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Mechanical Memory Key by back2root Mechanical Memory Key by back2root
This is my first attempt at some new custom computer peripherals. My first try is this hand made 1GB USB Flash drive. As it was a first go (& it was a lot smaller than I'm used to working!) if took me approximately 6hours to complete & works like any other 'plug & play' device, illuminating when its in use. Although its not in the pictured, there is a symmetrical wooden sheath that protects the USB adapter. This will hopefully be the first in many (hopefully more impressive & detailed pieces) So if you like it, keep your eyes peeled. Or if you have any ideas let me know!

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Given 2009-09-29
Mechanical Memory Key by ~back2root. A 1GB USB flash drive that as the suggester said, "is handmade, and incredibly well-done!" ( Suggested by Isis-M and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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b-Dedi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014   General Artist
So beautiful and detail-loving !! I really like it :aww: ! And I'm always happy to find some woodworker colleagues here ;) ...
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HelgjeD Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Your work is just breathtaking beautiful.
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AFarmaant Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the most epic steampunk thing I have ever seen!
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Sharingan222 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Awesome!
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Electroshock1408 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Now that is just awesome.
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Zuzmy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student
omg that's freaking awesome i love it SO much...
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LadyMariko Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Incredible piece:) I love it:)
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KJZombieKiller Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
That's freaking awesome
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Xarcht Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
How much fer one of those?
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Xarcht Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I love it. Does it still work?
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BollaBolla Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, this is amazing ! You could sell a lot of these !
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Ack, I just love these!
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ChasingSuns Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Simply love it. Would love to have one of these.
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NexTycoon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How much would you charge for an 8-16GB? I'd love one.
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wolf912 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist
This is amazing, I want one. XD
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Golden-Ribbon Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome
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TronikGearr Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... I can use one of these :D
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MasterSamwise Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing!!
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nixdraw Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
i like it, awesome ...... :D
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Dandybyknight Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Artist
that is awesome! :D
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qwasewq Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
i'd buy one :D
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REDVAMPIRE120652 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
COOL MEMORY KEY HOLDS 7,000 G.B... V
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deathnotefan88 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... so awesome
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Tafuri42 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
NO doubt, you could sell a million of these, spacifically.
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fmilluminati Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, really impressive.
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roselita8 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
wow!
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ClausOllom Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
You should mass produce and sell them! xD Or at least,teach how to do -.-
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GradyLorenzo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
you could make a killing off of this idea..
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reederda Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is THE coolest usb drive I have ever seen in my entire life. If they were for sale I would totally buy one.
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back2root Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man, I do actually sell all my works through my Etsy shop! Just search for Artype Design!
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reederda Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomeness.
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alesadness Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow....quiero uno asi!!!
i like!!!!!!
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Elkaddalek Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
you ever thaugh off ataching a watch motor to the gears so thay move when the usb is pluged in?

Just for looks :)
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valiente77 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
antic usb
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carnival Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
veeery nice~! ^____^
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IsisAnkh Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love the steampuck stuff :D
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IshtarDragon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool! I love this! It's so creative! And looks great! :D
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lex-ex Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow good job!
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deloresquade Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
It goes without saying that this is by far a unique and delicately well put together piece of artwork. I have witnessed countless others formulate and attempt sublime creative expressions utilizing the USB as a "medium", yet until now have I been unable to find *one* exabyte of data to describe the actual *feeling* that this image actually *invoked* in me when it first appeared on the screen. It's *clever* design coupled with the fact that you've managed to house the adapter and then (solder? I'm thinking you'd have to solder..) the illumination functionality directly to the teeny-tiny circuit board shows true perfectionism in you, your work, and your abilities and I look forward to your next revelation.
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XNightdreamxDaymareX Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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Kasandra244 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
great!
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gerzel Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I am thinking of trying my hand at making a case for a 32 Gig drive I have. I want it to have an integrated cover of some kind b/c I inevitably lose caps and a lanyard.
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ProductDesignerNL Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Really cool!
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cityofmetris Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
a fantastic idea and perfectly executed, good job!
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AGkikas Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Nice! It reminds me of Steampunk's subculture accessories!!
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