Remember Jitter Drive, well now thanks to comments, it has an unlimited life as long as your computer is on. it now runs off of the actual usb port for power and it still works as a zip drive. In the future it will run off a capacitor or a rechargeable battery as some comments suggested.
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Step 1: Materials
- Tooth brush
- 2.14 mm hobby wire
- Vibration motor
- Old usb charger for a razor phone, look at picture
- 560 ohm resistor
- Soldering iron
- Hot glue gun
Step 2: Basic Frame
First you need cut off the head of the tooth brush. Then pull out all the center bristles with pliers. Next take off the casing of the zip drive. Glue the zip drive onto the top of the tooth brush with the zip drive facing up (see pictures).
Step 3: Adding Components
Cut off the end of the usb cord with the port that you stick into the phone, strip the cord so that only the internal 4 wires are showing; one white, one green, one red, and one black. Cut off the white and green wires. DON'T CUT THE RED AND BLACK wires. Solder the stripped red and black leads to the switch. Take two small wires and solder it to the switch as well. Take the two small wires and solder them to the 560 ohm resistor, then take two more small wires and solder them to the vibration motor.
Step 4: Plug It In
Now all you have to do is plug it into your computer. Make sure you have the resistor in the circuit or it will be too much power. Flip the switch and watch it jitter. The picture is my concept idea for a Jitter Drive that runs off of a capacitor.
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