USB Cord Bracelet / Anti-tangling

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Introduction: USB Cord Bracelet / Anti-tangling

About: Cosplayer and artist, i also enjoy making neat stuff out of Legos. You can follow me on Twitter (@TheMagicalMark) to check out more of my artwork.

This will show you how to make a bracelet out of a 3-foot USB cord.

It will fit a 6-7 inch wrist nicely, if you have a smaller wrist you can use a smaller cord.

You can also use this to keep any cords or wires from tangling (steps 1-8) it also shortens it to about 4th of it's original size.

Step 1: The Chain Knot

The method used is called a "chain knot" which i'll use in these instructions.

To begin make a small loop near one of the USB heads.

Step 2:

Form the part above the loop into an small arch as shown.

Step 3:

Push the arch through the loop.

Step 4:

Now tighten, make sure its as tight as you can get it!

You should have a loop coming out of the old loop.

Step 5:

Now, like before, make an arch with the cord as shown.

Step 6:

And push the arch through the loop.

Then tighten.

Repeat this about 8-9 more times and move to next step.

Remember, as it goes on you'll keep making arches and putting them through the loops. You'll pretty much be repeating steps 1-7.

Step 7:

When finished "linking" it should look something like this.

Step 8:

Step 9: Make the Bracelet

Loosen the other end. (see image)

Step 10:

You'll be doing this next part on your wrist, but you can wriggle it on later if you want.

Put the opposite head through the loosened end.

Step 11:

Tighten the end you put the head through.

Step 12:

now put the other head through the other loosened end (You should have left it loose on step 8. )

Step 13:

...And tighten.

Step 14: Finish

Now your done! Wear it, give it, use it, enjoy!

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    No, if you undo it it will be slightly out of shape, but the functions won't be affected.

    WHAT! THE PING PONG BALLS DON'T GET STUCK!

    You have never heard that the little electric thing are represented by ping-pong balls in all of the fourth grade and down textbooks and videos about electricity.

    sorry. meant to say it must be a Missouri thing

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    just a bit of fyi, the chain knot is a fantastic way to store extension cords, too.

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