Introduction: Magic Duct Tape Wallet on Roids


Discovered this site a little while ago. I made a magic duct tape wallet about a week ago thanks to this great instructable duct tape magic wallet.

I liked it a lot, but still wanted a few more things so I constructed this beast of a wallet and decided to show others how I did it.

The wallet pictured holds: Driver's license, Credit/debit card, receipts, 512MB of flash memory, and also has a money clip.

Step 1: Tools and Such

-razor blade

Materials needed:
-Duct tape
-sheet of paper
-scotch tape
-strong thin magnets
-thin cardboard
-Credit card USB flash memory card
-time to kill

Step 2: USB Card

Cover the usb cord on both sides with paper and scotch tape

Then place two magnets on the front of the usb card in the middle and cover it with duct tape.

After that, take a pen and out line the covered up cord only on the back side. Using the razor, cut the duct tape off to uncover the usb cord.

Step 3: Money Clip/flap

To finish this side of the wallet, place a piece of thin cardboard over the the two magnets and add the other two on top of it.

Then cover with duct tape.

Place the flap on the front of the usb card and secure with another piece of duct tape.

Step 4: Card Holder Side

Cut a piece of thin cardboard the size of the usb card and cover with duct tape.

The next step is to attach both sides to create the magic wallet.

At this point, I will direct you to this instructable because it goes into better detail about the whole process. duct tape magic wallet

Step 5: Card Holder Side Continued

Now on to the card holding mechanisms.

Cut yet another piece of thin cardboard to the size of a credit card. Cover one side in tape.

Open the wallet up and attach the thin cardboard to one side.

Using the razor blade, cut around the X pattern.(see pic 1)

Step 6: I.D. Slot

Trace the I.D. on paper then cut it out.

Lay the paper over I.D. and trace areas that want to be seen. Use razor blade to cut those areas out.

Place paper on some duct tape.

Slip one end into the credit card slot. (pics 6 and 7)

Fold over and secure on all sides accept one.

Slip in your I.D. and check out your new wallet.

Step 7: Pictures

some extra photos.

I know that the magnets will not interfere with the flash memory so I'm safe there. Just be sure to keep the away from your computers hardrive and it should be fine.

One thing I'm not sure of though is if the magnets will mess up my credit cards. If they do, o well, I'm not too dependent on them. Just a heads up if you try something like this.

Step 8: WHY?!

Why would I do this, besides boredom and insomnia?

Well, the magic wallet is cool, but not practical if you have more than 10 or so bills, and you can't add more than a few at a time. Thats the reason for the money clip. One the other hand, it works GREAT with receipts.


Simple. The old wallet had no room for my baby pictures. Since I'm a guy, I rarely head to wal-mart or wherever to get my pictures developed. But I do have a ton of pics on my digital camera. Well now I have 512MB of pictures of my baby with me at all times.

Below is a screen shot of what it like when I plug in my wallet.

This is my first instructable so I'm sure there are mistakes. Thanks for looking.


erunfola made it!(author)2011-12-12

where did you find the usb card

Seanzee made it!(author)2007-11-29

lol that picture makes your baby look like he's holding the camera and taking a picture of himself like for myspace or something nice instructable and cool idea

der1311 made it!(author)2007-11-30

A hem..... she.

Seanzee made it!(author)2007-11-30

yeah i wasn't exactly sure... i'm not good with little kids... like judging gender i guess... didn't mean any offense though

der1311 made it!(author)2007-11-30

none takin.

erunfola made it!(author)2011-12-12

where did you find the usb card

god_gave_knex_to_you made it!(author)2008-03-01

south dakota is my favorite place ever.

idon made it!(author)2008-03-27

eh i was stuck in south dakota, badlands.... for like 3 days straight in a RV.. not my favorite any more... badlands were kind of cool... i guess.. haha i got kicked out of Mount Rushmoore... turns out if you get naked and pose next to your state sign in that hall its illegal.

raichufan99 made it!(author)2011-08-13

0_o um... uh... o.k.....

foxtrot4697 made it!(author)2008-12-19

hey they let me do that, or was it a dream?

stinkycheese23 made it!(author)2009-04-21

u are a total wierdo

der1311 made it!(author)2008-03-02

I think thats the first time I've ever heard that.

steed1172 made it!(author)2008-08-22

same here

davison112 made it!(author)2010-12-20

I have an old usb hub laying 'round... this ave me ideas >:3 (making it now)

Guard13007 made it!(author)2010-03-18

 Just one problem... MAGNETS!!? Ahhh!!! Hasn't anyone ever told you not to put magnets near a credit/debit card? No offense put don't do that. (Also the USB memory could get it...

Junkyard+John made it!(author)2010-04-16

Mythbusters debunked that myth

Guard13007 made it!(author)2010-11-29

Really? Well I don't get much TV, so I wouldn't know. Thank you for informing me.

sideshowzimmie made it!(author)2010-02-26

Why would anyone wanna have magnets near their credit/debit cards? You will probably degauss your cards!

Junkyard+John made it!(author)2010-04-16

And make the wearer radioactive, too!

jakeonian made it!(author)2009-10-18

wheres the magic?

sharlston made it!(author)2009-08-07

woaa thats well good,neat design -sharlston

sharlston made it!(author)2009-08-04

thats cool maybe like incorporate a zip or something?

Mother+Natures+Son made it!(author)2009-01-26

And the magnets don't screw with credit cards?

Eeeeeeeeeekz made it!(author)2009-01-08

i bet those magnets do wonders for your usb.

ngong0 made it!(author)2009-01-18

actually, a flash drive isn't magnetic media, a magnet shouldn't affect it.

bjarki93 made it!(author)2009-01-09

Donor! lol! nice Instructable.

skater+builder+guy made it!(author)2008-10-07

nice wallet 5*s

Redneck2 made it!(author)2008-07-02

Awesome but the money clip might mess up the credit/debit card.

SpazzBot made it!(author)2008-06-20

Where do you get a USB card like that? It's really neat. Awesome wallet BTW.

patriots5439 made it!(author)2008-03-09

except wouldn't the money clip magnet mess up the USB flash drive and the credit cards?????

cowtipper97 made it!(author)2008-02-07

anyone planning to make this i warn you it will destroy your credit/debit card

00beever made it!(author)2008-02-16

no it wont ive had some thing similar to this for a year and it hasn't broken (i prefer the normal wallet than a clip now tho)

Doctor+What made it!(author)2008-01-08

COOL!!! (i just found this becuase I was trying to find duct tape instructables).

lightafire made it!(author)2007-12-02

tts a nice idea to have a flash drive put in there. but i think you could've used sheet magnets instead of those round chunky ones. just a suggestion! :D your baby's real cute!

der1311 made it!(author)2007-12-03

I searched high and low for sheet magnets, but couldn't find any that were strong enough. So I settled on chunky round magnets.

lightafire made it!(author)2007-12-04

oh! well, in tt case, i guess the chunky ones will do too! :D

GorillazMiko made it!(author)2007-11-26

flashdrive part = awesome

%21Andrew_Modder%21 made it!(author)2007-11-26

not bad. i like the random cool flashdrive :-)

The+Leo made it!(author)2007-11-26

I wouldn't feel happy about having magnets close to my cards all the time. Maybe a large paper clip, half of it secured inside the body of the wallet, would be a safer solution. Other than that, flash memory in a wallet is an awesome idea.

beerboyone made it!(author)2007-11-26

as the mythbusters have proven, it takes a powerful magnet to corrupt magnetic strips on cards.

shooby made it!(author)2007-11-26

For an extra $5, you could have picked up a thrift-store leather jacket, and made this out of leather and super-glue instead of duct tape. It's ok, just a little bulky.

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