Instructables
The onslaught of technology threatens to degenerate mankind into a species of ignorami, imbeciles, and nincompoops. Fight the trend by going old school, back to when men counted using sticks and rocks. Make a USB stick drive today!
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Parts needed

Picture of Parts needed
Stuff you'll need for a stick drive:

1. A stick* of about 3/4 inch diameter
2. A USB drive
3. Hand saw
4. Hot glue and gun

* Suggestions for type of stick: black walnut gives a classical and refined look, balsam is the most weight-friendly, cypress is good for its resistance to water damage.  I chose maple because of its hardness (however it may soon be banned by Major League Baseball due to its tendency to shatter).

Step 2: Cut the stick to desired length

Picture of Cut the stick to desired length
SSPX0015.jpg
SSPX0016.jpg
The first thing to do is to cut the stick to the length desired. I left a short branch sticking out to pull with. The length is to your preference. I chose a longer length due to it's grab-ability and because it looks good in my pocket.

Step 3: Notch the stick

Picture of Notch the stick
SSPX0019.jpg
Cut down vertically then cross-cut into the stick to notch it out for the USB.

Step 4: Attach the USB drive

Picture of Attach the USB drive
SSPX0022.jpg
SSPX0023.jpg
Draw a small seam of hot glue along the cut-out section of the stick. Press and hold the USB until it's secure.

Step 5: Plug it in!

Plug in your new stick drive and off you go! It's old school and it's eco-friendly and green.

An added bonus: your stick drive should float if you ever drop it in water. That way, you can retrieve your now-dead USB drive. (Or does water actually kill a USB?)
ilpug2 years ago
A great way to stick to the basic essentials :D
npauluzzi2 years ago
It's fun!! hahaha By the way, in portuguese this joke (literally a stick) dont works. I give you a A+!
alexsparrow3 years ago
you could open the case press it in and hollow the same piece of wood you cut off to fit over the flash drive, so it would be water resistant-a bit.
I'm with nickodemus, but the basic idea is there. I may have to do this now! You have my vote.
nickodemus4 years ago
Although I was expecting a thumb drive embedded in the stick, this is just as nice. :)
I think its a better idea for it not to imbedded because it could over heat Ncce Stick Drive by th way rodgercrump
TSC4 years ago
It's OK!