By: Michael L. Armajo
Purpose: Protecting sensitive equipment like Mini SD card reader and USB from Electro Static Discharges (ESDs) protective device from damage by dissipating the electricity within the aluminum foil. It’s a conception from working with foil to protect my camera equipment but when I traveled from place to place traveling through zones that had heavy ESDs and would erase my USB cards randomly or destroying my card completely. I developed my own new prototype before it can be commercially viable. Hope you like it.
It will protect your USB cards.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials.
1 x LISTERINE POCKETPAKS® Oral Care Strips case.
1 x Aluminum Foil.
1 x roll of Scotch® Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape acrylic tape.
1 x Scissors.
Step 2: Prep the Case.
Not a very hard step just getting the case open and taking out the strips or you eat them.
Now you can put the USB into the case but we are going to go another step to make it better. The USB doesn't slide in and out easily so we need to cut it.
Step 3: Cut the Lid.
On the inside of the case it's not wide enough for the USB to slide in and out comfortably. You need to widen the lid just a little.
On the inside just clip off the edges that hold the strips down.
You should see the finish product is just little ledges but it will still close.
Step 4: Cutting the Foil.
There is a deep scientific reason why I need to cut it this way but just for the sake of constructing it here it is the patterns and design. The foil will dissipate the electrical static discharges around it.
It will protect your USB cards from dangerous electricity.
Cut it to the specified dimensions.
This step was fun... cut, cut, cut...
Step 5: Fit It and Tape It.
Fit the Aluminum Foil to the back side and fit it and tape it. Use the other parts of the cut pieces as well. waist not the foil. Use it.
Step 6: Flip It. Fit It. Tape It.
Do the same to this side but flip it fit it and tape it.
That is a way to laminate the foil on the top.
Step 7: It Should Look Like This.
Cut the top where the plastic covers the ledges so that it can open freely once again. Cut off any loose tape and it should be done.
Step 8: ENJOY.
This is what the final product should look like. I used this design for several years and kept my pictures safe.
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