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We’ve seen plenty of creative USB flash drive rehousings in the past, but the above vid from NetbookNews gives a peek into the original manufacturing process for the popular device. Hmm – would be kind of neat if the drives were also available caseless. [Thanks, Sascha!]

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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  1. St.Eligius says:

    Technical jargon doesn’t translate well. I can’t help but cringe at the description of the pick and place machine.

    1. japroach says:

      I liked “sealing the solder”, and how every step was surely the last one.

  2. Conor says:

    “mini chainsaw cnc”? weirdest description of a mill I’ve ever heard… commentary aside, neat video!

  3. Gilberti says:

    Reminds me of the time I did some job shadowing at the local TRW while I was still in high school. They made Honda airbag computers and sensors and Ford F-150 anti-lock brake actuators. You can’t tell from the video but those manufacturing lines can be quite noisy. It’s like standing next to a lawnmower all day. Still, it’s a whole lot of fun seeing a blank PC board and a handful of components get turned into a finished product.