Duct Tape Usb Stick/thumb Drive Holder/wallet




This instructable is on how to make a duct tape holder/wallet for your usb stick/thumb drive! After you make this, all you usb sticks/thumb drives will be in one spot! This is my first instructable. :) ENJOY! (and please vote for me if you like it! :D)

UPDATE! I added a little spot for my Blutooth dongle I bought. I don't have instructions right now, but you just add a smaller pocket in between the bigger pockets.

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Step 1: Materials

for the materials, you will need:
-duct tape
-tape measure or ruler(handy, but optional)
-and, of coarse, usb sticks/thumb drives! (fun stuff)

Step 2: Make One Big Slab-o-duct Tape! :)

Ok, to get started,  we will need to make the slab-o-duct tape! :D(can you tell? I like smiles!).
-First, pull two foot long duct tape pieces from the role,cut em, and lay them side by side on the table(fig #1 & #2).
-Then, pull another strip of duct tape about 2 inches longer than the other two duct tapes(the extra length will hold the slab in place for now), and lay it on the other two duct tapes(fig #3 & #4).
-After, cut one more foot long piece, cut it in half all the way down, and place each piece over one of the ends(fig #5, #6 & #7). 
-Lastly, lift it from the table, and trim all the edges(you can throw the clippings away, unless you want to keep them :P) (fig #8 & #9).

Step 3: Add Pockets

Now, we will make the pockets!(hence the name! :P)
-First, you need to decide how big you want it, then trim it to that size(I suggest that you leave a 1 inch gap between were you want it to fold, so that it folds easier).  And decide what type of layout to use.  Fig #1 shows how big I decided it to be, and my layout.
-Now, for the pockets.  First, cut two strips of duct tape a little longer then the usb stick/thumb drive, and put them face down on the wallet/holder.  I can't really explain this well, so look to the picture for reference(fig #2).  Then, fold the pieces of duct tape over and stick them together on them selfs to create the general shape of the pocket(I had to trim mine)(fig #3).  After, put a piece of duct tape over the pocket to make it look neat(I put two on mine)(fig #4 & #5).
-Now, continue to make the pockets where you want them to be!  Then you will be almost done! :D(fig #6)

Step 4: Finishing Up!

For the last step, it is just making it look better, and personalizing it!(fun stuff! :P)  
One thing you can do is put a couple pieces of duct tape on the back to make it smother(fig #1 & #2).  You could also make it in deferent colors, put more pockets on or not make as many, or make a picture of something on the back with duck tape!  Hope you liked this instructable!  I got the pattern for the pockets and the slab-o-duct tape from dan MonkeyLectric and his instructable on how to make a duct tape wallet;   https://www.instructables.com/id/quality-duct-tape-wallet/  

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    24 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    haha i liked it :) but if u only need 3 flash drives i think if u put 2 on one side, and 1 on the other side (so that its in between the 2 when it closes) wouldnt it be structularly better?? anyway 5* :D

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction


    I don't know if it will or will not be more or less structurally better, I haven't tried it! :P
    It might be, you would have to give it a try. :)

    Thanks! :D


    8 years ago on Introduction

    would the drives break if you sat on something hard (a bench) ?

    but still a really great instructible i will probably make one for my self later to try it out.

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    I think it might fit together a bit nicer if you staggered the placement of the thumb drive pockets. Just an idea. Great instructable, by the way.

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