This is the only actual pic I took of this project.
This is also not MY original idea... Thanks to the others out there for inspiring me to make stuff!
Step 1: Free Stuff in the Mail Is Always a Bonus!
I immediately deleted all the information on the flash drive by re-formatting it!
My thanks goes out to ***** *** *********** for supplying me with the flash drive for this new instructable!
Step 2: Strip It!
You're gonna need that inside stuff
Step 3: Retro Supplies
NOTE: For all the kids out there, a cassette was the fancy music holder thing that came before those round shiny discs and those crazy mp3-pod-music-player-boxes that you all have now!... They were plastic and filled with a brown coloured "tape" that had the music "glued" to it with pixie dust.
I found a copy of Michael Jackson's BAD, which gave me an idea of what I would ultimately use this project for.
Step 4: The Tuff Stuff
Once opened, remove all of the "brown tape stuff" and save it for another future instructable, or go and string it in your grumpy next door neighbours tree. (you didn't hear that from me, and I will deny everything!)
Measure up your "naked" USB drive and then carefully start to remove any of the interior plastic of the cassette tape that will prevent the naked USB drive from fitting snugly into it's new clothes!
I used my handy Dremel to remove the offending plastic cassette pieces and then grabbed my glue gun and securely mounted the USB drive snugly into the cassette tape making sure that the cassette fits back together properly and tightly.
Don't forget to then screw it all back together.
Step 5: Greatest Hits!
Oh yeah... because I used a Michael Jackson Cassette Tape, I ended loading all of MJ's hits onto this little project in order to make it even more gimmicky!
Way way more than 5 or 6 songs on each side. I even added some remixes!
ha haaaa "on each side" that just made me laff a bit.
As an added bonus, the LED light on the USB flash drive shines red light through the cassette window... Funky!
... and I did actually take this picture (with my phone)