The idea to is transform a useless 2.5in harddrive into a wallet/safe, i have a box full of 3.5in drives but only one 2.5in that I am willing to break open. its rather old, 6.4GB 4200RPM, so its time to open this baby up.
This is my first instrucatble, so go easy lol
-dead/crappy 2.5inch harddrives
-harddrive mounting screws
-screw drivers - I used torx 5,6 and a small PH driver
-exacto knife / scissors
Step 1: Find a Hard Drive
SSD also works, however they are usually plastic, but they do have more room inside. HDD feels more solid.
This is mine
Step 2: Open the Hard Drive
SAVE THE MAGNET, you may not be able to use it for this project, but they can fit into your other projects
Step 3: Take Out the Stuff
Step 4: Making the Credit Card Slot
Step 5: Mounting the Card Holder
Step 6: Secure the Cover
There are a couple ways of doing it, you can make a mechanical hinge like thing and secure it to the mounting ports, and flip it open. or you can do it like I did, use magnets to keep it closed. You might need to use epoxy to glue 1 piece of magnet to the inside, really depends on the hard drive and the layout inside.
MAGNET WARNING: Before you put your credit card in, test the back side and make sure you card won't get demagnetized. Some state's drivers license also has magnetic strips, so be careful. I will not be held responsible for any demagnetized cards