Micro USB Upgrade for Standard Flash Drive

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Introduction: Micro USB Upgrade for Standard Flash Drive

Upgrade your old not cool and not mobile friendly flash drive to micro usb monster. :D

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Step 1: Tools

Step 2: Opening

Step 3: Wiring, Soldering and Closing

This was easy, just grab some thin wires and solder them at the usb pinout, better would be solder them directly on chip but i was too lazy for that.

Edit: Added usb wiring, if you have cable with some weird colors use multimeter. ;)

Step 4: Finish

Now just close it, add some hot glue and use heat shrink tube for finalize.

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    21 Discussions

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    diy_bloke
    diy_bloke

    4 years ago on Introduction

    looks very cool. well done.
    Having said that, I bought a small adapter that takes USB sticks and 2 sizes of SD cards and plugs into my phone for 1.99.
    For that price it is hard to beat :-)

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    diy_bloke
    diy_bloke

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    This is the one. plugs in a phone with micro USB, takes USB stick, microSD and miniSD (or is mini SD the regular size nowadays? i kinda lost track).

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    tfarris
    tfarris

    4 years ago

    The reason it won't work is because USB needs power and that port won't supply power to make it run as far as I know

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    GyroJXPL
    GyroJXPL

    4 years ago

    As far as i know, you need to enable usb host mode before connecring something...that means that has to be a pre-wire into OTG/HOST mode.

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    tfarris
    tfarris

    4 years ago

    Just to let you all know this won't work I have a better way of doing this without the need of soldering the device I use is USB port on both sides like connecting a USB to the wire without soldering sad to say I plug it into a android and it don't see the drive other wise I would have a 32GB port

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    kariswg1
    kariswg1

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea, but this could use a little more, step by step, detailed written instructions, for those of us who are more technically challenged.

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    dhubert
    dhubert

    4 years ago

    Add a keyring and its perfect.

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    Jeph Diel
    Jeph Diel

    4 years ago

    awesome could definitely be useful, maybe shorting the wire a bit might be a upgrade. maybe remove entirely.

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    Zero_Gravity_Coffee_Cup
    Zero_Gravity_Coffee_Cup

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, you can definitely solder micro usb cable directly on flash drive, but i had only this short usb otg.

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    tomatoskins
    tomatoskins

    4 years ago on Introduction

    So cool! I'm sure this comes in handy instead of needing an adapter. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your first instructable!

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    Jeph Diel
    Jeph Diel

    4 years ago

    you should enter this in the hot glue conyest

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    Jeph Diel
    Jeph Diel

    Reply 4 years ago

    contest.

    If you do respond to this comment so I can vote :)