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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2007 05:11:54 AM »

Thanks for the positive comments. As for a tut, here is what I did. Bought some toys, drilled out the rivets on the bottom (some had little screws which made it easier). I opened up the flash drives so that all that was left was the USB connector and the little circuit board (its amazing that the little flash drive has components that are even smaller that the case). I wrapped the circuit board with electrical tape. I picked out a spot on the back of the cars (and dog) and used a Dremel tool with cutting wheel to cut out the notch. I put the bottoms of the cars back on (using a combo of super glue and hot glue) and voila. Really not too much too it. Just remember to take your time and have fun with it.
p.s. I really should start taking pictures as I do my projects, just for tut purposes. Lessons learned
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2007 07:15:32 AM »

now when you say you 'wrapped the circuit board with electrical tape' you mean there is the board and you stuck the tape-sticky side down around the board? Huh or had electrical tape folded in half then wrapped around it (so it was like having a non-sticky barrier?)
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2007 01:34:58 PM »

I just stuck the sticky side to the board. It is pretty much non-conductive so I don't think it will hurt it. I know some people say that it may cause problems with heat build up, but lets be serious. Who keeps those things plugged in for extended amounts of time?

Oooo...are any of them made for a retractable flash drive?

And nope, they are not retractable, but that would make these things uber cool. Then again, if you have kids, it would make them harder to find among all their other toys. Just food for thought.
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2007 01:49:38 PM »

And also a big thanks goes to the moderator. I think this is the first time my work has made the "HOT NEW TOPICS" list, and now I have (2) at one time that has made it. This and the "Spare Parts Coasters". Thanks again. Thanks again to everyone.
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2007 09:36:00 AM »

Thanks for explaining how you did it, they are all pretty sweet,a nd a good reason to bust out my dremel tool too!
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2008 10:27:07 PM »

I LOVE this idea.
It gives me a reason to get a new Dremel. Smiley
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