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
Before you get started, here is a list of items you’ll need: Continue Reading
How To Make a Favicon for a Flash DriveIn the heat of getting a new site launched over the weekend, I needed an .ico Favicon for the website.Â I came across this free on-line tool which made everything a snap.Â No software download, no .exe to load…just down and dirty ico creator.Â Today I thought it would be a great review [from original post] to go over How To Make a Favicon for a Flash Drive. It’s just several easy steps.Â Lets begin.
- Using a program to create an image file, make a jpeg for what you want the ico to look like.Â You can use something as simple as Microsoft Paint or something as fancy as Photoshop.Â When you make the jpeg, make the overal shape square.Â Try and keep the logo simple – simple will translate best into an ico file.
- Browse to Chamie and click the “Favicon from Pics” link.Â Upload your file.Â Chami will automatically generate your ico file.Â Chami gives you some great options for the USB favicon file.Â You can get a static image or an animated .gif file.
- Once you have the .ico file, save that image to the root of your USB flash drive.
- Next, open Notepad in Microsoft [or any plain text editor] and type the following:
[autorun] icon=favicon.icoSave this to the root of your USB stick as “autorun.inf”
Once you’ve done all the above, Continue Reading
I found this fun little project off the Instructables website.Â Apparently the author received some grant funds from Lemelson-MIT program and put together a team of 6 students to create this solution. The team got their idea from shake-up flashlights which are based off the Faraday Principle – which is a type of electromagnetism reaction to generate energy. You will need to get a bread-board and create a small circuit to capture the energy produced by the bike and turn it towards your USB gadget.
Next, you’ll need a motor provider that will actually “capture” the energy, feed it through your newly made circuit.Â There are many options for this, check Continue Reading
The tools and materials you need could be found anywhere, as this hack was done at a college dorm room and you know those kids have not $$ or resources. Required materials include: Continue Reading
[autorun] Label=type whatever you want hereFor those of you less familiar with .INF files they are extremely easy to make and use. For the USB Volume name this is what you do: Continue Reading
The guys at Think Computers, put together a nice tutorial.Â The USB tutorial covers the placement of Win7 on a custom USB flash drive, then doing a complete install from the UFD. Windows 7 is about 2.5GBs so make sure you have a 4GB flash drive before you think about starting this process. Continue Reading
Step one.Â Shape some wood to about the size you’d like to make the USB stick and post-it note paper.Â About 3/4inch wide and 3 inches long. Step two:Â Cut out a part of the wood block to place Continue Reading