Introduction: Secret Usb Highlighter

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A quick 5 minute job to create a secret usb pen drive.

Step 1: Find a Suitable Pen

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Take a standard highlighter; It doesn't necessarily need to be a highlighter it could be any writing implement that has large enough void to insert a standard USB drive.

Step 2: Prepare USB Drive

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Wrap a USB drive with electrical tape to increase the size so as to sit snug into the void inside the highlighter pen.

Step 3: Remove Ink From Pen

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Now snap open the top of the highlighter pen and remove the ink well from the pens body.

Step 4: Seal Top

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Now you will need to seal the exposed ink stick. You do this for two reasons; one, to ensure ink does not damage the USB stick and two, so that the nib of the pen will not dry out and become unusable. We want to keep the pen in use-able condition once we re-assemble.

Step 5: Insert USB

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Now to insert the USB into the body of the pen; filling the void left by the ink well we removed earlier.

Step 6: Re-assemble the Pen

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Now put all components back together.

Step 7: Ready to Use

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The pen is ready to use :) I have installed a usb version of linux called 'Tails' onto my drive so that I can access anybody's computer without them knowing I have been on it.

Other great uses for this are as follows:

- Hide secret files

-Keep save valuable info

Comments

MikeH27 (author)2015-06-22

So you openly admitted to what is effectively B&E... Smart move dude

bensley (author)MikeH272015-06-23

No dude, I openly admitted to having the capability to break and enter. Completely legal. I would suggest you get all your ducks in line before commenting.

warehouse32 (author)2014-10-26

very cool!

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-10-26

This is so cool and spy like! I wish I actually new some secrets that I could keep on this super secret USB. Definitely so much better than the marker this item started its life as.

Everybody has secrets :)

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