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It was just another day at the beach for Barbie and friends. The sun was shining and Ken had even decided that he was feeling rather generous to let Barbie out of the house following last week's fiasco.
That was when things went horribly, horribly wrong.
Barbie was never the same again...

Okay, so this is my very first instructable, so please be gentle.
This is my rendition of a USB Barbie that I first saw on the internet several years ago. After tireless searching and vain ambition I was unable to find a decent how-to article on this particular mod. Not many drives compare to the hilarity and shock generated by this. If, like me, you enjoy the odd and oh-so macabre then this instructable is for you! Enjoy and happy making!

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Step 1: Materials and tools (Barbie)

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Alright, so you wanna get inside Barbie and fill her delicious innards with the power of USBl? This is what you will need:

X-acto knife
Dremel with cutting or sanding heads
Caulk Gun for silicone
Screwdriver (or similar for prying)
Rubber bands
Barbie Clothes (optional)
Stationary USB drive (no buttons, no moving parts, ect)

Step 2: Barbie's Autopsy Adventure

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Alright guys, (and gals) lets get to it. That's right it is time to live out your Barbie mutilation fantasy, and this time your little sister won't come running in just as you rend Barbie's head from her body. Like a stockpile of booze at a college party it all has to go...

There are of course many ways to disassemble a  perfectly functioning Barbie doll. I prefer the macabre, old fashioned method of brute force, however, this will determine the final quality of the doll.

The Method used here was head and legs off, body cracked and/or pried open. Do what works best for you, and just keep trying to open the body without causing any damage. Try to keep the posts (see picture 3) intact if you can as it will make later steps a lot easier.

Here are a couple of pictures for you.

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NaesDraw4 years ago
I've been half tempted to do something like this for some time. Although it would be kinda weird to do it with a barbie... Any idea what else I could use?
♪ NaesDraw3 years ago
A Sock.(Maybe)
Jay_Clark (author)  NaesDraw4 years ago
Okay wow, that picture is awesome! I could see that being awkward on a barbie, but actually pretty funny! How about a Teddy Bear or a similar cute and unsuspecting stuffed buddy? It would be kinda funny to simulate the chest burster from Alien. I look forward to seeing where you go with your idea!
Well.... I was trying to keep in the picture's theme. The trick is to keep it cool and guy approved, without sliding into creepyville. I have a 4G stick, and it shouldn't be hard to solder a old USB mouse wire to that. The trick is the vic- recipient of the upgrades.
originalb3 years ago
Maybe you should add a recommendation to turn off the Computer and Un-plug it from the power supply.
Mimikry3 years ago
Haha, i like such stuff :o)

but i think my dog would chew on barbies well-shaped rubberlegs...
dreamberry3 years ago
How big is the barbie? I've been thinking of doing this with a batman :D
bendog383 years ago
TeamDuck4 years ago
I lol'd when I saw the instructable image. Great mod.
godslayer124 years ago
i am totally going to do this for web design class lawl
taz3000nice4 years ago
Great and funny Instructable, good job!!!
Jay_Clark (author)  taz3000nice4 years ago
chrisegan4 years ago
i must kill lots of kittens then hahahahaha
Jay_Clark (author)  chrisegan4 years ago
Poor, poor kittens. >:)
miss.codie4 years ago
lol ... my brother always says he hates barbie so i sort of dismantled his USB... i wonder what he's gonna say when he finds it ! LOL man o man it gonna be real funny . bty thnx i l♥ve this instructable i've even printed it !
Jay_Clark (author)  miss.codie4 years ago
I'm glad you like it! Good luck in your construction! Thanks for your kind words!
severepb4 years ago
just wondering, i notice the barbie hanging from the laptop. wouldnt the leverage of her "body weight" damage the usb port on your laptop over time, or if you accidently hit her that too would damage the port.? jw
Jay_Clark (author)  severepb4 years ago
That is a valid concern to be sure. I think that that may happen, however she is kinda ungainly for everyday use, she works but only part-time, something about a social life or something. She really is more of a novelty item, fun to build and great for those strange looks and preservation of kittens. Happy Modding!
Jay_Clark (author) 4 years ago
For all the kittens past and present that have died to make this possible, we thank you.
Mehehehful5 years ago

i killed a lot of innocent kittens
Jay_Clark (author)  CarStalkerZ5 years ago
Lol, their shining innocent eyes cast judgment on you from the place where dead kitties run free... :(
bahahahaha (again) what a great site this is.
way to many kittens just dieds
Poor kittens, why always them.... what about puppies?
or like something uglier aka fish.
maybe like mosquitoes...
ccrh20084 years ago
well... hahahahahaha! this is so funny. I am actually contemplating doing this and using the drive at school. So funny. So unusual. I like this.(sortof)
good job!
zack2474 years ago
in step 1 i notice you have a red nintendo screwdriver! i have one just like it!
in step 7 she looks like a zombie...
awesome idea, it must be hilarious what looks you get with it...
its nice that barbie is helping in the tech field now
scalingup785 years ago
Oh Look! It's USB Barbie. It's PC Barbie. It's Giggle Byte Barbie. It's Techno Barbie - She has a head for computers. It's flash drive Barbie - She puts her memory where her mouth is. It's secure flash drive Barbie - You can't get a word in otherwise. It's compulsive-obsessive Barbie - Not a bit out of place.
Denger5 years ago
It's nice to see that Barbie has many opportunities in the tech field today.  Forty years ago, her head would have been in the oven.
Denger5 years ago
It's nice to see that Barbie has many opportunities in the tech field today.  Forty years ago, her head would have been in the oven.
kenbob5 years ago
Great instructable!

Ok, now somebody has to do the Ken doll... where should the usb stick out?...
wow I thought Ken and Barby broke up and Barby went for GI J o did I read the tabloid wrong and Barby was using GI Jo when ken was at the office . sleb dolls these days cant keep up with them any more  
What's really creepy is Ken was originally Barb's brother, til they found out little girls were marrying them anyway.  Then the story changed...
celebrity dolls What next. lol even Matell   wanted Barby to hook up with GI Jo thats why Ken was originally was Barby's brother. I think GI Jo would be better for her any ways,,,, All the Military benefits, medical and education package and the hazserd pay Jo would get much beter then the airline job she had. Sorry Jo Barby took up with her pasnsy brother Ken !   
Insest ... Fun for ALL the family ;-)
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