Hello everybody! I am Density and I am 14 years old. I am a big fan of instructables and wanted to contribute to the constantly growing community of "instructers". For my first instructable, I decided to build a cool and creative shell or cover for a USB stick out of Lego. It is easy and fun to build. You must use your imagination and you dont have to do it exactly like mine. There are many different ways of making this type of USB stick. I am just supplying you with an option and a guidline. Before starting to make the lego USB read through the instructions so you know what to expect. If you read the instructions first, it will become clearer for you and provide you with a beter understanding. I made all the pictures, steps and animations. Enjoy.
Step 1: WHAT YOU WILL NEED
THESE ARE THE PARTS OR "BUILDING BLOCKS" YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THE LEGO USB STICK:
YOU CAN CHOOSE THE COLOUR OF THE LEGO PIECES. I SUGGEST THAT IF YOUR USB STICK HAS A LIGHT ON THE SIDE, IT WILL BE BETTER TO USE LIGHTLY COLOURED LEGO PIECES (LIKE RED).
- X2 FLAT 4 BY 8 (4X8) LEGO PIECES
- X4 BIRCK 1 BY 4 (1X4) LEGO PIECES
- X1 BRICK 1 BY 2 (1X2) TRANSPARENT LEGO PIECES : IF YOU DONT HAVE A LIGHT AT THE BACK ,YOU CAN USE A NON-TRANSPARENT LEGO BLOCK.
- X1 USB STICK
THESE ARE THE TOOLS YOU WILL NEED TO BUILD THE LEGO USB STICK:
- SOLDERING IRON
- FILER OR SANDPAPER
- MARKER PEN
- SILICON GUN OR GLUE GUN
Step 2: EXTRACTING THE USB STICK
CAREFULLY OPEN THE USB COVER. SOME USB'S NEED TO BE UNSCREWED AND OTHERS JUST NEED TO BE SEPERATED. TAKE THE USB OUT OF THE COVER. TAKE THE USB WITHOUT THE COVER AND MEASURE THE LENGTH OF THE USB FROM CORNER TO CORNER.