Introduction: Teddy Bear USB Flash Drive (USBear?)

Plain old flash drives are boring. Which is why I decided to sacrifice a teddy bear and make a more interesting one. When put together, it looks like your average teddy bear. Pop off the head, stick it in your computer, and you have a really funny data-storing USBear.

I first saw this wonderful idea here  and decided I would try my hand at making it. You can even buy these now. But making it is more fun. And less expensive.

Step 1: Choose Your Victims and Gather Your Materials

I used an old teddy bear and a 4Gb flash drive. Make sure that the bear is small enough to be practical and that the flash drive is large enough to be practical and has a cap.

You will need:

1 Teddy Bear
1 Flash drive with cap
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Sewing Needle
Thread (color of bear)
Sewing scissors

Step 2: Decapitate

Take a pair of sewing scissors and chop off it's head. Throw away any beads that spill out. There should be fluff in the head and top part of the body, so you're somewhat safe as far as beads go.

Step 3: Glue, Sew, and Glue Some More (Head)

First, put a little glue either on the bottom of the cap (closed side) or in the hole in the head where it will go. Then put the cap in your bear's head, open side exposed. It should stay there fairly well as it will now be glued to the stuffing.

Next, take your needle and your thread and sew up the sides of the neck, leaving only enough room for the cap in the middle. Then, seal the edges around the flash drive with some glue. Be generous with your glue, it keeps the whole thing together.

Step 4: Make the Body

The procedure for making the body is similar to the one for making the head. First, insert the flash drive into the body (remove fluff as necessary, you can glue it if you want to). Sew the edges all the way up to the drive in the middle, and then hot glue that part of the fabric to the flash drive to secure it. Lots of glue. It should be pretty solid.

Step 5: Finished!

And that's about it. The head should snap onto the body securely and come off fairly easily. You may need to squeeze the flash drive part to put it into your computer so nothing comes undone, but it should hold fine. Creepy enough for you? Good. Now, go forth and scare your coworkers and kids.

Comments

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DanM37 made it! (author)2015-08-17

That's cute!

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JesusG33k made it! (author)2015-05-13

Ingenious prank idea for school. I will use this one.

Thanks for sharing this evil... uh... fantastic project!

- Sam

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AnimeChuK made it! (author)2014-12-17

NOOOO!!!Poor bearXD

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tcompton1 made it! (author)2011-11-17

This was an awesome tutorial. I have a little mini monkey USB now! 8D

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band-aid made it! (author)2011-08-15

Very easy and very cute, my first craft...ever! Thanks!

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jessejwk made it! (author)jessejwk2011-08-20

That looks great! I love the monkey. Glad you decided to make one.

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beaver84 made it! (author)2011-05-06

I love taking apart things and putting universal serial buses in their place! It's so fun!

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inhaos made it! (author)2011-05-05

genius!
next time i would try hello kitty ....

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chicopluma made it! (author)2011-02-19

man!!! there is a tedy bear with his head stuck in your laptop!!!

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SBUX made it! (author)2011-02-18

i think for a twist i would sew the face of the teddy bear and just pop it off or zipper it open xD

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videogamemaster made it! (author)2011-02-13

I laughed out loud when I saw this. You have my vote-this is hilarious!

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jessejwk made it! (author)jessejwk2011-02-14

Thanks, glad you liked it!

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videogamemaster made it! (author)videogamemaster2011-02-14

Your welcome! Ehm..... How do vote? (I feel stupid :D=<-----drooling smiley)

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jessejwk made it! (author)jessejwk2011-02-15

Oh! That contest ended a long time ago. I was one of the finalists. I should remove that plug.

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videogamemaster made it! (author)videogamemaster2011-02-16

Oh. Lol. Okay, Congratulations

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catfacepip made it! (author)2011-02-15

That is so awesome XD I'm sure that's how top spies keep their information secure :p

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vkyo made it! (author)2011-02-15

Haha I bet some of the girls will squeal when I go to rip a teddy bear's head off and then plug his body into my laptop to gather vital data.

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vkyo made it! (author)2011-02-15

Decapitated teddy bear. :'( HOW COULD YOU?!?!?!

Just kidding. I'm gonna make myself one of these sometime soon. 32GB teddy bear :D

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xtreker15 made it! (author)2011-02-13

Did you make the stool in the first image?

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jessejwk made it! (author)jessejwk2011-02-14

Nope

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lundora made it! (author)2011-02-14

That's just awesome, I'm going to make one. :D

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ocampolm made it! (author)2011-02-13

Thanks! I've been wanting to make one of these.

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maniacse made it! (author)2011-02-13

nice, i try this one... :)

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Tinworm made it! (author)2011-02-13

hahahaha, especially love the cute ...hanging-out-of-the-drive... look

funny

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EGT1984 made it! (author)2010-10-28

I have a morbid sense of humor. When I finished mine I noticed that the USB could still be seen. So I tied a small hangman's noose and glued it to his body and a dot on the back part of his head, so now the head is on a sort of hinge. I think it is rather funny.

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jessejwk made it! (author)jessejwk2010-10-31

Haha that looks great. Just in time for halloween, too.

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Holcan made it! (author)2010-07-22

I sew as close as i can and then glue it?

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ikeike40 made it! (author)2010-07-02

HI

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jessejwk made it! (author)jessejwk2010-07-04

Hello there.

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marshaecleveland made it! (author)2010-07-02

What a great imagination, I love this idea... Thanks for sharing... :D

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prodo123 made it! (author)2010-07-02

it has the laptop for a head! xD

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Apple_4_life made it! (author)2010-07-02

Awesome! ya know what would make it more eye catching? adding fake blood around the neck! yes i know its violent, but my mind works that way

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liam01 made it! (author)2010-07-02

This is awesome!

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northernmagnet made it! (author)2010-07-02

well its a usb bear alright but dont call it a USBear it spells usb-ear which its not

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jessejwk made it! (author)jessejwk2010-07-02

Now someone definitely has to make a USB Ear.

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northernmagnet made it! (author)northernmagnet2010-07-02

well that would be gross and illegal... oooooooo pick me (not)

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jessejwk made it! (author)jessejwk2010-07-02

I'm sure you can find a fake ear somewhere... now you've got me thinking.

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northernmagnet made it! (author)northernmagnet2010-07-02

well you made a usb bear (cool btw)

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pr_salvaje made it! (author)2010-07-01

this is cute

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jessejwk made it! (author)jessejwk2010-07-02

Thank you :)

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ChrysN made it! (author)2010-07-01

Aww poor teddy (this is so funny)!

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Kaelessin made it! (author)2010-07-01

heh heh! this is cute and grisly (pun intended) at the same time! how heavy is the bear? i would imagine that that would put a bit of torque on the usb port of your laptop no?

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jessejwk made it! (author)jessejwk2010-07-01

Since it's only filled with cotton balls and little plastic beads, it's really not that bad. As long as the bear is small enough, it should work. The flash drive is pretty firmly in there, so mine holds just fine. I dod wonder about that in the beginning, but no, it hasn't been a problem. (If it is, you can still use it on laptop on a flat surface, as in the second and third picture).

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