EDIT: I found a flash drive, and it doesn't work. I plugged it into my computer, nothing. I plugged it into a laptop, and it said that there was a power surge in the usb device. Any ideas?
Topic by Aar000n3y | last reply
These flash drives by Shu-Chun Hsiao are serious. The drives are encased in concrete and are embossed with the weight of each one, a number that correlates with the flash drive's capacity. I love the idea, but 256g sticking out the front of my desktop is just going to destroy itself. P.S. This would make a great entry for the upcoming USB Contest Concrete Memory, Get Totally Cemented via TechEBlog
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Hi everyone, I have a friend who have helped me to attach some components on the chip of the flash drive to make it possible to select some LEDs to lid. So with this new components I'm going to make a software that changes 4 LEDs in the flash drive. This software that I'm going to develope is going to be on the flash-drive and not on the computer, and when I press a button "turn on green" or something similar the green light should led. Now to my question. What programming language should I use, and how do I make it possible to "talk" to the leds? Hope anyone can help me with this, Thanks in advance xddx
Topic by xddx | last reply
Hey I was looking for a broken ipod mini the other day so I could get a new case for mine, and I noticed that many of them still have working hard drives. That's when it hit me. I was thinking, why let all that space go to waste, when you pay $80 at the store for just a 2 gig flash drive. Would it be possible to make a flash drive from the hard drive in the ipod? At first I was just going to wire the drive to a USB port, but I'm thinking that may not work. Does anybody out there know more about how flash drives work? I think I have a good idea, now I'm counting on your imput!
Topic by Ducky_2010 | last reply
I've seen some flash drive players through a boombox... where you stick the flash drive and it plays the music files in it. i was looking for something like that but instead of boom boxes , i could change the output or speaker device to use... for example id like a portable speaker or a headphone.
Topic by tanamaze
I have an 8GB Kingston Data Traveler G3 that my computer, operating on windows 7,refuses to recognize. The Auto-play option doesn't start when it is plugged in nor does it show up in any of the available drives in My Computer. I've tried to assign it a new drive letter through Disk Management but it doesn't show up there either. Can anyone explain what might be the problem and how i can fix it? Thanks.
Question by jshhndsd91 | last reply
I have a 16 gigabyte flash drive that's relatively empty (13.7GB free space), and I was trying to put a 5 gigabyte .ISO file onto it. However, when I try to copy the file to the flash drive, I get an error saying there is not enough space to put the file on the flash drive. I know this is not true because I have over 13 gigs of free space. Is there any reason for this weird error and is there any fix? This is kinda important.
Topic by DJ Radio | last reply
- then once i enter it i get acces to my files. Does such a program exist thanks-Drew i need this program to not need admin rights like true crypt does.
Question by dtoma | last reply
I'm sure anyone familliar with U3 knows it brings up a menu, my regular flash drive works, because i can skip installing the software, but my U3 won't, and i can't acces it because of this. I have tried almost all of the admin hacks, is there another way to do it?
Question by XOIIO | last reply
I have a 6 month old Kingston DataTraveler 32Gb USB drive which is suddenly not being recognized in my iMac Finder. There has been no abuse whatsoever to the drive, and the best the Kingston tech people can say is that it might me the 'controller' since the green activity light comes on sporadically. I've been quoted $hundreds to rescue my data. Kingston (kindly) will replace it for free. Help, Mileman
Question by Mileman2010 | last reply
Here's a nice flash drive mod which seems to be accomplished by sticking ye olde standard flash drive inside a lot of other metal bits. OK, that sounds simple, but the results are quite nice. Check the link below for lots of build shots.Link via bbgadgets
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I have an idea for a project but im not sure where to start. I want to make a device with two USB ports. You insert a flash drive into one and your android phone in the other and then you press a button and files from the flash drive are transfered to your phone. To start I want to know if there are any chips or micro controllers that anyone knows of that can be used for this. I know that there is a device called a syncbox (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/415491-REG/Macally_SYNCBOX.html) that copies files from one flash drive to another. But i dont think it works for phones. If anybody can help me with this project I would greatly appreciate it.
Question by iamphantom | last reply
I am making an LED Cube with a flash drive built into it, one for my friend (birthday coming up) and one for myself. I was thinking about having 8 LEDs in it to sufficiently light the cube up. LED - http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Round-5MM-Ultra-Bright-Red-Led-6-000-Mcd-USA-Seller-FAST-/281134922484?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item4174f27af4 I wanted to rig it up so that the LEDs were powered by the USB, but then I thought that it may not supply to enough power to power the LEDs and the flash drive at once. Would the 5V current of the USB port be able to power both the flash drive and LEDs (if so how would I connect them?) or should I use a separate power supply (battery with a switch)?
Topic by Brinith | last reply
All of last night I drilled, filed, hollowed and glued togeather my flash drive car. I come on instructables to post it, but apparently I'm too late. Looking back, a plastic car might have been easier... anyways, heres a pic of mine, its a little banged up, but I like it:
Topic by sumplesnoob | last reply
I have no idea how to make this, but i thought it would be cool if, instead of erasing music from your mp3 player to put more on you could just take a storage bit off and put a new one on. In essance there would be two parts to the player. A storage device (in this case a flash drive) and a audio player. Any ideas?
Topic by jameso | last reply
I am looking for a tester to use to test USB Flash Drives. I found a cool USB port tester on instructables, but I need something that would test the hardware functionality of a USB Flash Drive not the USB port. I am not sure if I am saying this correctly, but reading about the functionality of USB Flash Drives, it appears to be a fuse on the circuit board. I don't know if all drives have one. Many of the videos I watched on YouTube require taking apart the drive and jumping the fuse to see if this is the problem. I thought if there was a way to test to see if the circuit (I am not sure if I am describing this correctly.) was completing then it would not initially require someone to take it apart. Looking into this a little further, I see there are four leads on a USB. It looks like from what I read that lead 1 [+5 VDC] and lead 4 [ground]. Are these the two leads which should show a completed circuit via a tester? You probably have already figured out by now that I have no knowledge of electronics. Thanks for your help.
Topic by epodowski | last reply
Help!!! Today I had my flash drive with me and was working on some school projects. It worked fine in the morning. Though later I was messing with Batch and saved them to the drive root. Now when I plug it in windows waits for about a min. then says that new hardware was found. When it's done it says that the device is malfunctioned. I don't know what to do or if that batch file is even the problem. If it is I think that it changed the devices properties into making windows think it is bootable. I have plugged it into my Linux machine but still no dice. It won't even come up there. Oh, and I can't reformat it because it's in a way not there. I really need those files for school any way to get them back would be great. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Topic by Rockerx | last reply
I've been searching the web for a tutorial on how to mod a rubber ducky or, preferably, a Devil Ducky to hold a flash drive. There was a lot of chatter about a website at freshlysqueezedflash.com but it and its tutorials are now defunct. Anyone have any suggestions?
Topic by bcr8ve | last reply
I have a flash drive with some talking books on it. How do I download it to my music so I can get it to i-tunes.
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The premise- The school gave us USB flash drives that have special software in them as a test drive. The software will automatically open when plugged into a computer. I want to transfer all the files in that drive to an Ativia flash drive for 2 reasons: 1- The Ativia drive has more memory2- I will have to give the flash drive back later onI have tried simply dragging and dropping all the files, but this does not work. One thing I have noticed is that the USB drive the school gave us was read as 2 separate drives: Drives J and K. That should help some. In case you are wondering, the flash drives the school gave us are the blue and green bracelets in that picture.Thanks for your help!
Question by DJ Radio | last reply
Now when I try to save files to the drive I get a write-protect error.
Question by rblanton | last reply
I was wondering whether if i was to take a normal flash drive, and take out the gps reciever from a tomtom lets say, would i be able to integrate the two together and have the flash drive use the gps in order to locate the device??
Question by mukz | last reply
The case is transparent green. There is a clip like thing i found but i don't know how to get the case off. I do not wish to damage the case so I wont use drills or stuff like that.
Question by Rikasu | last reply
Is there an existing instructable teaching how to do something like this:It's a usb drive, but looks like a broken USB cable. I saw that on eBay. :)Help! Thanks :D
Topic by erikboi | last reply
Can i drive a camera flash tube by connecting it to a capacitor directly .
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I was thinking of making a simple chip flash drive by taking apart my Cruzer and using some hot glue to mold two casino chips together, with the chip in the middle. My friend did this with a (one) lego block, but this is a little different. I wanted to take this idea to you guys, just so I could make sure it's a good one. Think I should try it out?
Topic by SkyeHawc | last reply
I want to know if you can store code and scripts on a flash drive and have the flash drive connected to a microcontroller and have the microcontroller load the code.
Question by the pro | last reply
Does anyone know how to take a regular USB thumb drive, and convert it into a mini one? I am on a laptop and would not like to have a long stick coming out of it so that if i hit it by accident it will break off....so i was curious to see if i could unsolder the USB plug-in and take the board so that it would be cut off just enough to make a mini USB? Yes, I do know that i can just buy one....but whats instructables without DIY? :D Thanks all! :)
Question by Darkshot | last reply
Everybody loves their flash drive, and most people keep them on their keys (or if you're really cool, on a lanyard around your neck with some kind of card identifying you as a professional geek). A few months ago I bought a little 4gb Lexar Firefly, and I love it. It's tiny and holds lots of information. As you can see in the picture, the hole where you attach a keyring is in the lid, not on the body of the drive. This cuts down on the drive's size, but means that the drive might fall out of the lid, or get forgotten and left behind. Naturally, this happened after not 3 months of ownership. After a while I lamented ever finding my trusty drive, and tossed the little clear plastic cap. However, lo and behold, I did find my little USB drive a long time later--Bbt now I have no way to attach it to my keys! Does anybody have some ideas for a key-attachment mod for my little firefly? I'd like to avoid adding any kind of bulky casing, but I will if it means not having to drop $25 on a new one.
Topic by thepeacefish | last reply
I need to do the following: 1.) Partition the 2GB flash drive into 1 1GB, and 2 512MB's 2.) Burn a bootable ISO (Auditor) onto the 1 GB 3.) Burn another bootable ISO (OPHCRACK-XP) onto one of the 512's 4.) Burn another bootable ISO (OPHCRACK-VISTA) onto the other 512. 5.) Have the little bugger acutally WORK Thanks a lot guys -- J0n@$
Question by iBurn | last reply
For a while, I've been trying to figure out a way to run Linux without taking up a lot of hard drive space or deleting my Windows installation. Is it possible to install a virtual machine on a flash drive or USB drive and run it on one computer? Please help! Thank you!
Question by megakacktus | last reply
Hey everyone, I want to know how I can install CADSOFT Eagle on a flash drive, because I cannot use it at school, because I have to install it on every machine I use it on, because it puts a file in the registry and will not run without it. Anybody have any ideas on how I can do this without getting it installed on every machine?Thanks!
Topic by thermoelectric | last reply
Hello there. I just broke my 16GB Strontium Pollex drive and I'm left with nothing but the circuit board (Pics below). It doesn't fit into the USB port (too small, push up=on, remove support=off) smugly, and well, this is my only 4GB+ flash drive (I have another broken 1GB one, but at least it doesn't wobble around in the port). What do I do with this to make it usable again?
Topic by NSDCars5 | last reply
Hi im gonna make a flash drive with an altoids tin for the case but with a few modifications.
Question by altoids32 | last reply
I am working on a DIY thumb drive. I want one Flash drive sticking out each end of this casing. The two circuit boards will be nearly touching, nested, one on top of the other in opposite directions. Should I be concerned, should I put something between them?
Topic by benjaminleebates | last reply
A pile of flash drives I gathered inspired me to ask this question. I know you can connect an MMC card to USB socket using a simple adapter. But is it possible to make an "inverted" adapter, that would allow me to use a flash drive as MMC card for my camera? I guess it wouldn't be as simple as etching a MMC-shaped PCB and wiring it to an USB socket, and almost certainly it would require some advanced electronics... The next issue I worry about is writing speed of a pendrive. Would it be sufficient for a camcorder? I was unable to find any ready solution of this problem and I find it strange that nobody has tried it before...
Question by Kapcaniew | last reply
Do any one Know how to do it? i search on the internet but i can't find any Description on how to do it.
Question by matokage | last reply