Create a Lego flash drive with functioning cap

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Create a Lego flash drive with functioning cap



There are a number of projects online for re-casing a flash storage drive using Lego bricks, but most of them leave the USB connector exposed. In this project, we show you how to create a Lego case-mod that includes a Lego cap that snaps into place.

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Dremel Rotary Tool
Dremel 561 Multipurpose cutting bit
Dremel 650 straight router bit
Lego 2×2 brick (3) for the case body. I used light green for the cap, and yellow and dark green for the body.
Lego 2×2 brick, 1/3-thick (2) for the ends. I used brown and white.
USB flash drive I used a PNY Micro Swivel Attaché
Hot glue gun with glue sticks
Super glue

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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