Upgrade your old not cool and not mobile friendly flash drive to micro usb monster. :D

Step 1: Tools

Step 2: Opening

Step 3: Wiring, Soldering and Closing

This was easy, just grab some thin wires and solder them at the usb pinout, better would be solder them directly on chip but i was too lazy for that.

Edit: Added usb wiring, if you have cable with some weird colors use multimeter. ;)

Step 4: Finish

Now just close it, add some hot glue and use heat shrink tube for finalize.

<p>looks very cool. well done.<br>Having said that, I bought a small adapter that takes USB sticks and 2 sizes of SD cards and plugs into my phone for 1.99.<br>For that price it is hard to beat :-)</p>
<p>could you post a link for this?</p>
<p>This is the one. plugs in a phone with micro USB, takes USB stick, microSD and miniSD (or is mini SD the regular size nowadays? i kinda lost track).</p>
<p>bought it at 'Action' a local thriftstore</p>
<p>Added wiring scheme and picture how ugly it looks without heat shrink tube. :)</p>
The reason it won't work is because USB needs power and that port won't supply power to make it run as far as I know
<p>And whats your point ? Every mobile phone which support usb host has 5v output on USB. ;) <br></p>
As far as i know, you need to enable usb host mode before connecring something...that means that has to be a pre-wire into OTG/HOST mode.
<p>Work's like a charm on Samsun galaxy note 2, no needs for additional wiring </p>
Just to let you all know this won't work I have a better way of doing this without the need of soldering the device I use is USB port on both sides like connecting a USB to the wire without soldering sad to say I plug it into a android and it don't see the drive other wise I would have a 32GB port
<p>This is just direct otg usb and believe me or not it works well. </p>
<p>Great idea, but this could use a little more, step by step, detailed written instructions, for those of us who are more technically challenged.</p>
<p>I will cut the heat shrink tube and open that again to update the lastest steps. ;)</p>
Add a keyring and its perfect.
awesome could definitely be useful, maybe shorting the wire a bit might be a upgrade. maybe remove entirely.
<p>Yeah, you can definitely solder micro usb cable directly on flash drive, but i had only this short usb otg.</p>
<p>So cool! I'm sure this comes in handy instead of needing an adapter. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your first instructable! </p>
<p>Thank's for a nice comment. </p>
you should enter this in the hot glue conyest
contest.<br><br>If you do respond to this comment so I can vote :)
<p>Added, now Pending Approval.</p><p>Thank's for support. :)</p>

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