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Want to make a flash drive that nobody in a modern office would even think about taking? Hide it in a pink eraser and it's secure in this digital age.

Step 1: Get your erasers and flash drive

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You can get a couple of erasers in an office supply store or an art store. They're cheap.

The flash drive I got at an office supply store. I got a 1 gig since I barely ever use that much as I use flash drives for moving small files around. I don't need anything bigger for now. This is also pretty cheap.

Bonus points for the pink cap on it. It was like this flash drive wanted to be in an eraser from the beginning.

Step 2: Cut the erasers

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One eraser is used for the flash drive and the other will serve as the cap. You'll want to use almost all of one eraser for the drive and about half for the cap.

Step 3: Free up the flash drive

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The plastic case on my flash drive was easy to pull apart. Just work a fingernail between the pieces and pull it apart.

Once it's open you can behold just how tiny the real flash drive is.

Step 4: Hollow out the pieces

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I grabbed a rotary tool and quickly dug out a gap in each piece. Keep testing the fit with the flash drive until it's nice and snug. The same thing goes for the cap.

Step 5: Put it all together and start putting some files on it

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Take a moment to admire the results and then put that flash drive to work! Put some files on there to print out elsewhere and make it earn its keep.

Step 6: Watch it Get Copied

As people have noted several times in the comments, you can buy something like this at Target now. Checking on the site, I found it here. It's also listed on Amazon here where it shows that it's been offered since July 13, over three months after this was published.

Sure, you could buy one for $18, but why would you want to? Here are a few reasons not to be a sucker and just make it yourself:
- The case is plastic which means that it doesn't look or feel right at all.
- You only get 1GB for $18. You can get 4GB for under $13.
- The case says Dane-Elec on it
- Dane-Elec!?!
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rachelmaryb4 years ago
Can't you just put the usb in whole?
fungus amungus (author)  rachelmaryb4 years ago
No, then you'd have to gut the eraser so that it was extremely thin, which is a pain and likely to fall apart.

What if you start with a very small usb drive?

I found this in a book called show me how except they use one eraser

I think the reason for using 2 is to have the "Pink Pearl" in one piece. If you don't care about the the logo on the eraser, you could probably use one.

EthanS3 made it!10 months ago

they sed why did you puted a eraser i made it

EthanS3 made it!10 months ago

they sed why did you puted a eraser i made it

EthanS3 made it!10 months ago

they sed why did you puted a eraser i made it

EthanS3 made it!10 months ago

they sed why did you puted a eraser i made it

What attachment did you put on your rotary tool to hollow out the pieces?
18271103 years ago
I just hid a small one in the USB thing of a mouse.
1827110 18271103 years ago
Then I took it apart and pot it in a pen!
splazem4 years ago
Also, I saw it in More Show Me How. It's a great book, and in one of the pages was about hiding your flash drive. One of the examples was a pink eraser. In this case though, I think it was a nicer form of copying. Anyway, great instructable! 
marcottt34 years ago
I find it interesting the tutorial, above all, very original, is ideal because it fulfills two functions
happyjo4 years ago
Thanks for making this loverly ible! :D
Here's what it would be like at school:

student erases something with this

student shows up and uses it too

while he does this the cap falls off and reveals to be a flash drive

expecting to see things, the student puts it into the computer

and what shows up is a very complicated math problem that explains how 2+2=10.
:D Haha!
dmeza4 years ago
instead of doing it with a flashdrive can i do it with a usb adapter
xeon_hl24 years ago
but be careful or it will erase your data
HA ha ha.. good one..
this is a awesome idea i just did it and you can use a drill to hollow it out then use a soldering iron to fix mistakes and carve your initials
ba dum pish
Dane-elec means "Dane's Electronics"
You know you can buy these at Target...Already Made!!!
But, that is dumb. Get off your lazy butt and make your own. Pardon my french. XD
Do French people say "Pardon my English"?
I wonder.
Do Chinese people get English tattoos?
Hmmm... Why's it called a parkway if you drive on it? Why's it called a driveway if you park on it? Why does a shipment go by car and a cargo by ship? If a vegetarian eats veg, what does an humanitarian eat? Writers write but fingers don't fing. A slim chance and a fat chance are similar. An alarm goes off by going on. Quicksand works slowly. Boxing rings are square. Guinea pigs are neither from Guinea or are pigs. when the stars are out, you see their light but when the lights are out you see nothing. Ok. I'm done. lol
cpyou mg0930mg4 years ago
have you ever been downset??

never allow yourself to be scared half to death.......twice.
cpyou mg0930mg4 years ago
you forgot one,
Kenton mg0930mg5 years ago
If a quiz makes you quizzical, what does a test make you?
42. thats why.
No. Seven, because seven is the ultimate number. You know why?
Thats true but you obviously haven't watched the hitch hikers guide to the galaxy :P
because 7 8 9. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL....I'll stop now.
why does Hawaii have an interstate?
I know! I know!

Hawaii's interstate highway system (heck, the ENTIRE US highway system) was part of a strategic military program that was put in place by Dwight D. Eisenhower. In Roman times, roads were used not only for peaceful transportation, but also for war chariots. Good roads=faster military response. Faster military response=better control over a large area. Same thing with the US highway system: good highways=faster military response. Faster military response=more tanks moving faster. More tanks moving faster=a smaller chance that the "commies" would take over Alaska.

If one were to look at a map of Hawaii, one would notice something about the highways: they connect every military base on the island.

H1: Goes past US Coast Guard air station at Barbers Point past Pearl Harbor, Ford island and Hickam Air Force base. Connects to H2, H3, and H201

H2: One end starts about 2000 ft east of Schofield Barracks and Naval airstation. Connects to H1.

H3: One end starts about 2000 ft south of Kaneohe Marine Corps base. Connects with H1 and H201.

H201: Onramp about 600ft west from Fort Shafter. Connects with H1 and H3.

The reason they (Not only in Hawaii, mind you) are called "Interstate Highways" is because they are funded federally by a grant shared by the states.
You forgot one... Is the pope catholic? lol
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