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USA - USB: American Flag USB Memorial

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Plug and play flag waving ceremony. PC = Patriotic Computer.

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Step 1: Materials

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1 - USB Fan
1 - USB LED lamp
12" of 1.24" diameter heat shrink wrap
1 - Flag (country of your choosing), roughly 9" x 6"
1 - Lighter
1 - Roll of electrical tape
1 - Hanger
1 - Heart full love for the country of the colors that don't run.

Step 2: Tape USB Connections At Base

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If you are designing this for a specific computer check the location and orientation of your USB ports. Tape the USB plugs for the fan and lamp together at the base accordingly.

Step 3: Bend 90 Degress And Tape Again.

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Bend the lamp and fan arms 90 degrees so as they point at god once plugged into the USB ports. Tape again directly above the bend.

Step 4: Cut And Add Coat Hanger.

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- Cut the longest piece of straight section from a standard wire coat hanger.

- Just above the 90 degree bend you taped previously, attach the coat hanger and wrap with electrical tape again.

- Wrap the hanger, fan arm, and lamp arm again with electrical tape 2" higher.

Step 5: Heat Shrink Wrap

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Cut roughly 5" of the heat shrink wrap tubing. Slip it over the lamp, fan, and wire until it rests at the base near the USB plugs. Heat with lighter till it shrinks together.

Step 6: Plug And Hoist

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Plug our flag into the two USB ports in your computer. If you don't love this country enough to spare 2 USB ports then you are in the wrong place. Bend the arms and hoist your flag into position.

Step 7: Take Off Your Hat And Place Your Right Hand Over Your Heart

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Hit the power button and prepare to shed a tear for freedom.
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=SMART=5 years ago
This is so cheezy its like i just walked into a cheese factory and fell into a vet of cheese ! lol jk Good instructable, i might totally steal your idea and do a UK one lol yay America, god bless the ~~dictatorship~~ democracy ! god bless our right to ~~police~~ help the world. 9/11 was ~~ an inside job~~ a hateful act of terrorism and we will ~~ try to make the war go on forever so we can steal the oil~~ punish the culprits !! any hoo i digress
Oh gosh, another conspiracy theorist. Where exactly is your evidence? Please, stop posting inane rants that no one but yourself believes. Especially on an Instructable that was meant for a small display of American patriotism. In fact, why did you even click on it?
i dont actually believe that i was just being sarcastic and playing on the anti-american stereotype.

all jokes aside though, the world would be a better place if america didnt exist.
OT4 =SMART=2 years ago
The world would SUCK if america didnt exist.
Your post still fails as your "stereotype" is pretty far from the American stereotype.

Also, my original question has yet to be answered.
Ugh.

I was playing on the ANTI-american stereotype, saying things most people who hate america would say.

and as I said above i'm not a conspiracy theorist so i don't have to provide you with any evidence....

... even so, it no secret america has a presence in the middle east, and as far as i can remember its not americas country so really you should just get the hell out.
I'm sorry if I misunderstood. I failed to note the anti in your previous post.

As for your jokes, A+ for the anti-American tone. F- for the joke execution. Your two jokes made a pretty seamless transition into that petty and immature tone that looked pretty bad on your part.Your jokes were just posted on the wrong Instructable with the wrong tone.

I meant my other question; the first one was rhetorical.
Error, Error!! FALSE INFORMATION!
So right,my robot friend.
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i hate Taiwan usa is where its at
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America killed osama so we beat him. America beat russia to the moon. And america is better at way more sports.
lol!

i might make this, but instead of that little light i will use a USB controlled butane lighter XD
Cool, post an instructable.
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Who? Me?
inside job?Really?Oh my gosh.
Derin =SMART=5 years ago
ooooooh im never migrating to USA
Derin Derin5 years ago
Turks dont say bad things at their country
dombeef =SMART=5 years ago
lol
=SMART= dombeef5 years ago
:D
I agree with the china thing, We need MORE PRODUCTS MADE IN THE USA!!!!!
itobor25253 years ago
While I appreciate the patriotic spirit, keep in mind that most (if not all) of the components will have been made in China. Excellent idea, now if I can only find usb components made in America!
use a china flag
gunspyop22 years ago
lol
jj.inc3 years ago
this is sweet, wish I found it before the fourth
manderw3 years ago
This is hilarious. I want to make one for my Dad.

Sorry it took me, what, 3 years to see it!
MegaMetal83 years ago
OH!!!

That's amazing
LOL Perfect God Bless USA or Whats left of it
Amazing Build, Do you think it will work if you use a British flag instead of an American one?
It works great with any flag, I've made Pride- and a Pirate-flag!
Mine didn't work, I think I need a bigger fan as the flag I have is 2"6' across. Something tells me my USB ports ain't gonna cut it! Someone should do an Instructable on how to make/draw the right size flag for this project...
sharky054 years ago
 Such a funny and inventive idea! Instant patriotism... Well Done!

(From a UK instructabler)
Txkink4 years ago
Clever idea and well done instructable. Disregard the haters and their comments.
Kociubinska4 years ago
I wonder why didn't Smart choose anothe four-letter word for his nickname?
I like the idea of the flag, thank you.
san4ito5 years ago
Cool flag!!!) If you want to know more about USA http://www.eurovisionofusa.com
clayball975 years ago
my computer doesn't have two usb drives together
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