Introduction: Fetus Jumpdrive

After looking on BoingBoing, I noticed a "Fetus Cookie Cutter" and was instantly amazed. For a while, I've been enthralled with the fetus shape and pattern. Then I took a look at my jumpdrive; it was naked. It had no housing. They build things so cheap these days. So, I decided to make a Fetus Jumpdrive!

Step 1: Get the Baby Making Materials.

You'll need a couple of things, most of which you probably already have! All of the materials are super cheap.

Pink Felt - At Joann Fabrics, an 8 by 11 piece of pink felt is 25 cents.

Black Felt - You won't need a full square, just some scrap will do. If you don't have any, sharpie?

Polyfill - Used for stuffing. If you don't have any, you can use some stuffing from an old pillow or stuffed animal which reminds you of your ex.

Heat n' Bond (optional) - It is mainly used for attaching fabrics (like the eye) to others. It's kind of like an iron on transfer. If you don't know how to use this, ask the people at Joann's (where I learned). Honestly, you don't really need it. It just makes it easier. You could use thread and needle to sew on the eye.

Thread - Preferably pink.

Needle - Preferably pointy.

Pins - Preferably not the ones used for dissections.

Hot glue and gun - It's the easy way out.

Old Jumpdrive - Preferably without the housing (case) it came in. Those things break off too easy. If for some unfortunate reason your jumpdrive is still in tact, just remove the casing by sliding down a screwdriver in the side (careful!), and popping it off.

Iron - If using heat n' bond

Step 2: Plan Your Pregnancy.

Sketch out a fetus design on a piece of paper. You pick the size. I made mine around five inches long.

If you have no sketching skills, you can always find the cookie cutter, print it out, and trace that...

After sketching (or printing), trace it onto the pink felt with a pink felt tip marker.

Cut it out, leaving a little under a quarter of an inch of excess around the design.

Step 3: Sew Up Your Baby.

Pin the fetus cutout to a piece of pink felt. Sew around the edges, leaving between three quarters of an inch to one inch of space unsewn in the rear. Make your stitches tight.

After sewing, cut out the fetus again!

If you are unclear about sewing, use JessyRatfinks ible. It's awesome.

Step 4: Mutilate Your Baby.

Take your baby, and turn it inside out. Well, technically, you will be turning it rightside out. AKA, stitches on the inside. This is the most difficult part. You might want to use a crochet needle to get the arms.

Step 5: Put an Iron on Your Baby's Face.

You will be adding eyes.

Cut out two circles of black felt with heat and bond on the back, and iron it into place.

Or you can sew the eyes into place.

One on each side. You don't want a blind fetus.

Step 6: Stuff Your Baby.

Fill your baby with polyfill (or stuffing from a pillow etc.).

Use a pencil or crochet needle or something to cram polyfill into all the nooks and crannies. Don't overstuff it though.

Step 7: A New Kind of Child Abuse.

Shove your flashdrive into your baby.

I covered my flashdrive in a thin coat of hotglue before inserting, for durability and protection.

Put a thin line/bead of hotglue on the flaps and glue the flaps to the flashdrive, to seal and lock it into place (this is the lazy way, there are other, better, more complicated ways, but this way took thirty seconds).

Step 8: Name Your Baby, 'cause Your Finished.

Now you have a Fetus Flashdrive!

Please, leave thoughts and reccomendations!

Do you like it?

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Did you hate it?

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Afterword:
As it was mentioned to me by many different amazing people, it would be awesome to have a cord coming from the stomach with the male end of the USB in it. Sort of like an umbilical cord, instead of it protruding from it's butt. Now that I look back, it would have been easier, and look better. Do that instead.

Comments

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rica9410 (author)2010-07-19

What would make this even better is if you used some of that red plastic goo thats used on fabrics, and made an umbilical cord, OR dunked certain parts in brown and red. Make a bit more morose!

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GorillazMiko (author)2009-12-07

This is somewhat disturbing. Somewhat.

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Doctor What (author)GorillazMiko2009-12-07

Aww... Just somewhat?

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geekdude (author)2009-07-30

why would you spend the time to make something like this? are you hopeing to spark up awkward conversations about abortion?

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Doctor What (author)geekdude2009-11-28

Nope, I just like creeping people out.  The fun conversations about abortion are an unexpected bonus.

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IrisLinnae (author)2009-09-14

oh my god oh my god OH MY FREAKING GOD!!! XD DEAD BABIES!!!! i love this. great instructable. and i'm not talking about quality really, mostly just the fact that you taught me how to make a fetus to hang in my locker at school... :D great job!!

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TimTheScarecrow (author)2009-06-18

im gonna use this design and idea to make a plain old stuffed fetus. this is great and wicked funny. good job

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corey_caffeine (author)2009-05-07

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C17H19NO3 (author)2008-11-24

look I'm really sorry but this is downright inhumane. If you made one of a deer fetus and sold them, PETA would be all over you for it, so why are human fetuses any different?

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Doctor What (author)C17H19NO32009-02-10

Because PETA believes humans aren't animals. We're disposable!

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dmnhunt3r (author)Doctor What2009-04-05

didnt PETA forget to feed a few hundred animals? and what does PETA mean? people eating tasty animals?

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C17H19NO3 (author)Doctor What2009-02-21

mhmmm. Of course this planet belongs to 'nature' and not us. They forget that we are part of nature....

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John Smith (author)C17H19NO32009-03-10

because human fetuses look badass and because no self respecting person gives a shit about what peta says cool instructable

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clark (author)C17H19NO32009-02-09

umm, its a joke...

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InsaneAsylum (author)2008-12-28

I had to register purely to comment on this. I think this is absolutely brilliant, and any naysayers can stick it. It's witty, it's clever, entirely well done, and I love it. If I had any sewing skills, I'd make a zillion of these and hand them out to people. I love it! Fantastic job. =)

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deph_tek (author)InsaneAsylum2009-02-09

I totally agree.

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Doctor What (author)InsaneAsylum2008-12-28

Thank you for the comment! And thank you for registering for instructables!

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paulhogan (author)2009-02-09

Only a little bit creepy....

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Im bear (author)2009-01-22

My boy friend will like this XDD

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flyingmerlin (author)2009-01-08

Well, done. I mean it. But unfortunatly it's so gross that i can't stop looking at it. Big eeeewwwww here.

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bassclarinet23 (author)2009-01-03

Creative...I don't want to know where you got this idea

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The fetus cookie cutter, which is way better. Cannibalism!

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TBolt (author)2009-01-03

This is awesome.

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-12-29

You were featured on craftastrophe.

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Doctor What (author)Lithium Rain2008-12-29

(it's how I found the knitted wedding!)

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jongscx (author)2008-11-21

great... just add another instructable to my list of "instructables that make me hungry... list"

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Doctor What (author)jongscx2008-11-21

Hungry? For fetus?

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jongscx (author)Doctor What2008-11-21

apparently so...

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Sandisk1duo (author)jongscx2008-12-28

well caviar is actually aborted fish fetus

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Sandisk1duo (author)2008-12-28

i agree that is is fairly creepy...

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mynameisjonas (author)2008-12-22

............................ I love it!

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omnibot (author)2008-11-21

Hmm .. tasteless and inventive. I like it. But I think mine will have a USB-extension cord protruding from its belly instead ]:)

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Doctor What (author)omnibot2008-11-21

After I made it and showed it to a couple people, I got that same response! I might put that as an afterword...

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omnibot (author)Doctor What2008-11-26

Do it.

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tristan993 (author)omnibot2008-11-21

nice!!

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-11-24

:-\ I don't like it. While it isn't quite inhumane, as others have said, I find it incredibly disturbing that there is discussion on how one would do this with a real fetus. I assume those are jokes, but even so, I find them in very poor taste. The whole thing just felt creepy to me.

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Doctor What (author)Lithium Rain2008-11-24

Bwa ha ha! The shock value is the best part. Your assumptions would be correct about jokes. But if you notice, only five out of the thirty eight, soon to be thirty nine, were about the subject, and none went into detail. I agree. It is completely and utterly tasteless, so are many, many other jokes. But then again, other people on the site, myself included, could have taken it to a whole other level... When it was mentioned on gizmodo (not a big mention, but enough of a mention), people got quite a stir (if you can call 28 comments a stir)! Some thought it to be gross, and make tons of comments about eating, and computer related fetus humor, with a couple ranging on the "super duper tasteless". Ones which I won't mention. Some thought it a nice time to voice their views on abortion. Which was strange. But some thought differently. And I quote: "As a developmental biologist, I find this flash drive to exemplify and glorify our developmental beginnings. Everyone should have one of these to remind them that they too once underwent gastrulation." And if it felt creepy, congratulations! That was the point.

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iain010100 (author)2008-11-21

I wonder if the same techniques can be used on a real fetus.

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arienh4 (author)iain0101002008-11-23

Sure, why not? Saves you a lot of sewing.

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Skor459 (author)arienh42008-11-23

Saves you a lot on condoms and baby supplies too.

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mondaymonkey (author)iain0101002008-11-23

your downright aweful. Great idea...now to find a dead baby

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Doctor What (author)iain0101002008-11-23

How would you attain a fetus? Vaccum?

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aman09 (author)2008-11-22

"For a while, I've been enthralled with the fetus shape and pattern" ...That has got to be the creepiest thing I've ever read...

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Doctor What (author)aman092008-11-23

Why's it so creepy? I find it to be very interesting. I'm thinking of making shirts with the fetus on it.

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rc jedi (author)2008-11-22

First off, you actually made one. Second, you were proud of it. Third, you were brave enough to instruct it. Do you work for the government?

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Doctor What (author)rc jedi2008-11-23

Yes. See that blinking light just to the right of you, behind your shoulder? That's me.

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crafty_crayons (author)rc jedi2008-11-22

LOL its kinda embarising to have in public LOL

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-11-23

LOL.

Nice job my friend.

3GGZ 4 L1F3.

+5/5 stars.

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puffyfluff (author)2008-11-22

Lol, it poops data.

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Labot2001 (author)2008-11-21

I love how all your pics look like sonograms xD Make at least ONE of them b&w; so it looks like a real sonogram :D

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