Personally an image like this might work even better…but who am I to judge. To create the millefiori USB drive can be done in several simple steps.Â If you haven’t heard of millefiori then let me tell you: Millefiori is a glass work technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware.Â The term “millefiori” is a combination of the Italian words “mille” (thousand) and “fiori” (flowers). The millefiori technique has been applied to polymer clays and other materials. Because polymer clay is quite pliable and does not need to be heated and reheated in order to fuse it, it is much easier to produce millefiori patterns than with glass.Â And this is what we are going to do today. In seven steps you can produce a nice looking USB necklece.Â The detailed how-to is over at Instructables but here is the general idea. Get a small USB flash drive and take it apart.Â Get some polymer clay, such as Fimo Soft or Fimo Effect.Â Prep the millefiori material into a cane like shape.Â Include a core in the cane shape as this is where the USB stick will go.Â Cut the cane so you have Continue Reading
Archive for July, 2009
MSN did an interesting article on the top 15 tech tattoos – which is the full story – check it out. Continue Reading
In the left panel expand the Disk Management icon.Â On the right side you’ll see all the drives available.Â Right click on the Removable drive and select “Change Drive Letter and Paths” Click the Add button and choose a drive letter not already in use from the drop-down list.Â Click OK. Now exit or close all the dialogue windows and you’re set.Â Now, each time this specific USB stick is plugged in, Windows will assign it the same drive letter. Note:Â Windows is associating the serial number of the device to the request you’ve entered above, SO, you’ll need to perform this same process for different flash drives. Spread the word and enjoy. Continue Reading
Published on Pyott Design they give you 3 easy steps: 1)Â Carry around & store as needed.Â To play separate base and player via side button.2)Â Place record on base spindle and reattached top player
3)Â Plug in power jack to USB port and additional audio jacks if needed.Â Will play 35/45 RPM 4)Â Place needle head on desired track and play.
That’s right, to gain access to your portable storage you need to sever Luke’s hand. What’s more impressive is the detail of this home-brewed USB stick and the agony you can see in Luke’s eyes while you detach his hand just to store the latest collection of Tera Patrick photos. No price as I don’t think these are for sale, but definitely a sweet little project for some bored teen. Continue Reading
I would like to see what Jake & Amir can do with this thing? In addition to the well positioned microphone, the Samson Q3 also has an expansion slot via SD card for additional memory capacity.Â Up to 32GBs to be exact. The Samson Q3 also has VGA output so you can easily connect the device to your TV for instant viewing.Â Continue Reading
This is where RecycleUSB.com comes in…if you have extra sticks lying around, which aren’t gett’in the love – donate them.Â Recycle USB has partnered with SugarLabs to turn donated USB sticks into portable learning computers. What do I mean by portable learning computers? Well SugarLabs created a Linux distro [based off Fedora] which boots directly from a flash drive.Â The distro is a customized learning platform for kids to Continue Reading
What are the two things people always tell you; “don’t hire your friends and family” and “keep your work life separate from your personal life.“Â Well, the USB split stick was designed for just that.Â The USB drive is split into two drives.Â The top lever allows you to pop out the USB connector for either work files or personal files.
I think this is brilliant.
You get 2GBs for each side, so whether it’s work and home, his and hers, or legal, illegal, it’s easy to separate the two without having a stoner moment and mixing your lifestyles.
The 4GB split stick sells for $20 and is available now.
Here is a bit from their press release:Continue Reading
It would be interesting to know how they got past the Windows drive letter limitation to reach the larger capacities.Â The two new USB duplicator systems are modular in design.Â Meaning you can start with a 20 port duplicator and expand it to 40 or 60 ports by simply adding more boxes.Â I like this feature because it allows the user to grow as their duplication requirements increase. Nexcopy also mentions their new Data Collection feature.Â This is an interesting concept as it does the reverse of what you would think a USB duplicator is designed for.Â The Data Collection feature allows you to suck data OFF the USB stick and put the content to the host computer. Continue Reading
The MIDI-to-USB cable has traditional male and female MIDI (DIN) connectors on one end and a USB connector on the other. Musicians can use the USB-MIDI Cable to control virtually any MIDI-compliant software using any hardware device with a MIDI output jack, such as a keyboard, drum pad or MPC The USB-MIDI Cable is class compliant for plug-and-play USB connectivity on Continue Reading
- High-speed USB 2.0 – For maximum performance; backward compatible with USB 1.1 ports
- Plug and Play Storage – Just plug it in, connect the cable to add high-speed storage for both desktop and notebook computers
- Rugged Metal Case – Compact, durable metal case for extra data protection