Geek Bling

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I already made this a while ago, so no disassembly pictures.
I had a 4gb "flash" drive a while back and like most small things, I lost it. It was several months before it was found under some couch cushions, needless to say it wouldn't work. I pondered what to do with it for a while, and then an idea struck me, be gangster.

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Step 1: Cracking

Needed: pliars, a thin and stiff blade of some sort, small scissors, a drill, a small drill bit, and small phillips/torx bits

First, take the ill-fated drive apart as gently as you can, easing the plastic open slowly untill the case starts to really pop off. Now take the drive out gently (you dont want a dented drive) cut all data and power attachments on the drive as close to the drive as you can. Now you take the screwdriver of choice and remove all visible and hidden screws.

Step 2: Blingification

Once you have the drives guts exposed, the fun can begin. look for the best place to drill a small hole to stick a jumper ring in or a necklace chain through. Drill the hole and test fit your chain.

If all went well, you now have some extrodinarily geeky bling you can show off to your nerd buddies or give as a geeky gift. Have fun!

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    I got it from an older "flash" drive, it wasn't actually flash based obviously. You might try some larger and/or older Ipods, they have the potential for drives due to the sheer size.

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    zack247The Ideanator

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    what? that was a "flash" drive? i thought maybe it was from an ipod, almost all of the ipods have "microdrives" even the new ipod touches, i thought that is what that was from...

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    The Ideanatorzack247

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Nope. I have never opened one up or actually owned an one. and I have very little contact with em anyway.

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    pmn9393

    9 years ago on Step 2

    I really would like to know what kind of "flash" drive that was, because i have some ideas like this that would be awesome.

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    The Ideanatorndinitz

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    A shameless ploy on your part to get a view, I like it. I saw your ible a while back and have been wanting to do it(Ive got bags of ram laying around just begging for recycling)

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    Midgetable

    9 years ago on Introduction

    OMG ive been looking for days ive finnaly found them, theres a 1.8 inch version in every ipod! saw 1 at the hock shop today im gonna buy it tomorrow and smash it to bits....i mean carfully disassemble it. keep an eye out for the instructable! thanks for the inspiration Ideanator ill be sure to give you a mention as the forefather of geek bling. ohh a steampunk version would be sooo cool! cheers midget-able

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    MidgetableXOIIO

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    i pretty sure "I already made this a while ago, do no disassembly pictures" is supposed to say.... I already made this a while ago, SO no disassembly pictures!

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    The IdeanatorXOIIO

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I said that because this was made a long time before the contest and i didn't take pictures while making it.

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    Midgetable

    9 years ago on Introduction

    can you make it spin? if you could make it spin, cover the disk in diamontes, i think youd be onto a winner  "fo' shizzle ma' nizzle"

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    It wouldn't be too difficult to do that, but for that I'd use a laptop hard drive because its slightly bigger and could hold batteries pretty easily and hold more diamonds/cut glass.