DIY USB Switchblade

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DIY USB Switchblade

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MAKE Flickr photo pool member Andrew made an awesome USB switchblade, he writes –

I bought this knife kit from bladeplay.com, it’s called the NATO Tomb Raider (they don’t carry it anymore) I think it cost like $5 or something. I wanted to understand how my $300 Microtech Ultratech worked, but I didn’t want to take that one apart.

I figured out how it worked, so after serving that purpose I reworked the innards, machined a new sliding mechanism and attached a 2gb USB drive to it. James Bond still carries a regular flash drive around, like a loser.

DIY USB Switchblade – Link & more.

18 thoughts on “DIY USB Switchblade

  1. Myndale says:

    Pure, unadulterated awesomeness :)

  2. TD says:

    $300 for that knife? You were robbed. I used to buy those in Tijuana for about $5 each.

  3. MR says:

    Are you going to show us how the mechanism works? That is what this site is all about.

    MR

  4. 0troy says:

    I had a hell of a time searching for pictures of internals of that knife, and came up with nothing! All I know is it has spings and slides.

    Gotta post the internals!

  5. SK says:

    It’s NOT a switch blade, it IS a Stilleto

  6. JJ says:

    How is that different than the Sandisk Cruzers… aside from being a whole lot bigger?

  7. Anonymous says:

    its NOT a stilleto it IS … O.T.F out the front duel action .

  8. Anonymous says:

    Cool USB. Technology is really helping us. Hope that there would be more posts in here. Looking forward for it.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Cool
    USB. Technology is really helping us. Hope that there would be more posts in
    here. Looking forward for it.

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