USB Thumb Drive Zippo

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Introduction: USB Thumb Drive Zippo

Don't throw away that old Thumb Drive / Zippo! Recycle them into something cool!


This instructable is going to show you how to:

Find a good Deal on "zippo" lighters
modify Them to Fit a "stripped" thumb Drive
and how to strip a thumb drive

Step 1: Materials

You'll Need These 4 Things

Old zippo lighter destined for the trash
( if you just want to do this with a new one: http://www.dealextreme.com/)
usb Thumb Drive
Hot glue Gun
needle nose pliers
and:

Step 2: "strip" the Thumb Drive

This should be Pretty Easy. Just don't force it too Much, it will snap the drive itself.

Step 3: Mod the "zippo"

now it's time to mod the Zippo. Do what is pictured Below.

Step 4: Admire Your Work.

I know I have. and I know I will be Saving a Perfectly Good "zippo" from a Landfill. (ok, PART of a zippo.)

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    great mod! i built one to your specs but instead of using hot glue i used gripfill
    i stuck a 32 gb stick in.

    i have the same lighter and it sucks

    ha i have the same knife but with camo scales

    did u just have to deface a real zippo why not an imitation. sad face :-( cool idea tho

     haha that is an immatation :P it costs about $3 USD off dealextreme.com with free shipping

    o ok...
    then its kay
    XD

    Doesn't the hinge keep you from putting the drive all the way into a computer?

    awesome idea. only took about an hour to make. and the "click" is still there. thanks for the idea. and it works great without an extension usb cord

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    Nice! But if i might make a suggestion: take an exacto knife and cut all that extra hot melt glue so it will look more neat. sorry for the late reply, i haven't been on this site in A LONG time.

    good idea. thanks for the tip, and dont worry about the late. theres no late fees. ha ha