With sliding USB stick action!

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Step 1: Supplies

Items of most definite use:

  • USB stick
  • Cassette tape
  • Toothpicks
  • Glue (Hot or Super)

Tools used:
  • Dremel
  • Screwdriver
  • File

Step 4: Making a Little Window!

Grab the other half of your cassette, and measure out a little window to cut from it for your USB stick to slide in and out. Use your Dremel, or rotary tool, to cut it out, and use a file to make the edges appealingly smooth. :D
whatsisface6 years ago
bumpus (author)  whatsisface6 years ago
:O Awesome! Thanks for the update WSF!
Please, call me 'face.

I always wanted to say something like that.
bumpus (author)  whatsisface6 years ago
Why 'Face, what an excellent name! I'll see you around -ibles then 'Face. :-)
Wasagi bumpus5 years ago
 I was going to say that too! It made it in the magazine too! The April I belive, the one with a blackhawk on the cover. 

I knew I saw it on instructables!
lolcat3606 years ago
It would be neat if you could write music onto a cassette with a usb flash drive
aqwiz lolcat3605 years ago
better still take apart a casette deck adaptor for a cd player/other devices and build a usb mp3 player into that, then just push play, and stick it in your cassette deck, hours of tunes on a single cassette, and no crap quality either!
andrew1015 years ago
yes and this is practical huh?
REA5 years ago
i had a USB floppy. but i forgot it in my pants pocket so it melted.
crapflinger6 years ago
it would be better if you hid the sliding bit more...instead of having a huge hole in the side of the case
bumpus (author)  crapflinger6 years ago
True, but it is functional..
true....but form shouldn't be sacrificed for function in a "non essential" item
bumpus (author)  crapflinger6 years ago
you could cut a small slot in the top big enoh for a toothpic instead of on the side, and glue a toothpic to the back of the USB drive and have the toothpic come out the top so you could just push the toothpic.
Labot20016 years ago
bumpus (author)  Labot20016 years ago
Just b/c mine is better.. :D
Alright, I'll give you that... Mine is crappy lol I put it together in like 10 minutes.
bumpus (author)  Labot20016 years ago
Thats how long it took me...
I meant five. And I wasn't using proper tools, either.
=SMART= bumpus6 years ago
ouch! lol
whatsisface6 years ago
I did this last year but never bothered documenting it. I made mine so the USB was hidden until you turn one of the spindles, and then it popped out.
bumpus (author)  whatsisface6 years ago
:P You should have posted it.
Gjdj36 years ago
Sweet! That looks really cool. I have a whole bunch of old tapes I could do this with. 5 stars and favorited.
bumpus (author)  Gjdj36 years ago
Thanks Joe! :D