DIY weather proof and waterproof drive. Perfect for Camping, Hiking, and Rafting or other occasions!
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Step 1: Matierials, Tools, Disclaimer
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU, YOUR DATA OR ANY OTHER ACTIONS OF INJURIES YOU SUSTAIN BECAUSE OF THIS INSTRUCTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!
Tools for this project are pretty simply:
Hot glue gun
2 3/4" pipe hose adaptors
1 2" piece of 3/4" pipe
1 Naked flash drive
Total Cost of project: 15$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comparable drive:45$ http://www.amazon.com/Centon-DSW16GB-001-Waterproof-Flash-Drive/dp/B0015UR188/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1238439882&sr=1-9
Step 2: Case Assembly
Take your hot glue gun and fill the holes of the hose barb fittings with a generous amount of hot glue as seen in picture 2. Do not skimp on the hot glue here you will regret it if you drop the drive in water. Take the hose barbs and cover the inside with glue like in picture 5. Then while the glue is still hot screw in the pipe this will ensure a safe seal.
P.S. I did not do this but if you want to be paranoid you can cover the main pipe with teflon tape just to be sure.
Step 3: Flash Drive Preparation
To prepare the flash drive for the casing you will need to take the naked flash drive and insert it into your computer. Then using your sharpie, mark as clode to the flash drive's tip as you can like in picture 1 and 2. Get your hot glue gun and cover all of the contacts on the flash drive with hot glue as seen in picture 3.
Step 4: Final Assembly
Insert the drive into one of the ends of the pipe, making sure to keep the marked portion of the flash drive outside the end of the pipe as seen in picture 1. But not too far that the barb cannot screw on fully. Apply at least 2 full sticks of hot glue into the pipe as seen in picture 2. There is no overkill, the more glue the drive is covered in, the less chance of it coming loose. Now Screw on the pipe barb as tightly as you can. You now have a weatherproof, waterproof flash drive!!!!
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