Monday, February 14, 2011

Personalized Flash drives

I work for a software company and needed a gift to give my coworkers. I was looking for something that was "techy" but I was trying to keep the cost to under $10 a piece.  And I wanted something that would either be useful or amuse them.

So, I decided to make custom flash drives.

It's really hard to see (sorry for the poor picture quality, but I can't retake it now!) but they say:
"Bad Code isn't really Bad, it's just confused"
"Bugs are not an option, they're bundled with the software"
"We don't create defects, we just find yours"
"Upgrade - v. Take old bugs out, put new ones in"

Here's how I did it:

Tacky Glue
laser print out of saying trimmed to size*
Modge Podge
paint brush
USB thumb drive

I printed the sayings out on a laser printer using white text on a black background (to match the case of the drive), trimmed them to size and then used the Tacky Glue to glue the saying on to the side of the drive. I removed the cap so I didn't accidently glue it on.  Leave it dry well.

Once it's dried well, coat it with Modge Podge.  I coated the whole side so that it wasn't as obvious that it wasn't on there originally. Let it dry a few hours and then add another coat, repeat a few more times. I put at least 3 coats on.

*I used a laser printer because ink jet ink will run with the modge podge.  I also used a background color to match the thumb drive.  Scrapbook paper would work well too!


Skinner Family said...

I love this idea!!!!

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