Introduction: USB Memory Steampunk

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Next I will teach you how to create a steampunk USB memory using an electronic bulb.

Step 1: To Create Our Steampunk USB Memory We Need a Radio Bulb or Old TV.

Consider the size of the light bulb, you can get the bulb from old appliances, even in old houses.

Step 2: Removing the Base of the Bulb.

Usually the bulbs have a plastic base that prevents the high voltage jump to other circuits when connected.

With a screwdriver and pointed tweezers remove the base terminals and remove the protective cap as shown in the pictures.

Step 3: Selecting the USB Memory.

Use a USB memory stick of your choice, it can be of any capacity, I use an 8GB USB memory.

With a flat screwdriver carefully open the USB memory, depending on the manufacturer's model is the design.

There should be no problem opening it.

Step 4: Open Inside the Bulb Without Breaking It.

With tweezers thin tipped or screwdrivers and with caution, open the bulb of the area where the base was.

Remember that bulbs are made of glass, preferably protective gloves.

Remove the glass so that the USB memory stick can enter the bulb.

Step 5: ​Inserting USB Memory Into the Bulb.

Once the glass has been removed, insert the USB memory, if necessary, open the hole a little more for deepen and the memory can enter.

Step 6: Replacing the Cover.

The USB memory goes insert perfectly in the bulb and as I said before, depending on the manufacturer is the size of the USB memory.

Now, proceed to put the lid of the bulb, I recommend using dremel to drill the lid carefully and do not break it.

The USB memory must be as shown in one of the images.

Step 7: Connecting an LED to Our USB Memory.

Now we will proceed to connect an LED to our USB memory, I use an orange LED, but you can put a LED of the desired color.

I recommend connecting a resistor of 100 ohms of 1/4 watt, some people recommend using resistors of 68 or 150 ohms, in my opinion 100 ohms are perfect.

Do not forget to insulate the LED with thermofil or tape, as otherwise it would produce a short and would damage the LED and the port or the equipment to which it would connect.

Step 8: Sealing the USB Memory Inside the Bulb.

With plastic sealant like Plasti Loca, seal the USB memory inside the bulb. I recommend previously to make a diagnosis of how the memory will be working internally.

Be sure to seal the contour and place the bulb cap in place, if necessary, put some sealant on the lid and close the bulb perfectly, wait for it to dry and if you like it, paint the sealant the same color.

Step 9: ​Final Test: Definitive Operation.

Some bulbs because of their antiquity have oxide on the metal, can use a metal cleaner as paste or liquids and at the end put aluminum tape for high temperatures, in order not to see the oxide.

Connect the USB memory to any computer and you're done!

We have a steampunk USB memory.

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