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Water Proof Maglight Usb Drive

Ever dropped you Flash Drive in a puddle walking to school, or dropped it in your morning coffee? You know I have! Today I will show you a fun way to water proof your pen drive. Its very simple and looks cool when finished! Be sure to look at the picture notes for important info.
 
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Step 3: Step 2 Notes

I want to go into details about some things in step 2.

Image 1: I'm not sure how many know this, but there is a spare bulb in the bottom of the light's cap. To get it all you must do is pull the spring off with pliers and the thing should fall out if tipped up side down.

Image 2: To get the "thing" out all you do is take a small flat head screw driver and pry them apart. There's is two parts to the "thing" one should fall out the back of the light. Save these.

Image 3: It you did what I said on image 2 you should have this!



Step 4: Prepare to glue!

Now you must prepare to glue everything together.
Get you battery, THING, and small piece of plastic.
The piece of plastic I used was a syringe cap from one of my dads needles (diabetic).
I had to trim it a bit, but we will get to that.
cornflaker5 years ago
This is pretty awesome, but all flash drives (unless there are some with a battery for some reason...) are waterproof. I have accidentally put both of mine through the wash and they didn't loose any data or get corrupted or anything (on multiple occasions too lol) just make sure there fully dry (on the inside) before you use them.
daedric (author)  cornflaker5 years ago
oh well, I enjoyed making it
or you can just inject the drive with rubber caulk or this one which is way funn
And it indeed does still look awesome and would be much stronger, I'm not saying that there is no point to this, just that imo you should call it "Ruggedized Maglite USB drive" and maybe change the waterproofing comments accordingly if you have the time. Btw is it very heavy? I would have thought that the torch body would have been to heavy to be supported by the USB connector but I seem to have been proved wrong...
daedric (author)  cornflaker5 years ago
Yea, you might be right. And yea its kinda heavy, if you need to hurt someone then here you go!
Haha gotta love maglites for that
so what is the AA batery for?
daedric (author)  commander13325 years ago
Its so you have a piston( pillar) to hold up the drive while you work, If you inject glue between the drive's sides then you maybe able to just take in out. Then you have room to fit other things like wires or something.
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