Introduction: Tennis Ball Usb Mod

OK, so i was bored last night and decided to do some hunting for something for a usb mod for one of my naked drives....and i came up with this:

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Arbitror (author)2010-02-22

I hate Ubuntu/Kubuntu with a passion ever since they came out with 9.10!

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fwjs28 (author)Arbitror2010-02-23

hrm, idk. its not too bad. anything is better than vista >.< 

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bugolf (author)fwjs282010-12-07

Mint Linux is the best the took ubuntu and made it better

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fwjs28 (author)bugolf2010-12-09

I've since stopped using KDE, I prefer the Gnome GUI better. That and the addition of Compiz, it makes for a nice desktop with enough eye candy and improvements to make it far more usable than KDE.. Just my opinion though.

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betteboop57 (author)2009-07-09

OK, this may sound pretty silly...but exactly how did you do this? Did you just cut a hole in the tennis ball and glue in a usb flash drive? This is REALLY cool and my twin boys, who are SO into tennis, would get a kick out of this. They are off to college and I thought it would be a cute thing to pack for them to find when they get there.

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fwjs28 (author)betteboop572009-07-09

pretty much...i took a pocket knife and stabbed the ball (BE CAREFUL!...this can be tricky) then carefully slid the usb stick into the hole..dont make the cut any thicker than need be but make sure you have enough with...i took the case of but you might not have to ...that is a pretty cool idea....the only suggestion i have would to take a usb cord (male to female) and stick that onto the usb drive and push it the whole way in so that only the cord sticks out...

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dombeef (author)2009-05-25

It is great until you bend the drive accidentally and break it

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fwjs28 (author)dombeef2009-05-26

yeahh..i learned that the hard way, and so i know put in another flash drive (2gigs)

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dombeef (author)fwjs282009-05-26

What was the old one? I only have 2 gigs at the highest!

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fwjs28 (author)dombeef2009-05-26

uhh...i don't remember i think it was a gig...(i just recently got a toshiba gig)

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TATcreator (author)2009-04-24

Great Slideshow. We have been quite interested in this, too.

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fwjs28 (author)TATcreator2009-04-24

I KNOW!!! i saw that on lifehacker and i really want to make one...( as soon as i get the right type of usb drive)

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TATcreator (author)fwjs282009-04-24

We discovered the drive on Thinkgeek

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fwjs28 (author)TATcreator2009-04-24

hrmm...or maybe it was thinkgeek...not sure as i frequent them both...either way it is defineitly a cool mod...

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282009-04-25

Yeah, I saw it on T.G. too

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2009-04-25

ooooo....Goodhart commenting one of my instructables...i feel warm, fuzzy and special inside!....

on that note, do you like it?

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282009-04-26

:-P Yes I do, although I am unsure about how the weight of the tennis ball might put on the connection point might effect either the connection, or how long it may be before the port itself gets a little out of wonk. .

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2009-04-27

tehee, wonk....well, thats what i've been kinda worrying about...so, im planning on buying a usb extender like so and plugging the tennis ball into that....

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282009-04-27

Aw man, what is so bad about that link you gave me that they blocked it here at work?

Forbidden


You don't have permission to access /b2b/pics/USB_CableAM_to_AF_.jpg on this server.

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2009-04-27

o...well i assume you know what i mean....its just a pic of a usb cable....

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282009-04-27

Yeah, I believe I know what you are writing about.....I was just so peeved at having gotten that message from a site that should not have been blocked....what's next....will they block my http://www.edn.com site too?

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2009-04-28

shhh...they'll hear you and block it..... :p

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282009-04-28

What's so funny is that they block "streaming video BUT do not block access to nor use of........youtube XD

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2009-04-28

wow...that odd.....hey, shouldn't you be working :P i should be learning tho so i can't say much

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282009-04-28

Yeah, I was finishing up work as I posted that....I have yet to go back to work today though ;-)

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2009-04-28

i see...welll, now that im home from school....sigh, boredom

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282009-04-28

I posted an electronic's puzzler in Random Fun :-)

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2009-04-28

un-bored?

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282009-04-28

depends on whether you like puzzlers or not LOL

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2009-04-29

Huzzah!? lol

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TATcreator (author)2009-04-24

DELL is not much better...

Personal hard experience

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fwjs28 (author)TATcreator2009-04-24

EEEEEK! DELL is horrible...i really want an ASUS EEEPC .....

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Berserk87 (author)2009-04-22

what??? you de-portablized it.

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fwjs28 (author)Berserk872009-04-22

no, not really..its a little bulky, but its the only computer i use it for

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TATcreator (author)fwjs282009-04-24

Quite a high-end HP. 2007 model?

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fwjs28 (author)TATcreator2009-04-24

yerp...im tinkering around with multiple OS's mostly slax, the ubuntu family and now, Open suse (thanks to your suggestion....although, it has an empty hdd (except linux os preferences and such...) all th os's are on a couple usb drives....all in all, its a nice model hp

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killerjackalope (author)2009-04-23

Pretty good though fitting in pockets is out the window... Dd you fix i with anything or is it just sitting in the ball?

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fwjs28 (author)killerjackalope2009-04-23

the hole was tight enough for it to fit snug so it doesn't really move...i usually carry it in my backpack, so size isn't that important for me

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