Introduction: Knex USB

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A couple months ago, I took apart my USB to make a lego case for it but over time forgot about it. Several days ago I found my USB again decided that I would make my own knex case for it.  Here is how to make your own knex USB.

Step 1: What You Will Need.

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For this instructable you will need:
 -3 Orange connectors
 -3 one-slot dark gray connectors
 -1 white rod
 -1 bendy rod (not pictured)
 -1 USB
 -Hot glue or another type of glue.
 -Paint (optional)
 -Scissors/Wire cutters

Step 2: Making Room for the USB

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To start things off we need to cut some pieces off the knex pieces to make room for the USB that will be inside. I recommend using wire cutters to do this.

1. On the orange connectors, cut every single little bar in the middle of the piece except for the last one.
2. On the dark gray connectors, just cut all of the pieces off.

Step 3: Adding the USB to the Orange Connectors

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Now we will add the USB to the knex part.
1. Connect all 3 of the orange connectors to the white rod.
2. (Not pictured) Put the USB in the orange connectors so it is pushed back as far as possible and tape it in place so it doesn't move.
3. Hot glue the USB in place (use another type of glue if you don't have hot glue).

Step 4: The Cap

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Now we are going to make the cap for the USB.
1. Glue the three dark gray connectors together. For this I used super glue because hot glue would have been too messy but you can use whatever you want.
2. Put that onto the USB and tape it on so it cant move.
3. Take your bendy rod and cut it so it's about the length of a cut white rod. Then cut that in half lengthwise. I used scissors for this.
4. Put one of the bendy rod halves in each side as far as it goes.
5. Hot glue them in place.

Step 5: Painting (Optional)

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I didn't think the USB looked very good with the different colored hot glue and knex so I decided to paint it. Hopefully you'll do a better job at painting than me.

Step 6: You're Done!

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Go show off your new knex USB :)


~Aeronous~ (author)2011-07-31

I'll change it then.

jmiester (author)2011-07-07

I would build it, but I don't want to purposely destroy my k'nex, plus I already have an 8GB usb stick. :-(

It is a cool thing for k'nex fans, though! ;-)

BalintRules (author)2010-08-02

I haven't made it yet but it looks gr8

BalintRules (author)2010-08-02

Instead of supergluing them together could you iron them together?

Bug Me Not Free Acount (author)2010-07-31

r u MAD???????????

TSC (author)2010-05-26


MegaMetal8 (author)2010-05-23

Awesome just one thing

make a V2 and sand down those rough parts

DJ Radio (author)2010-05-22

We now have a competitor for Lego's USB drive. 

~Aeronous~ (author)DJ Radio2010-05-23

 yes, but It needs to be fixed up more, like a V2.

~Aeronous~ (author)2010-05-22

finnaly! what took this so long!

Lithium Rain (author)2010-05-22

 Something about this really appeals to me. Nice. :D

Perhaps you could 

A) sand the glue down before painting,

B) use sculpey (to either make a smooth or knex piece-like surface) or 

C) cut a piece in half lengthwise

to make smooth ends. 

~KGB~ (author)2010-05-22


TheChemiker (author)2010-05-22

Really cool.

lemonie (author)2010-05-22

That's novel and nicely-presented too.


imans314 (author)2010-05-22

Cute one, I love it

the_burrito_master (author)2010-05-22

Sweet unfortunately i dont have a wireless mouse keyboard or flash drive so  that rules out this ible.  I think I would be too sad inside if I destroyed 6 pieces.

However it did look way better before it was painted.

stale56 (author)2010-05-22

That is sweet, I just wish the ends still looked like real K'nex, and not like melted plastic...
4 Stars.

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