Step 1: What You Need
You will also need:
• A glue gun
• Small pliers
• A screwdriver or pocket knife
• Some ethyl alcohol for cleaning
Step 2: Disembowelling the Memory Stick
It depends on the model of your memory stick how you have to open it. In my case I just pulled the back cap off and removed the circuit board through the back opening. You may have to use a knife to crack open the plastic case at the seams.
You may also go shopping for the lipstick with the circuit board to make sure it fits well.
Step 3: Preparing the Lipstick, Part 1
If you are going for the "twist out" option with a short memory stick:
Clean off the remaining grease with ethyl alcohol and a tissue.
Skip the next step!
If you are going for a fixed memory stick (like I did):
Just continue to the next step.
Step 4: Preparing the Lipstick, Part 2
If you have a large memory stick, like I did, it may not fit into the lipstick right now.
Remove the turning part with a screwdriver or a pocket knife. Remove the chrome tube to get to the innards and remove these with pliers, if necessary. I had to remove almost all the plastic interior until I had enough room for the memory stick I used.
Step 5: Placing the Circuit Board
Put the memory stick in place and reassemble the lipstick, if necessary. Do not put on the cap. Now compare with another memory stick how far the USB connector has to stand out and adjust the position accordingly.
Fix the circuit board in place with a few drops of fast drying glue.
Step 6: Fixing the Circuit Board
The temperature of the hot glue should not be high enough to damage the board or the circuits, but I decided to fill it up in smaller steps to let it cool off faster.
When you are going for the twist-out option, be careful not to immobilize the moving part.
Cut off excess drops with a knife to smooth out the surface, if necessary.
Step 7: Final Assembly
If you glued the board into the chrome tube, like me, you have to glue the tube back in to the lipstick's bottom part with hot glue.
Congratulations, you are done!
Test the memory stick with your computer, wrap up nicely in gift paper, and give a present that never forgets.