Flash drives come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. But they’re not usually homemade. And not usually made with glass either.
And yet Shake the Future gives us just that in a new video called DIY: USB Glass Flash Drive. The video outlines the process in greater detail, but in a nutshell it requires scoring colored glass, cutting a piece of fiberboard in the same shape as your basic flash drive, and owning a microwave kiln.
The setup sounds a little intense–and the idea of a microwave kiln makes me a little nervous–but other than that it seems quite doable. The kiln melts the glass around the fiberboard, the fiberboard is removed and, with a little glue, the skeletal flash drive moves into its place.
If you’re in the market for unique custom flash drives, you can’t get much more unique than melted glass flash drives. Each one will be about as unique as a snowflake actually. While it might be fun for a crafty weekend jaunt into souvenir-making, it’s not exactly practical when preparing giveaways for a trade show. Plus, where are you going to put your name? Kind of a deal breaker. So if you’re looking for cool, personalized flash drives in bulk…might just have to do it the old-fashioned way. But if you do insist in making homemade glass flash drives, we’ll figure out a way to package them.