DIY: Pink Eraser USB Flash Drive Hiding Data In Plain Sight

DIY: Pink Eraser USB Flash Drive Hiding Data In Plain Sight

Range Govindan
Oct 13, 2008

It's a common thing to have a USB flash drive. Most people probably have more than one since the technology evolves so quickly. These little devices are extremely useful and handy. However, that doesn't stop them from being stolen. They can go missing at work, at school or at your office. We found this little DIY project really easy and fun, as well as useful. Also, it does look slick. Having a rubberized enclosure for a USB drive is something good.

This little DIY project is really easy and straightforward. If you mess up cutting out the eraser, you can always start over. By using an older USB flash drive, you cut down on the risks of breaking you drive. The total cost for this little build could be as low as $5, depending on how much you spent on the USB drive.

The first part involves cutting the erasers. Then you take apart the flash drive. It's usually pretty easy. You'll be amazed at how small the devices actually are, without their plastic enclosures. Hollow out the eraser by using a rotary tool like a Dremel.

Here is a link to the step-by-step tutorial and a link to the PDF guide to this build. We doubt that anyone would think of looking inside your old school pink eraser to find your USB flash drive.

[photos by Fungus Amungus]

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