- 7-port D-Link USB hub
- 7 one-foot USB extension cables
- 10-foot roll of 9-gauge armature wire
- black fabric (not shown)
Step 2: Hook Up Six USB cables
Easiest. Step. Ever.
Step 3: Wiring it Up
Cut three three-foot pieces of armature wire, bundle them up, and twist them together in the middle. They should stay together and it doesn't matter if they can slightly move around or rattle. A bit of duct tape (the first of many) will take care of that when they're wrapped up.
Step 4: Bend Pieces Back
From each end, find the longest piece of wire and bend it backwards. Now, at the middle of the duct-taped area, bend them out at a right angle. Repeat for the other side and you now have three pairs of legs.
Duct tape these new pieces down for good measure.
Step 5: Attaching the USB
Bring together the USB squid from before and merge it with the armature wire. If you did this right, each bit of armature wire should be a little longer than its USB cable. Now duct tape them all together.
Step 6: Pose-tastic
You should now be able to create all sorts of poses with this setup. Go ahead and take a break and have some fun with it.
Step 7: Lucky Number Seven
That seventh port shouldn't go unused. With a USB extension cable, or any other spare USB cable, make some eyes.
Snip the cable to get to the tasty red and black wires inside. Solder a resistor to a couple of LEDs and HEY!, we have some lights.