Geek Bling

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Introduction: Geek Bling

I already made this a while ago, so no disassembly pictures.
I had a 4gb "flash" drive a while back and like most small things, I lost it. It was several months before it was found under some couch cushions, needless to say it wouldn't work. I pondered what to do with it for a while, and then an idea struck me, be gangster.

Step 1: Cracking

Needed: pliars, a thin and stiff blade of some sort, small scissors, a drill, a small drill bit, and small phillips/torx bits

First, take the ill-fated drive apart as gently as you can, easing the plastic open slowly untill the case starts to really pop off. Now take the drive out gently (you dont want a dented drive) cut all data and power attachments on the drive as close to the drive as you can. Now you take the screwdriver of choice and remove all visible and hidden screws.

Step 2: Blingification

Once you have the drives guts exposed, the fun can begin. look for the best place to drill a small hole to stick a jumper ring in or a necklace chain through. Drill the hole and test fit your chain.

If all went well, you now have some extrodinarily geeky bling you can show off to your nerd buddies or give as a geeky gift. Have fun!

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    mayan guitarist

    What exactly did you salvage that from. Im looking to make one and i dont know what i should break.

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    The Ideanator
    The Ideanator

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I got it from an older "flash" drive, it wasn't actually flash based obviously. You might try some larger and/or older Ipods, they have the potential for drives due to the sheer size.

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    zack247
    zack247

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    what? that was a "flash" drive? i thought maybe it was from an ipod, almost all of the ipods have "microdrives" even the new ipod touches, i thought that is what that was from...

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    The Ideanator
    The Ideanator

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Nope. I have never opened one up or actually owned an one. and I have very little contact with em anyway.

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    The Ideanator
    The Ideanator

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    No, its difficult doing much of anything at that size, and they would be too small to do much with anyway.

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    [Insert my name here]
    [Insert my name here]

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome, thanks. I just bought 12 ipod hard drives on ebay :) Those will work, right?

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    The Ideanator
    The Ideanator

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Theoretically they should, they are tiny. Are you going to sell them?

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    pmn9393
    pmn9393

    10 years ago on Step 2

    I really would like to know what kind of "flash" drive that was, because i have some ideas like this that would be awesome.

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    The Ideanator
    The Ideanator

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Midgetable knows where to get some, I however, haven't found any but that one.

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    ndinitz
    ndinitz

    10 years ago on Introduction

     This is really cool!

    you should take a look at my RAM module Key Fob Here.

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    The Ideanator
    The Ideanator

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    A shameless ploy on your part to get a view, I like it. I saw your ible a while back and have been wanting to do it(Ive got bags of ram laying around just begging for recycling)

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    Midgetable
    Midgetable

    10 years ago on Introduction

    OMG ive been looking for days ive finnaly found them, theres a 1.8 inch version in every ipod! saw 1 at the hock shop today im gonna buy it tomorrow and smash it to bits....i mean carfully disassemble it. keep an eye out for the instructable! thanks for the inspiration Ideanator ill be sure to give you a mention as the forefather of geek bling. ohh a steampunk version would be sooo cool! cheers midget-able

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    XOIIO
    XOIIO

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Not bad, but why did you say "do not dissasembly pictures"?

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    Midgetable
    Midgetable

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    i pretty sure "I already made this a while ago, do no disassembly pictures" is supposed to say.... I already made this a while ago, SO no disassembly pictures!

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    The Ideanator
    The Ideanator

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I said that because this was made a long time before the contest and i didn't take pictures while making it.

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    Midgetable
    Midgetable

    10 years ago on Introduction

    can you make it spin? if you could make it spin, cover the disk in diamontes, i think youd be onto a winner  "fo' shizzle ma' nizzle"

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    The Ideanator
    The Ideanator

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It wouldn't be too difficult to do that, but for that I'd use a laptop hard drive because its slightly bigger and could hold batteries pretty easily and hold more diamonds/cut glass.

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    dudejetfighter
    dudejetfighter

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     you couldn't find a spot to hot glue a coin cell battery or something! cuz damn that would be epic if it spun.