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Hey its me, Hiyadudez! I made this instructables for the Keyboard Vs. Mouse Speed Challenge.

Basically, I was thinking and thinking of what I could make for the contest, but just couldnt think of anything. When suddenly, for some reason, my Knex USB came to mind, and there was my idea. Cool story, eh?

My instructions may vary a tiny bit for you as you most likely dont have the same mouse or flash drive as me, but its a basic concept of how they go together, so don't worry.

Please vote, rate, comment and subscribe :-)

Step 1: Parts list

This is the list of all the materials and equipment you need.

  • A computer mouse (preferably a small one)
  • A USB/Flash drive (Any size as long as its not longer than your mouse)


  • Hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • Wire cutting pliers or just a knife
  • A craft knife (optional, its to open the USB case, any knife will do)
  • Dremel or a file (a file will be much quicker and cleaner)
  • A screwdriver
Got all of those things? Great, then lets move on to the first
cool knex134 years ago
Cool but a waste of a mouce but it is cool.
use a recycled or an old mouse

It would confuse people who are a noob with computers
vishalapr4 years ago
You should rig it to make the scrolly thing make the flashdrive retract and go forward.
That would be legit man.
H1T4TCH14 years ago
I voted!
ryry20114 years ago
n0ukf4 years ago
Looking at just the title I was thinking "USB what?", charger? hub? adapter? nuclear reactor?

Thumb drive? That's an awful big thumb to be hanging off a USB port. That extra size and weight puts a lot of leverage on the connector.
TSC4 years ago
MegaMetal84 years ago
prodo1234 years ago
This takes the phrase "USB Mouse" to a whole new level. 5*
I'd change the title in Computer-mouse USB stick that makes it clearer because I thought you converted an usb mouse into a wireless mouse ;D Great instructable though I'd have the USB stick sticking out the front ;) But great work :D
Shadowman394 years ago
Cool idea! But wouldn't it be a bit heavy?
Hiyadudez (author)  Shadowman394 years ago
Thanks. But nope, like I said I chose a small mouse, and since all the circuitry has been removed, it's just the really light casing.
I might try it sometime if my mouse breaks (or if I make it break... hehe).
Hiyadudez (author)  Shadowman394 years ago
Cool 8-)
instruct394 years ago
this is hilarious, i thought it was a functional mouse at first! :P
dansdoc4 years ago
~KGB~4 years ago
what a cool idea
Sorunome4 years ago
LOL, i like it (but not the new design of insructables) 5*!
Hiyadudez (author)  Sorunome4 years ago
Thats what I was just thinking to myself. Its kind of annoying and it looks messy. But thanks!
np! ;) did you notice that when sending the pms the reply button is higher than the delete one?