Tennis Ball Usb Mod

2,380

8

38

About: indeed

Intro: Tennis Ball Usb Mod

OK, so i was bored last night and decided to do some hunting for something for a usb mod for one of my naked drives....and i came up with this:

Share

    Recommendations

    • Optics Contest

      Optics Contest
    • Plastics Contest

      Plastics Contest
    • Electronics Tips & Tricks Challenge

      Electronics Tips & Tricks Challenge

    38 Discussions

    0
    None
    fwjs28bugolf

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I've since stopped using KDE, I prefer the Gnome GUI better. That and the addition of Compiz, it makes for a nice desktop with enough eye candy and improvements to make it far more usable than KDE.. Just my opinion though.

    0
    None
    betteboop57

    9 years ago on Introduction

    OK, this may sound pretty silly...but exactly how did you do this? Did you just cut a hole in the tennis ball and glue in a usb flash drive? This is REALLY cool and my twin boys, who are SO into tennis, would get a kick out of this. They are off to college and I thought it would be a cute thing to pack for them to find when they get there.

    1 reply
    0
    None
    fwjs28betteboop57

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    pretty much...i took a pocket knife and stabbed the ball (BE CAREFUL!...this can be tricky) then carefully slid the usb stick into the hole..dont make the cut any thicker than need be but make sure you have enough with...i took the case of but you might not have to ...that is a pretty cool idea....the only suggestion i have would to take a usb cord (male to female) and stick that onto the usb drive and push it the whole way in so that only the cord sticks out...

    0
    None
    fwjs28dombeef

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    yeahh..i learned that the hard way, and so i know put in another flash drive (2gigs)

    0
    None
    fwjs28dombeef

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    uhh...i don't remember i think it was a gig...(i just recently got a toshiba gig)

    0
    None
    fwjs28TATcreator

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I KNOW!!! i saw that on lifehacker and i really want to make one...( as soon as i get the right type of usb drive)

    0
    None
    fwjs28TATcreator

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    hrmm...or maybe it was thinkgeek...not sure as i frequent them both...either way it is defineitly a cool mod...

    0
    None
    fwjs28Goodhart

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    ooooo....Goodhart commenting one of my instructables...i feel warm, fuzzy and special inside!....

    on that note, do you like it?

    0
    None
    Goodhartfwjs28

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    :-P Yes I do, although I am unsure about how the weight of the tennis ball might put on the connection point might effect either the connection, or how long it may be before the port itself gets a little out of wonk. .

    0
    None
    fwjs28Goodhart

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    tehee, wonk....well, thats what i've been kinda worrying about...so, im planning on buying a usb extender like so and plugging the tennis ball into that....

    0
    None
    Goodhartfwjs28

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Aw man, what is so bad about that link you gave me that they blocked it here at work?

    Forbidden


    You don't have permission to access /b2b/pics/USB_CableAM_to_AF_.jpg on this server.

    0
    None
    fwjs28Goodhart

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    o...well i assume you know what i mean....its just a pic of a usb cable....