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How to make a USB thumb drive gift more memorable

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A USB thumb drive is both small and handy, but an ordinary thumb drive is not really a cool present to give (unless it's packed with giga bytes, of course).

I wanted one of those fancy Japanese inspired pen drives, looking like a car or a sushi bite, to give away, but they are very hard to come by in Norway. So I started looking for instructables showing how to make one by myself. But all the projects I found were either time consuming and difficult, or the parts were too hard to find. So, wandered different toy stores, and found... a toy doll.

The 1 GB thumb drive I already had bought happened to have a "durable rubber construction". Now, wouldn't that make me able to sew this pen drive firm inside the toy doll?

This is a low-priced project, with prices varying depending on thumb drive size and how sophisticated doll you find.




 
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Step 1: What and with

This idea is based on a toy doll and a rubber coated thumb drive, and the technical skill of sewing.

I had might not thought of this if it wasn't for the rubber coating, so if you can not find a thumb drive of this kind, you might have to experiment with glue. I tried once with a regular thumb drive, and attach an elastic band to the doll to fold around the thumb drive, sort of like a mitten. That turned out to be too difficult for me, but also an idea if you like.

So, here is the list of what you need:

1 toy doll of your preferences (i found these $0.90 ones at IKEA)
1 rubber coated USB thumb drive (this one works perfect)

1 sewing thread of perfect color
1 sewing needle
1 pair of tweezers
1 tiny sharp knife thingie, called seam ripper or stitch ripper

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copycat426 years ago
this is soooo wrong on sooo many levels. i am now traumatized for life.
I agree!! (Larksflem look where the drive is coming out of.)
its coming out of its mouth. grow up.
larskflem (author)  copycat426 years ago
please explain :)
thats where an octopuss's mouth is... it doesn't seem as wrong if you know that fact...
sammiechii3 years ago
^^ Very Cute I like it
Drydara3 years ago
i live in japan on a military base i could send you some
I want to know where you got the cute little octopus from ^^
Ikea "1 toy doll of your preferences (i found these $0.90 ones at IKEA)"
waffleman4 years ago
poor little eeyore
my usb momo (momo is from avatar)
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is that zaboomafoo?
Foaly74 years ago
If the drive was a usb card reader, you could open his head and use a small zipper to put the card into the drive.
Hoboman6 years ago
No wonder Eeyore is so depressed and sad, he got a thumb drive up his butt! :P
imrobot Hoboman5 years ago
wow you just made me burst out laughing on the floor lol your hilarious
dombeef5 years ago
I'll call him NANERPUS!!!!!!!! lol
CapnTac5 years ago
I have this same exact Octopus plushie.
same here, exept mine is more than 30x bigger
Mouserz6 years ago
oh my god, its like they're giving birth.
Kaiven Mouserz5 years ago
-.- More like it is eating the thumbdrive...
llvllatrix6 years ago
I made a Moogle
haha dude that moogle is awesome
Suggestion, as a ring of hot glue around the top of the drive, sow through that?
larskflem (author)  Pattytoboston6 years ago
yupp, that might work :)
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bubba776 years ago
thats pretty awesome. i happened to have a blue octopus sorta like that lying around. i made this and not only is it functional it makes me laugh every time i see it. thanks for making this
larskflem (author)  bubba776 years ago
i'd like to see some pictures of it! :)
Tobita6 years ago
a usb drive is sticking out of Eor's but hahahahhaha LOL
schorhr6 years ago
Neat! I once added LEDs to one of these Ikea stuffed animals as eyes, and I am pretty sure adding two low current LEDs that are driven from the USB would be possible ;-)
larskflem (author)  schorhr6 years ago
good idea, i might try that next time
capricorn6 years ago
OMG! That ass has a pen drive up his .... :P :)) Joking. I find that extremely sweet. nice work, and I relaly mean it :)
Nice! I might have to try that...
BLIzKrIEg6 years ago
its like the name of that old james bond movie.. OCTA-pussy..lol
larskflem (author) 6 years ago
thanks for all your comments! you are right - it is comming out of its ass, and it is the donkey from winnie the pooh. as i mentioned in the project: find the most suitable seam... ;) >captain pedantic: thanks for your help on the seam/stitch ripper. project description updated
Darkshot6 years ago
wicked cool
cool!! but looks a bit odd that eore one looks like hes got a ***** in his butt or hes popin some brownies :-P but cool indead!
I'm pretty sure the octopus would have a beak located where the thumb drive is, not a butt.
Eeyore is not the octopus, it's the donkey from Winnie the Pooh.
lol but come on man doesnt it look like its got somthin comin out of its A$$? lol, witch is cool in a twisted way :D
It does, I was just telling GitarGr8 that you meant the donkey, not the octopus.
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