Intro: Broken USB Cable Flash Drive
I saw a broken USB cable that was really a flash drive for sale on Thinkgeek.com, and I thought, hay, I can make that! So I did, and here's how you do it.
Step 1: Things You Will Need.
Well, its little obvious, you need a crappy flash drive that you don't care about, and a broken USB cable. You also need a dremel or cutter thingy of some kind, and some hot glue. Here is a list if you didn't catch that.
1 crappy flash drive
1 USB cable
1 Dremel or cutter thingy
1 Hot glue gun
Ok! Lets get started!
Step 2: The USB Cable
This step is really easy, all you have to do it cut the Cable to the length that you want it at. After you do that, strip the wire, you don't really have to have a wire stripper, but it's damn helpful. After you strip the wire, you will see that the inner wires are covered in a sort of tin mesh. Just peal this off and cut it, then spread out the wires to look all nice.
Step 3: Cut Open the USB Cable
This is a very easy step, just cut open the head of the usb cable, and then cut the actual connecter off. The last thing to do is to hot glue the cable in the inside of the hallow head.
Step 4: Open the Flash Drive
Well, this step varies in hardness (I think that's a word) depending on the type of flash drive you have. Mine was really easy, I just took my cutty thingy (saw) and cut it open.
WARNING: DO NOT USE SAW TO CUT OPEN FLASH DRIVE, I WAS BEING STUIPD (but what works works...)
Note: Be sure to plug it into your computer after you have taken it out to test that it still works!
Step 5: Stick This in That
Almost done! Now you just have to stick the flash drive into the hallow USB head. Sounds easy, but it's not. It took a fair bit of cutting with my dremal before it would fit. I also used a fair amount of hot glue to keep in in the head.
Step 6: All Done!
Good job! You are done! Now just plug it into your computer to see if it still works >.<