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USB Powered Valentine Syncs Photo Albums via Dropbox

At first glance this DIY Valentine is adorable geeky: it’s handmade from acrylic with red LEDs embedded in it that light up when the pieces are held together. Hidden inside each half–adding to the charm–is a USB drive that automatically syncs picture albums via Dropbox.

The DIY hearts project has several layers. First, each half has a battery, LED array, and proximity sensor. When the halves are apart, they look like frosted glass–when they are united, they light up and glow together. That alone would make for a pretty adorable and geeky DIY project. Hidden inside the two halves is a USB drive that, when connected to a computer, automatically launched a portable version of Dropbox and syncs a shared photo album. Whatever goes on one half, syncs to the other.

Hit up the link below for instructions and additional pictures.

USB Heart [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/14/12

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