Altoids Can Flash Drive Safety Case.

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I enjoy having my flash drive in my backpack at school just incase I need to pull work off a computer and bring it home to work on it. But I don't like knowing that random people at my school will all of a suddon treat your backpack like a football, and begin kicking and/or tossing it around class, or the gym.

So, for some extra flash drive security at my school, I made myself an Altoids flash drive safety case.

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Step 1: Supplies and Proceedure.

For this very small and easy project you'll need:

1. One altoids can
2. Some sort of padding to go in altoids can
3. Exacto knife or something of the likes...

Cut your padding to fit snug into the altoids can. I used 1/2 inch thick closed cell foam padding. Don't know where I got the stuff, but I got it. It's really resiliant, and pretty tuff.

After you've got the padding fitting right in the can, use your exacto knife to cut a hollowish spot for your flash drive. This will keep it dancing around in the altoids can. It should fit snugly into the space that you make.

Step 2: You're Done.

I know this has been a relativley short instructable, but there's not much you can say about, "Cut foam to fit container, put flashdrive in container with foam".

I'm gonna take the paint off and make it not look like an altoids can so that one of my friends opens it looking for altoids and finds my flash drive. I might even put some kind of coolio latch on it.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    ohh i thought you were joking... r u considered a fatty, cause thats the only reason you would say something that dumb.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Great Idea mate, I suggest adding a small layer of protection on the lid aswell, on the inside, some layers of duct tape, to keep it snug, and also, seal the outside edges with hot glue, on high heat, and use a small stick (popsicle) to make sure it doesn't shut it. Water is dangerous, even though USB flash drives don't have any electricales, so getting them wet, and letting them AIR DRY for a couple days is fine, and doesn't affect it, just not a good idea.

    I think I got it at Wal-mart once for about 13 bucks, There were about 200 of them in a big discount box. Hope that helps, and thanks for the comment


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I was going to do this with my old briefcase and extra foam laying around and make it for a snickers candy bar. I would take it to school and trick everyone until I opened it.


    11 years ago on Step 1

    you should also put a thin layer of foam in the lid so it doesn't hit the top but this is simple and convenient I like it