|Computer Related > Lego® Thumb Drive Project|
December 10, 2008: This is my first attempt at a thumb drive mod. I had just received a new 2GB thumb drive in the mail and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to mod one. I scrounged around and found some Legos®. So the total cost of the project is zero.
Parts: Lego® pieces (Check out their website). A 2GB thumb drive and some glue (any glue that works on plastic).
Tools: Dremel® (Check out their website) or any type of rotary tool, and various cutting and sanding bits.
Taking the drive apart wasn't too difficult. I used a box knife to pry the halves apart after removing the metal swiveling cover. I took the better part of the day to carve the Legos® out using the Dremel®. You need to go slowly because it is definitely easier to remove some plastic than put it back! It was a pretty simple mod...carve a bit, then test fit...carve a bit, then test fit... When finally fitting the drive into the Legos®, I used some really hot hot-melt glue and quickly seated it all the way in. Be sure to test fit everything at least twice. The pictures will tell the rest of the story.