Introduction: USB Flash Drive in IPod Shuffle

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In many places (mostly schools), iPods are not allowed (or at least you can't use them). But you can have a flash drive. So me, being the rebellious type I am, decided to trick them. I wanted it to look like I had an iPod, but in reality it was a flash drive. So, here's how I did it and how you can do it too.

Step 1: Materials

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- Ipod Shuffle (1st generation)
- Flash Drive
- Styrofoam

- Glue
- Utility Knife
- Kitchen Knife
- Small Paintbrush

Step 2: Open Up Your Electronics (iPod and Flash Drive)

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First, you have to open up your iPod and flashdrive. The flashdrive is the easier of the two, so I'll start with that. 

To open up the flash drive, pry your nail into the seam where the casing meets. The case should pop right off.

To open up your iPod shuffle, grab a utility knife. First, though, pry off the bar on the back that covers the green. Then, take off the cap, and then run your utility knife on the seam of the bottom of the iPod. Do this a bunch of times until it pops out. Then, grab a small paintbrush and push that through the headphone hole so the iPod innards come out. Carefully pull out the iPod electronics until you are left with just the case. There are a bunch of great videos on how to do this.

Step 3: Cut a Piece of Styrofoam

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Grab a small piece of Styrofoam. Whittle it down to a little smaller than your iPod, so that it fits inside snugly. Cut that in half. Put that in the iPod and push it to the back of the case.

Step 4: Glue

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Position the flash drive in the middle of the iPod case. Then, put a bunch of glue in it to hold it in place. Wipe off the excess. I used Elmer's Glue, but you can use a different type of glue.

Step 5: Finish and Be Rebellious!

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Once it's dry, you are done! Use it as a flash drive and as a fake iPod. You can even put headphones in it to complete the effect!


techboy411 (author)2013-01-05

512 MB! plenty for school( no (CENSORED))


an4rchyy (author)2011-08-02

iPod Shuffle of that generation already functions as a flash drive if set to do so...

splazem (author)an4rchyy2011-08-04

Right. This shuffle was dead though, so I just used the case.

fungus amungus (author)2011-08-02

It was a dead Shuffle? It could already be used as a flash drive if working.

splazem (author)fungus amungus2011-08-04

It was dead, so I just used the case.

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