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Organize your online information with the data management and storage tips in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Two beveled pink erasers
- A cutting board
- A large chef's knife
- A 1-gig USB flash drive
- A pencil
- A rotary tool
- A utility knife
Cut the first eraser
Lay an eraser on the cutting board. Use the large knife to cut off one of the beveled ends, leaving a flat edge.
Measure the USB drive
Take the cap off the USB drive, and place the USB drive next to the eraser so that the edge of the casing--where the USB connector begins--is flush with the cut end of the eraser. Then, use the pencil to mark where the closed end of the USB drive falls on the other end of the eraser.
Measure the cap
Line up the closed end of the cap next to the beveled edge of the other eraser. Use the pencil to mark where the open end of the cap falls on the eraser. Use the large knife to cut the eraser at this mark.
Hollow out the erasers
Use the rotary tool to hollow out USB-drive and cap-size holes in both erasers. Use the pencil marks you made as guidelines for where to stop.
Insert the drive and cap
Insert the drive and cap into their respective eraser casings. Make sure the cap casing fully covers the connector; use your utility knife to trim the erasers as necessary to ensure a perfect fit. Then, fool your friends and confound would-be data thieves with your perfect USB casing.