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Want a kick-ass USB ? Well you've come to the right place !

This instructable will show you how to make the coolest USB case mod on the planet !

Its really a very simple project that doesn't take very long at all, hope you like it !!

 
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

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Materials
  • Two small shotgun shells
  • One USB
  • Foam/Tissue/Sponge
  • Paper
  • Red pen
  • Electrical Tape

Tools
  • Vice/Clamp
  • Craft Knife
  • File or Dremel

Step 2: Stripping the USB

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We need our USB to be as small as possible so it can fit in the two small shotgun shells, this means we need to remove the outer casing.

Using your craft knife pry at the edges of the case forcing it apart.
(The cases are generally pretty to take off)

You can now throw away any of the plastic casing
(Better yet recycle it !)

Step 3: Preparing the usb

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Now you have removed the protective casing it would be a good idea to cover up the bare circuit board with a bit of electrical tape.

The tape will protect the circuit from short circuiting or getting damp.
(Still best not to go swimming with your USB :P )

Step 4: Filing the Shells

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Because of the small "lip" at tho bottom of the shell the two cases wont stand very close together.

To make them stand snug together we have to loose a bin of that "lip"

Clamp the shell in your vice/clamp and then use your dremel or hand file to flatten one side.
Repeat this process for both shells and check they fit together.

Step 5: Cutting the slots

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Now we need to cut the slots in the sides of the shells so our USB can fit in.

First mark the shell with a pen to show how much to cut, this will prevent you from cutting too much and loosing the aesthetics of the shell.

Now you have marked the shell carefully cut a slot into the side with your craft knife, do this to both the shells.
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peguiono6 years ago
It looks really good. I like how you used two shells instead of just the one that people have done before.
=SMART= (author)  peguiono6 years ago
Thanks man :D
cry_wolf6 years ago
Wow, absolutely stunning photography. Very nicely done, this will the the 2nd instructable that i actually am going to make haha. Its good to have friends that have lots fo guns, as getting a shotgun shell is like finding a penny to them. :D 5 stars.
=SMART= (author)  cry_wolf6 years ago
wow Thanks Dude !! Cant wait to see your mod!!!
bumpus6 years ago
Personally, I think a bigger gauge shell would be better. But thats just be, Great photos, good explanation! :D
=SMART= (author)  bumpus6 years ago
Thanks !! Yea i only had small ones and because it was thin it could fin into cramped ports,
bumpus =SMART=6 years ago
Ah, good point.
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