Mod a Swiss Army Knife to Add USB Storage

You can buy a stock Swiss Army knife with a USB drive but they tend to be short on implements and mostly filled with a bulky full-size thumb drive. This hack adds a tiny USB drive to a normal knife for the best of both worlds.

How do you pull off the hybrid build? You’ll need to do a little grinding on the bottle opener to create room for your USB drive and then use a little epoxy to secure it into the slot you’ve created. Assuming you have an angle grinder (or some other suitable tool on hand) it’s a very straight forward little modification. Hit up the link below for more details.

Swiss Army Knife + USB Flash Drive [Instructables via Make]

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 03/8/12
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