Mini Rubber Duck USB

5,634

10

11

Introduction: Mini Rubber Duck USB

Turn a miniature rubber duck and a normal usb into a cute chimera.

To begin you will need....

-1 mini rubber duck(I got mine from a duck family pack at cvs)
*I found this store via google but haven't tested it out yet
-1 usb of any size
-1 exacto knife
-enough "glue" to fill the duck

This was a fundraiser idea for UST Engineering Club.

Step 1: Take Apart the USB

This step is pretty simple, Using a small flat-head screw driver or any other prying device, remove the plastic casing from the flash drive.

Step 2: Cut the Duck

Make an incision at the back (front would work too) of the duck just big enough to slide the flash in.

Step 3: Cement the Flash Inside

Now this step is the part I am having trouble with,unless you glue the flash in somehow it'll just slide out when you yank the duck out of the usb port.

I used "instant" super glue and that was a mess because apparently hours qualify as instant.

Anyone know of an electronic safe fixative that'll work better than super glue?

Step 4: Plug It In

After it's dried all that's left is plugging it in.

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Make it Real Student Design Challenge #3

      Make it Real Student Design Challenge #3
    • Toys & Games Contest

      Toys & Games Contest
    • Furniture Contest

      Furniture Contest

    11 Comments

    0
    fuzzjp
    fuzzjp

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I'm having a TON of difficulty: 1- Finding a rubber duck and 2- Deciphering what size duck you used. PLEASE HELP!!!

    0
    kingjacob
    kingjacob

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I got this one from cvs and it is 3cm long. Pricehot.com has alot of mini rubber ducks but I couldnt tell you the exact dimensions of those ones.

    0
    fuzzjp
    fuzzjp

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks :) too bad all online things have shipping costs of $5 or more unless I buy in bulk -_-

    0
    N1CK4ND0
    N1CK4ND0

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice, you could do this with a LED and a watch battery too. Just a suggestion.

    0
    kingjacob
    kingjacob

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Yep, you could. The point of this build though was more to make the USB stick look better than make the duck light up :)