Custom USB Case Ditch the old plastic case

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Custom USB Case Ditch the old plastic case for something special in just ten

Custom USB Case Ditch the old plastic case for something special in just ten easy steps. Chad Baxter

2 Baxter What You Will Need: • • • USB Flash Drive Dollar Bill

2 Baxter What You Will Need: • • • USB Flash Drive Dollar Bill Clear Office Tape Small Toolkit (Small Flat Screwdriver Should Do) Patience

3 Baxter Disclaimer: For this tutorial we will use a Sandisk Cruzer, if you

3 Baxter Disclaimer: For this tutorial we will use a Sandisk Cruzer, if you have any type of Sandisk Flash Drive, this tutorial should work for you. Modifying any electronic device includes some form of risk. Any data on the drive should be backed up. You should also keep the original case, you might need it. Flash drives are resilient and pretty hard to break, but if you do happen to break it in the process, don’t shoot the messenger.

4 Baxter Tutorial…

4 Baxter Tutorial…

5 Step #1 Baxter Crack open the case: Every USB is different, some are

5 Step #1 Baxter Crack open the case: Every USB is different, some are harder to open then others. Opening a USB can be risky so first, back up any data before you open it. Find any ridges along the casing and work the small screwdriver into them, keep doing this until all you have is a small PCB with a USB connector.

6 Step #2 Baxter Fold the bill in half lengthwise.

6 Step #2 Baxter Fold the bill in half lengthwise.

7 Step #3 Baxter Fold the two sides into the center lengthwise.

7 Step #3 Baxter Fold the two sides into the center lengthwise.

8 Step #4 Baxter Add the flash drive under one flap and over the

8 Step #4 Baxter Add the flash drive under one flap and over the other an inch from one end.

9 Step #5 Baxter Fold the short end over the drive.

9 Step #5 Baxter Fold the short end over the drive.

10 Step #6 Baxter Wrap the long end of the bill tightly until the

10 Step #6 Baxter Wrap the long end of the bill tightly until the bill is completely wrapped around the drive. WARNING: DO NOT CUT THE BILL, IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE CUT.

11 Step #7 Baxter Line tape up to the top left corner of the

11 Step #7 Baxter Line tape up to the top left corner of the drive and wrap it around the drive twice.

12 Step #8 Baxter Line tape up to the bottom left corner of the

12 Step #8 Baxter Line tape up to the bottom left corner of the drive and wrap it around the drive twice.

13 Step #9 Baxter Line the tape up with the top of the new

13 Step #9 Baxter Line the tape up with the top of the new case, then wrap it around the bottom end of the drive and continue on to the next step.

14 Step #10 Baxter Cut the tape to size and press it to the

14 Step #10 Baxter Cut the tape to size and press it to the flash drive.

15 Done! Baxter Your new USB flash drive cover is complete! Hold on to

15 Done! Baxter Your new USB flash drive cover is complete! Hold on to the old plastic cover cause you might need your dollar back some day!