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
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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
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
Next click the Hardware tab of the Properties dialogue box and select the device which you’d like to change.Â In this case, it’s drive letter F shown as “Simple Flash Disk 2.0 USB Device“Â From here you can double-click the device or highlight in blue and click the Properties button. Continue Reading
The only fear is that phone cords are not well shielded and that might slow down the data transfers or possible drop packets.Â But at the length shown here, we feel you’re alright. If anything, making the USB coil cable would be a nice little project for a DIY starter.Â Great to sharp those soldering skills and steady hand.Â The full USB tutorial can be found at Instructables. Continue Reading