Introduction: Slim Jim Can Flash Drive

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Here's amother flash drive. This one is made out of an empty 15 pack of Slim Jims! It's VERY easy to make!

Step 1: Get Supplies

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You will need:
USB Flash drive (I used a Dell 128MB)
empty 15 pack of slim jims
cotton balls
hot glue gun (not pictured)
knife(not pictured)

Step 2: Make Hole in Lid

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Take off the lid from the can and cut a hole the size of the flash drive's usb connector and stick it through.

Step 3: Hot Glue

Hot glue the flash drive base to the lid.

Step 4: Cotton Balls

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Fill the can with cotton balls about up to where the picture suggests.

Step 5: Apply Lid

Now put the lid back on and tape the lid down.

Step 6: Yay We're Done!

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Yay you just made your own Slim Jim can flash drive!


GawainDrake12 (author)2016-11-03

in my very own opinion, this is a waste... first off: you have SO much room in there, you could be made it a 2TB (maybe even larger) by clipping old USB drives, Tiny n' tuff flash drives, and all that amazing stuff. Second: you may need to rethink the whole "let's put it in a giant cylinder and call it art" thing... it's not like you could plug it in anywhere without an extender, and even then, it's way too big to lug around! it'd be better to put a giant pack on your back for a 100PB flash storage space (exaggerating just a little too much there, but you get the point). So, maybe we could agree to, maybe, turn something as small and huge like this cylinder into something large but effectively tiny?

wow, grammar is good today

rerat (author)2008-01-12

So guys...wanna see some of my new flash drives? I think I might make an 'ible for them.

naruto the ninja13 (author)rerat2010-06-03

is the last one on a butt?

ralegg (author)rerat2009-05-21


mdmoose29 (author)rerat2008-01-12

holy cow thats amazing... i totally am gonna do the banana one! lol i thought about actually doing a whole bunch of instructables like that after i saw this one... then decided against it because i like to pretend i have a life.

jayman1310 (author)mdmoose292008-10-22

hahaha *pretend*

One question: Do i have to use Chucks, or can i use any shoe?

cornflaker (author)jayman13102009-01-18

Yeah, does it work with any shoes? :D lol

santy22 (author)cornflaker2009-04-12

it works with reebok, but they don't give the same flux capacitancy and flashyness

jayman1310 (author)santy222009-04-12


Lithium Rain (author)rerat2008-10-31

Hahaha, the toilet plunger...

cornflaker (author)Lithium Rain2009-04-12

Hell yeah! lol

RageAgainstJack15 (author)rerat2008-09-21


santy22 (author)2009-09-22

oh hey! a bad community member AND a grammar nazi! COMBO POINTS!

santy22 (author)2009-09-22

errrr and what about painting the keys, cutting the F keys and softly placing a cover on the holes, making it the BEST FoF keyboard ever?

Obcheese (author)2009-05-08

i made on out of a tricky putty container :P

Hands Without Shadows (author)2008-01-13

So have you tried plugging it in yet? You would have to prop your laptop up on something and it won't fit in most PCs because their USB jacks are in a recessed area.

I use a USB extender for it.

santy22 (author)poobajones2009-04-12


dombeef (author)santy222009-04-23


Aeroshift (author)2009-04-10

that's not really dandy

sp33dstix (author)2009-03-27

WOw... where can I get these?

Audioforge (author)2008-08-30

Hey that's nothing...I'm working on making a flash drive case out of an old refrigerator cardboard box...Hopin I can do it in 6 steps or less too...

incorrigible packrat (author)2008-06-09

If you want, I can track down all them that dismiss your project, and pee on 'em. I haven't the faintest, foggiest idea, where my own flash drive has got to, and it had a little ring for hanging it on things. (The misplacement may actually have more to do with my wicked disorganizing skillz, rather than the size of the device,but, damn them things are small...)

btw what are "Slim Jims" anyhow? I'm assuming it's a jerked meat product, of some form.

they are like beef jerky sausages. They are in a casing like a sausage and they take like animal fat and chorizo I think people dont like this instructable because it is so easy. Everyone on here is all about challange and fun when recreating the DIYs posted on this site. That and it could have been done better.

im pretty sure they are beef jerky sticks.

I dunno... Are they irregularly shaped, or perfectly cylindrical? I my experience, it seems that the more cylindrical the beef stick product is, the less actual beef it contains. I had one once that, I'm fairly sure, consisted solely of paper pulp and grease, injected into dialysis tubing.

Slim Jims are like the twinky of the meat product industry. We don't really know what they are, but do we really care? lol

EWW! Lol but they are perfectly cylindrical. if what you said is true i am never eating another slim jim EVER.

Bropagopa (author)2008-07-16

WHOA mind blowing technology! I kid, I kid. Imaginative, however I'm sure it's a freakin' pain and not very portable, which is the anti-essence of flash drives. Oh, well. LOL

pwnz32 (author)2008-05-22

That's pretty sick lol

Velotrash Industries (author)2008-04-21

I'm mostly just impressed that this took 6 steps to make...

SuperJesus (author)2008-04-16

Wait, what? i don't understand.... Is this supposed too be funny, or practicable. Because it scores a -10 in both categories.....

Obsessive (author)2008-04-06

Its funny. Its not the most convenient idea, but its humorous and would probably eh... be an interesting conversational piece around the office.

SpecialEd101 (author)2008-02-18

nic idea not the best presentation

rerat (author)2008-01-15

A typo is a typo, not bad grammar, but after this, I'm done arguing with some 12 year old kid. I hope you feel like you've accomplished something here, now get to bed, it's after 9.

hondagofast (author)2008-01-13

*glues his fugly duct tape flash drive to his shoe* :D

GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-13

Smart job! I always eat Slim Jims, and I LOVE them. Whenever I finish a can or a box thing, I have no idea what to do with the box, because I know I can make something out of it. Nice job, I might try this with my Micro Cruzer.

austin (author)2008-01-12

you've given me a lot to think about. I really like how convienly pocket sized it is i can take it every where!!! This instructable is way better than alot of them at least the format is correct and it clearly explains the idea. its a valid instructable for a ridiculous item.

Hands Without Shadows (author)2008-01-12

I have no right to talk eh? Does me making a "stupid" instructable take away from this instructable's poorness? Does mdmoose29 having a medioker instructable make this one better? Can a jury condem a man to life in prison if they themselves have never killed or gone to prison? Real mature calling me stupid by the way, I can tell its true by your grammar and logic.

rerat (author)2008-01-12

Hahahahaha "Stupider, just like you". And FYI, us not having posted ANY 'ibles, is still exponentially ( do you know this big word?) better than ANY k'nex 'ible, a la you. I feel insulting a child, but you're arguing in favour of a piece of garbage with a hole in it.

jpmartineau (author)2008-01-12

"Is that a Slim Jim flash drive in your pants or are you just happy to see me"?

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-01-12

A little bit big? ~~worst ible ever~~ not impressed

Hands Without Shadows (author)2008-01-12

Regardless of mdmoose29's instructable, hes right on this. And his instructable was actually a good idea. This instructable is completely pointless. I could hotglue my flash drive (which happens to be in a bic mini :P) to my car and make an instructable on it. The point of a flash drive is to have a small device on which to store data, this is more like a very low memory external hard drive made of cardboard.

mdmoose29 (author)2008-01-12

wasnt planning on it. i thought about flagging once.. then i realized that i was living in a free country.. and that opinions are necessary. also.. dont really know why u flagged me when i said nothing else bad about this instructable... just countered ur NEGATIVE comments on my instructable.

mdmoose29 (author)2008-01-12

mmm.. doubtful. cause if it was worse.. i think someone would have posted some negative comments on it... besides the fact it doesnt work on macs.

mdmoose29 (author)2008-01-12

i disagree... no work was put into this. im pretty sure i could put all these things into the clothes dryer... and have a 50% chance of it ending up similar or better than this.

mdmoose29 (author)2008-01-12

no seriously.. this has to be a joke. can i just cut a hole in something.. and glue a flashdrive on it... and that be good enough to warrant giving directions to an entire online community?

rerat (author)2008-01-12

That policy can only be enforced so far, this is rediculous. Atleast the pictures are clear..I guess. Candidate for worst 'ible ever.

mdmoose29 (author)2008-01-12

joke? waste of instructable space.

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