Dear friends, hello Steampunkers
This time I show you how to upcycle a small USB memory stick to a huge Steampunk Artifact. May you will say why he is doing something like that? The USB stick was such a handy thing... yesss, it's handy, but is it eyecatching? After the upcycling it will be eyecatching!
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Step 1: The Things I Used
- an old gas burner from a laboratory
- some brass tubes and fittings
- an old KEN-RAD 80 rectifier vacuum tube
- a LED with resistor
- some cables and an old USB cable with plug
- USB memory stick
- copper wire and a shoelace
Step 2: Upcycling the Gas Burner From the Lab
After the cleaning process I painted the socket black and polished the old brass parts. That was it. After only fifteen minutes of work the burner looked like new. Then I mounted the burner on the wooden drip mat to see if there is enough space for the slim memory stick between burner and drip mat. I had luck!!
Step 3: The Memory Stick
I drilled a hole for the cable into the stand of the burner. Then I soldered the USB cable to the memory stick and connected resistor and copper wires for the LED, which I planned to mount on the top of the vacuum tube.
Step 4: The Vacuum Tube - KEN-RAD 80
The KEN-RAD tube is mounted on different brass tubes which fit together like a puzzle. After finishing the LED I mounted the brass fitting with the light with Super Glue to the top of the tube.To keep the cables on place I used parts of the shoelace.
Step 5: The Finish
On the pictures you can see some details how I finished the Data Burner.
I hope I could give you some ideas for an own project. Feel free to ask me if you have some troubles or questions.
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