do next ??
Check out my other USB mods !
Shotgun Shell USB
Champagne Cork USB

Or one of my other 17 instructables !


Maanav. made it!(author)2017-01-17

The usb was just stuck in the laptop and case was in my hand :(

StanleyK8 made it!(author)2016-06-03


Trojan+Camel made it!(author)2016-02-24


Mixey+101 made it!(author)2014-10-15

now i need gum and have to make this , cool idea :)

canem made it!(author)2014-07-21

Pretty cool idea !!!!

g%C5%A1apkinas made it!(author)2014-07-20

great idea

tmaus1 made it!(author)2014-07-17

This is not ESD compliant hence you could zap all your files and brick it if you put in your pocket or generate any static electricity.

thaliquid made it!(author)2014-07-19

ESD killing chips/data is actually a very very rare phenomenon and was miss understood by the PC magazine media in the 90's.

nredinger made it!(author)2014-07-18

This is a great idea

jkleidon made it!(author)2014-07-17


loompiggytutorials made it!(author)2014-07-17

Awesome sauce=)

Eldalote made it!(author)2014-07-17

This is awesome!!

USAcalc made it!(author)2013-10-04

make sure u do this with no power to the usb so u dont get shocked!!
and make sure u dont get confused between witch gum pack is witch I am sure no 1 wants to eat a flash drive instead of gum

dfalk made it!(author)2012-01-21

Very nice! :D

Danny_Payne made it!(author)2010-10-01

Lol, the amount of times ive had this confiscated from me at school! ;)

hcaz-301 made it!(author)2010-12-14


rotfltechnology made it!(author)2010-06-30

i love it going to go get a UBS flash drive and do this

DarthMonkey made it!(author)2010-04-10

this may sound stupid but could it kill you?
or badly injure you because i was thinking about making one and i think i have changed my mind

%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2010-04-11

No nothing in this instructable could kill you.

If you cut yourself with the knife it could hurt but everyone know that, the usb is totally safe it cant give you an electric shock

dude300 made it!(author)2010-06-11

It may give you an electric shock but its only like a static shock but like =SMART= said its not enough to kill you

stitchknitsew made it!(author)2010-01-21

Very cool. Would also look great with a juicy fruit gum wrapper.

carrothead23 made it!(author)2009-05-16

calvin and hobbes rule supreme in comic land bananasz taste funny when u eat tem wit mellons

bassclarinet23 made it!(author)2009-10-17

Of course!

bassclarinet23 made it!(author)2009-10-17

I like it!

GAMER1200 made it!(author)2009-07-04

wow. that was pretty cool. i've seen other gum USB's made, but none were as carefully made as this. other ones were just - "slide the USB into the gum wrapper". by the way, exactly what kind of EXTRA gum was that?

bleach815 made it!(author)2009-08-24

if u look closely on the wrapper under the word EXTRA it says sugar-free gum

iamtheman777 made it!(author)2009-06-22

with a bare usb like that, i would suggest NOT touching the circuit board. Static electricity will fry any components in it. make sure you're touching only the metal drive, or work with an anti-static mat.

jimmie08 made it!(author)2009-07-09

yeah I think he knows , i think if he can create a usb mod he's aware of the very slight risk , i touch them all the time and they work fine , its wife tales

2+Bunny made it!(author)2009-06-11

Nifty! I like that one!

computer_guy made it!(author)2009-05-12

lol, i made mine simply with 5 gum (cinnamon flavored or flame) and then just put them in with paper and added a paperclip through the side and then attached it to my necklace.

poolboss made it!(author)2009-03-23

I built mine with just a pack of doublemint, a glue gun and a knife. Instead of using cardboar, I used the gum itself, since it would harden anyway. Gives it a realistic look of gum that's been in your pocket, and it smells like gum!! USB-minty!

binglebeebop made it!(author)2009-01-01

m..a..g..n..u..m,n, or r....we playing scrabble?

sportsterBK8 made it!(author)2008-12-15

Ok so this is one of the coolest case mods I've seen in a long time, pretty simple, and gum is something id usually carry in my pocket anyways :] nice work

xnickpyrox made it!(author)2008-11-13

haha I did one but with a marker so i can sneak it in computers because they wont let us have them because they think well put virus's on their computer

daelans made it!(author)2008-11-17

im only replying to you to be near the top. lol (_)

this is freekin ill, but i had to use hubba bubba (my mp3 player broke and i was afraid to make it week) my one concern is someone is gonna think its actually gum and throw it away, i made this in like 10 mins(including running(literally) to the store) this is my second favorite flash drive cover (my fave is a rubber ducky, i cut off the beek and jammed in a flash drive)

good 'ible

maybe try to make a "killer bunny" after you search for the holy grail, (bonus points to anyone who knows this) tis monty pithon, know it now, its the quest for the holy grail, it owns i was totally lolin and lmbo(but)

nice ible

codongolev made it!(author)2008-12-06

get a flash drive with an led, take out the led, put two red ones in it's place, and put the flash drive in a bunny. they run the leds to the eyes and add fangs.

Flumpkins made it!(author)2008-11-29

lol cool!

ryzzey made it!(author)2008-11-02

I did this but i added some black tape to cover the bits of cardboard inside to give it a better look :) great 'ible!!!

%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-11-03

Awesome ! That's a good idea :D Do you have pictures ?

ryzzey made it!(author)2008-11-04

Yeah, does give it a nice finish. Sorry i don't have any pictures. :)

%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-11-04


gnasty+gnork made it!(author)2008-10-03

good instructable but in my school people would steal it thinking it was a flash drive, really

%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-10-04

what lol

gnasty+gnork made it!(author)2008-10-05

sorry typeo. people would steal it thinking it was a pack of gum

DIY++Dave made it!(author)2008-09-20

I've been planning on making one of these sometime.

%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-09-20

well now you have instructions :P

Shadowmang made it!(author)2008-09-20

This one is an everyday object, so I'm probably going to make it so my flash drives won't keep getting stolen.

%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-09-20

Thats a pretty good idea !

GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-09-19

Awesome. Me likes. Me will probably make. Me likes eggs as well. +5/5 stars. (added to favorites) The keyboard. IT'S BACK!

%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-09-20

Hahaha The KEYBOARD !! Thanks GM !! ever'body loves duh egggs !! :P

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