Action Man (G.I. Joe) USB Stick




Introduction: Action Man (G.I. Joe) USB Stick

About: I fly fixed wing, flex wing and rotary aircraft. Love designing and making in wood, metal and plastics. Currently building a cyclekart and researching a history PhD on the democratisation of flight.

Inspired by the lego usb, I searched around for a suitable toy to use as the basis of a customised usb stick of my own and remembered that I had the head of an Action Man, tragically removed years ago.

It seemed eminently suitable.

Step 1: Deconstruct Actionman Head

This particular head came with moving"Eagle" eyes which I hoped to retain. I removed the head-connecting plug, which revealed the mechanism for the eyes....basically a drum with connections around its that the inside of the drum will retain a usb chip board quite easily...snugly in my case.

I sliced the top of the head plug off, widened it with a file to accommodate the usb end, pushed the usb through it and then inserted the plug back in the neck aperture.

Step 2: Press Not Glue

I didn't glue the plug into place, as this would have meant that the eye mechanism would not have worked any more. The lever on the back of the head still makes the eyes scan.

Step 3: Actions Stations!

The Action Man usb is complete.

It is by no means elegantly finished.....May need some refinement (as there is a danger of dust getting in just now)...but in essence it is done....and I just checked, the process hasn't affected the stored files at all.

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    ...just had another idea yesterday....would be even better if you could put LEDs behind the eyes so it glows, now that would be neat


    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    definitely a thought!

    Might be over-kill


    13 years ago on Introduction

    Great minds think alike!

    Here's my barbie head USB I made a while ago.

    barbie usb 002.jpg

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    hahaha brilliant

    we should introduce them!


    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Thought I'd remove my last comment - probably bad taste

    Wasn't sure what you meant by your quote, explosivemaker, until I looked that up on Google (We don't have that ad in the UK)

    See what you mean :)