Tired of your boring, old USB Drive? Most of them aren't that creatively colored; black and white are the usual colors used to design these handy devices. Be tired no more! In this easy tutorial, I will show you how to make a USB drive that looks nicer and more creative, using a single playing card of your choice.
Below are pictures of what your USB will look like in the end.
Step 1: Materials Needed
1. A USB Drive (also know as a flash drive, zip drive, thumb drive, etc.)
3. Hot glue gun / glue sticks
4. Deck of cards
5. A simple pen
7. Paper clip (optional, will be used for the loop on the end)
Altogether, this project should cost about $30 (counting scissors, glue gun, cards, pen and paper)
Prepare all your supplies on a level surface, and prepare to begin!
Step 2: Remove the USB drive's case
Take the USB drive, and open it, so that the circuit board and computer connector are showing, as shown in the picture below. Remove the case, and discard it if you'd like to, since it won't be needed. Be careful when handling the circuit board of the drive, it has a few fragile parts.
The USB drive pictured is an Attache brand, it cost about $20, but I bought it a couple of years ago. USB drives were still pretty pricey then, and are much cheaper now. The second picture is what the Attache looked like.
Also, the circuit boards will vary in colors, some are red, some are blue, but mine was green.