So I broke my USB stick's case and had to think long and hard about what to re-case it in. After a search of my house, I found a couple of old shotgun shells, and this idea was born.
Help clean up your local hunting sites by collecting shotgun shells!

Step 1: Materials

Gather materials.
You will need:
- Two 12 gauge used shotgun shells (This means already fired, empty. NEVER EVER cut into a live shell) If you're wondering where to get used shells look in shooting ranges or hunting grounds but make sure they are aware of your presence and there isnt a hunt going on. One needs to have a longer brass casing (about 25mil in length)
- One USB Flash Drive
- A knife
- A cork (not pictured as I didn't know I needed it)
you can remove casing and the plastic bit all in one go by heating up the brass then when it is hot it will seperate from the plastic easily sometimes leaves a little bit of the white plastic
+1 on heating the brass base. Use pliers to grip the plastic part and hold the brass over a heat source. Use another pair of pliers to gently tug at the brass until it comes out clean.
make a nerd/geek bandoleer!
I would absolutely LOVE that!
i made one, it got stolen after a week......
Helpful thought- never bring this into school.
Or to a Church, Airport or Government building for that matter..... That's be really funny to see people's reactions though...
ye and your laptop would be a shotgun convertede into one LOL
what about a childrens hospital?
2 things: (1.) Great instructable! The pic of mine should be attached. (I know its not so great. My thumb drive was small and my shotgun shell was different.) (2.) My dad says (I know, not a great way to start an arguement) that if you wrap the- I guess you would call it-motherboard of the drive in tape, it gums up the parts. And trust me, that would be QUITE the hassle to clean. What I did, I split the cork in half, put the drive into the two pieces, like a sandwich. Then I wrapped the sandwich in electrical tape and shoved it down into the shell.
do you mean the brass has to be 25 mm or the plastic?
to remove the primer place it over a hole in a board and hit it from the inside with a screrwdriver, it should pop right out, thay are made so thay can be replaced to ferill the shell.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Oh and to remove the plastic heat it GENTLY over a stove on simmer and carefully wiggle it out, the push down the burrs of brass on the bottom instide with an upside down nail and a hammer. <br /> <br /> It works very well.
proof, <br /> it works very well!
It's Father's Day in the UK soon - this would make a nice gift for the computer-literate duck-hunter in the family.
Or... the duck-literate computer-hunter. You can never be too sure these days.
you joke now but computers are no easy pray. (haven't you ever seen <a rel="nofollow" href="http://gprime.net/video.php/governator">Terminator</a>?)<br/>
I would have used epoxy instead of cork, would have looked smoother too! Great 'ible.
you can also put some hotglue instead of the cork and it could be more stable but however great instructable. it would be an excellent gift for a hunter..... wouldn't it???
Thanks for the info about "NEVER EVER" cutting into a live shell cause I was gonna.
lol i have the same laptop (it sucks)
My sister has the SAME EXACT laptop! Except hers works flawlessly. Maybe you looked at some sites you're not supposed to and got a virus?
no i got the early model that is so flawed its not even funny. but i found ppl that got them about 3 months after are working perfectly. ive gone threw 4 of them (all of which broke within 5 hours of having them , hadnt even gotten on the internet yet) there are also about 1,000 other ppl who got the bad batch, i fixed the problem but the fix runs down the battery faster than it should BUT there is no other known fix so yah. my model by the way is A215-S4747
My laptop model is A205-74707. Looks the same as the one pictured above. I use it for a while and then the screen goes black, still has a back light, but the screen is black. It seems to still work, music will still play, and I can blindly click around; but I can't do anything but restart it. Any ideas? Oh, and by the way, great and unique Instructable!
ok look up my YouTube channel it's the same as my SM for this sight www.youtube.com/user/projectzro and look up my video fix vista black screen of death that should fix your problem.
Thanks so much for your help! I've had this problem for a long time, hopefully it will fix it. Thanks again!
awesome, i allways pick up shotgun shells when i'm in the woods and i was wondering what to do with them!
hey me too. I will have to do this.
Hi-Tek Redneck?
Go to gun range, and ask if they have a used shell you could just have. Clean it up real good! This way you don't blow yourself up/shoot yourself/or shot the person living next door! just a thought :)
i like to make shooting borat styley
yey guns
Good instructable but I suggest using one already fired, the shell with still be in good shape and after a bit of washing it wont have the smell or look of soot. Do not cut a live shell if you do now know how.
lol the knife u had in the pic is the same one as one i found camping last year.it says like jaguar on it?
Mine says Rol-Craft and I got it for &pound;3 at a county fair. I just took it apart and broke the washers =(<br/>
this goes without saying, but im thinking this flash drive is not "transit safe", dont bring it on an airplane, bus, or train, or there might be some problems. nor should you walk around the streets/campus with this either. probably doesnt look good to the police to have it in your car either ;)
Here is my crap drive: Well at least its crap compared to yours :) i just jammed mine in an old used 12 gauge and hot glued it, no fancy cork for me! But the shell is transparent so you get that cool borg glow from the on board memory stick LED. I call it the BuckDrive :P BTW Kudos :D
I likes it. I was sort of disappointed mine didn't glow, stupid cork.
I have never seen a transparent shotgun shell before. Where did you get it?
found it on the floor of a shooting range. i don't actually own a shot gun.
that... thing looks like it's alive and glowy...
uh yeah... quite...
Be very Careful!!! the live nitro glisseron (Sp)can be very dangourous and can kill you or cause permadent damage
what nitroglycerin?
to be safe you might want to use a inactive shotgun shell.

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