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I keep losing my USB flash drives, so I had the idea, to clip them to the documents they belong to. After a bit of research I found out, that the idea is not new and Emamidesign has won a 2010 Red Dot product design award and became a Best of Best winner with their concept.
After ordering the flash drive (Verbatim Store ´n´ Go Clip-it) I was pretty disappointed, because it was extremely slow and can only be used for very few pages.
So I decided to make my own, while I was playing around with sugru and wire for another project. If you don't know what sugru is, please click here.
 
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Hm well … 
My first 64 Mb (!) flash drive I bought 10 or 12 years ago had such a clip.
Nice re-invention though.
lrdforster2 years ago
i notice that you coloured black with white pigments and we see the results. Did you try white sugru with black pigments
BrittLiv (author)  lrdforster2 years ago
Hi, at that time white sugru didn't exist. Why would you like to make black sugru even though it exists? To answer you question, it works pretty well.
I see your point but it depends on the shade of grey white with a little black pigment creating a light grey the other creates darker greys, I assume colourant changes the properies slightly more colourent may make it weeker to ans may affect the drying time.
BrittLiv (author)  lrdforster2 years ago
You could simply mix black and white sugru, if you are interested in shades of grey. Doing that you wont have to worry about changing the properties.
Thats another valid point.

Have you tried making Oogoo from this site? It is a cheap DIY Sugru if you use plaster of paris instead of corn starch it shouldnt be prone to bacteria issues.
BrittLiv (author)  lrdforster2 years ago
Yes, I have. Take a look at this ible: http://www.instructables.com/id/Bouncy-Rubiks-Cube/

In my experience it is extremely sticky and harder to work with than sugru, but I guess it is a good alternative for bigger projects to safe some money.
I agree it is sticky however I found that using the paster or cornflour to cover the hands or finger tips prevents it sticking to the skin but doesnt leave a powder effect on the finished article.

I am sure washing up liquid or petrolium jelly also acts as a non stick barrier to the skin
sanyo80882 years ago
nice thumb drive
stevenets3 years ago
Why bother - there are some great versions of these that you can buy that look fab:

http://www.usb2u.co.uk/articles/2011/07/clip-on-usb-flash-drives-that-are-hard-to-shake-off/
BrittLiv (author)  stevenets3 years ago
Do you know how fast they are? In my experience they are very slow; I think it is kind of weird, that the speed isn’t given anywhere and the minimum amount you will have to order are 25pcs (I can’t find the price anywhere).
Ganoderma3 years ago
is it just me, or does the finished product look nothing like the first pictures?
BrittLiv (author)  Ganoderma3 years ago
You are right the one in the title picture (black) is the first one I made, but I didn't take any pictures of the process. That’s why I made a second one (blue), to show how they are made.
The only difference is the colour, though. The result is the same.
amorarun3 years ago
Nice finish and neat ible. I'd try sometime if I had the materials
this is such a wonderful clever idea, well done :)
BrittLiv (author)  projectsugru3 years ago
Thank you! I finally finished writing it.
scistone3 years ago
Cool Idea. Your instructables are awesome, If I only had the materials