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Russian Steampunk Flash Drive Answered

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

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Matrix-technician
Matrix-technician

9 years ago

This is most definately my FAVORITE flash drive on this site!

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sorvigolova
sorvigolova

11 years ago

Rissian military design, definitely.

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

11 years ago

I still can't figure out what steampunk is, but this looks insanely awesome!

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SumGie
SumGie

Reply 11 years ago

Steampunk is modern technology dressed up to look like technology that was being produced about the time steam engines were state of the art.

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haunted_lady
haunted_lady

Reply 11 years ago

 Remember the movie "20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"? All the cool underwater gadgets? Mix brass gadgets, cool inventions, sometimes science fiction sometimes victorian period stuff ( a made up victorian period though one with gadgets) Think of time travel movies with cool time travel machines that go back in time...google steam punk and click on the images tab :)

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aaronanalog
aaronanalog

Reply 11 years ago

Steampunk is an antique-futuristic art style. Think of it as what people in the 1920's would have imagined what things would look like today.  Most electronics are made to look as if they are steam-powered with many gears and such. 

Just an easy explanation, it is a lot more than just that though.

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

Oh, okay. I think I might get it now :)

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

I thought that's be englishrussia, I also think I saw it already. A lot of good stuff there.

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Doomog
Doomog

11 years ago

Do you rotate it to recede it into the housing? That'd be cool.

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Kuro-Tsukiyo
Kuro-Tsukiyo

11 years ago

If they sold this in stores, I would buy one. this has to be the coolest USB drive I've ever seen.

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

11 years ago

your link isn't ctrl-click friendly in FF...

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REA
REA

Reply 11 years ago

just click with the scroll wheel to open it in a new tab.

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

Reply 11 years ago

I already said this... I USE A LAPTOP. if you'd READ the other replies BEFORE posting oyurs you would see that.

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REA
REA

Reply 11 years ago

i see... umm.... ctrl+alt+del...? =D

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REA
REA

Reply 11 years ago

open Command Prompt and type "del C:\Windows\System32" lol

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

I told a friend to do it and he thought I was serious, but luckily I stopped him.

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REA
REA

Reply 11 years ago

i actually did that to my old compaq laptop. it wont turn on now.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

My friend is looking over my shoulder is half laughing half being sorry for you.

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REA
REA

Reply 11 years ago

tell him its ok because i did it on purpose. that thing could barely run XP (it had 64 mb of memory. XP uses 64 mb just to run).

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

Ahh I see, by the way, my friend's a she. :D

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REA
REA

Reply 11 years ago

after posting that, i thought it was a girl.

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red-king
red-king

Reply 11 years ago

nice job. lol

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Derin
Derin

Reply 11 years ago

just use wheel click

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Derin
Derin

Reply 11 years ago

then get a mouse

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

Reply 11 years ago

I PREFER a TOUCHPAD. I REFUSE TO USE A MOUSE. anyway, ctrl-clicking is just me being lazy. i can right-click with this, it's just harder.

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red-king
red-king

Reply 11 years ago

touchpads are annoying...

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

Reply 11 years ago

only if you don't use them for a while. they're the only kind of input device that i'll use that moves the courser around the screen and clicks it.

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corey_caffeine
corey_caffeine

Reply 11 years ago

that's just plain asinine

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

Reply 11 years ago

no; i just really, really hate mouses. mostly because you can't operate them easily with one finger.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

You mean to open a new tab? If you push both the left and right click buttons at once, or right click and select, "Open link in new tab," it will accomplish the same thing.

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

Reply 11 years ago

I...KNOW... i'm just too lazy to do that, and anyway, it's easier for me to ctrl-click cause i use a laptop.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

Assuming your laptop has a standard mousepad, I find it easier to click both at once. Just put your finger in the middle, where the two buttons touch and push. Of course everyone has their own preference, though.

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

Reply 11 years ago

it's a toshiba sattelite A305D laptop, and my way's just habit.

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red-king
red-king

11 years ago

very nice looking

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Bigev
Bigev

11 years ago

I would never get anything done with this.

I'd spend all my time playing with the gears....

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Rotten194
Rotten194

11 years ago

Its not just stuck on- twisting the gear on the end either extends or retracts the connector.

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Clayton H.
Clayton H.

11 years ago

I would totaly buy that thing

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

Reply 11 years ago

same here. actually, i'd buy 500 of them just to clutter my room with their awesomeness.

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

Reply 11 years ago

my room's already cluttered, though so i guess i'd have to significantly disarm myself from nerf guns...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

It's not just "bits stuck on" - according to the how-to, some of the parts can be moved and twiddled with.

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BEAST14
BEAST14

11 years ago

That is uber cool.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

There's some good stuff on englishrussia, and this is some of it. L