Usually pendrives have the same, boring design, I wanted to change it, so I made my own geeky pendrive. Now it's hidden in old electrolytic capacitor.
- pendrive :)
- 1-2 big electrolytic capacitors, they can be found in power suppliers or in motherboards,
- superglue or other glue, that may glue aluminium,
- silicon glue,
- aluminum can.
- small knife,
- metal-cutting saw.
AssemblyElectrolytic capacitors. Pendrive with removed fabric enclosure.
Capacitor with removed label - it needs to be done carefully, because after inserting pendrive into capacitor label will be moved back to its place. Capacitor's head was removed by saw (well, it could be done better :)). Content of capacitor was removed by using pincers.
Piece of aluminum was cut out from can, convoluted and inserted into capacitor's tube. Ending was cut as show on picture to made place for USB plug.
Pendrive was inserted into capacitor's tube and all was filled with silicon glue.
Capacitor's ends were glued to aluminium slice from can. Label from capacitor was inserted on its old place. Below is image with final result.
IIRC I made it in 2008 and it was working for about 1,5 years. I'm not sure if this short period was caused by my modification or by the fact, that I used cheap no-name pendrive. Anyway it looked good, other people liked it too.