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Mechanical USB Memory Key No16 by back2root Mechanical USB Memory Key No16 by back2root
You are looking at Mechanical Memory Key Number 16.

The key has been made from the ground up, using the highest quality 16GB flash memory, housed in a hand carved Rippled Sycamore chassis. All watch movements have been hand chosen and constructed to form a brand new movement. It features a brass face plate for the usb connector and a mother of pearl inlay on the back. All the watch parts have come from damaged or irreparable pocket watch's that have been hand disassembled and then combined to create a true, miniature work of art.

It comes complete with a wooden lid and pocket watch chain. When plugged in the key glow red underneath the gears.

This item is currently up for sale on my etsy shop [link]

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:iconthinkerten:
Thinkerten Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Simply marvelous, where may I ask did you find gears and sprockets that small though?
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Tigerach Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow--what intricate clockworks--I'm astounded at the quality!

My dad thinks it would be cool if the gears moved when the USB was in the computer. :D
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bobby8506 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wants **
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:iconnamuamazing:
Namuamazing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!
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:iconmhaines3d:
MHaines3D Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
Awesome work man
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:iconwirecase:
Wirecase Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice piece! How sturdy are your creations, because of the thin wood and all...?
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey man, They're a lot more robust than you'd think. I've accidentally dropped mine down a flight of stairs & trodden on it without any damage. I try to use very hard woods & make the chassis as robust as possible. over the last 4 years I've made around 30 keys & (so far!) none have been damaged during use, & hopefully it will stay that way!
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SYT-JOLLY Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
so beautiful
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:iconmichaello:
Michaello Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
awesome idea
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:iconshippd:
ShippD Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
amazing work
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:iconcm-illustrations:
CM-Illustrations Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's absolutley incredible! :wow:
Really fantastic design, I love how you've combined old technology, (being the gears), with the new, (being the memory stick).
I absolutley love it! :love:
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:iconmtyugi:
Mtyugi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
This is beautiful!!!! :wow:
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:iconpokenomnomnom:
PokeNOMNOMNOM Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a fantastic design, I really like this.
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:iconthepeoplepoker:
ThePeoplePoker Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
holy cow thats so cool! cant beleive how u did this!
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:iconsketchedghost:
SketchedGhost Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Artist
its beautiful ;A;
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:iconguptillc:
guptillc Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student General Artist
:O
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:iconyuuriann:
yuuriann Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Photographer
cool!
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BakaNekoEve Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I have it? no, jk, but if they sold stuff like that, id have one. I'm glad they don't, cause then you wouldn't have made this
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Ultimaknight333 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
You got quite the skills and talent, this USB is simply beautiful and stylish, I love it :D
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:iconrobertfrostii:
RobertFrostII Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
steampunk USB cool!
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:iconlalibelluleyez:
LaLibelluleyez Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is EPIC!!! (I'd love one of my own) :+favlove:
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:iconqwertykeys:
QwertyKeys Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa this is sweet
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:iconiluffsmyferrets:
iluffsmyferrets Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would LOVE something like this! Its awesome!
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:iconaveku-chan-kataang:
Aveku-chan-Kataang Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!!
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:icontaekwondomonk:
TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Watch gears is something that I don't see anymore and to see this assembled in a steampunk-ish style, I'm impressed! :thumbsup:
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:iconcoreybyas:
CoreyByas Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
oh that sounds cool......
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:iconyedi0212:
yedi0212 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is genius
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:iconangeltsuki-chan:
Angeltsuki-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's amazing :heart::heart::heart:
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:iconhworang84:
hworang84 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
now that is art
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:iconlittlewhitecatshiny:
LittleWhiteCatShiny Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is amazing.
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:iconindigovation:
Indigovation Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is very beautiful and nicely done!
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:iconfluffymceisenberg:
FluffyMcEisenberg Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
STEAMPUNK 8D
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:iconsatsuki-fujin:
Satsuki-fujin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the most beautiful USB I've ever seen! Good work!
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:icondevil-miyu:
Devil-Miyu Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Yeah, the time it took me to type all of those essays :P
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:iconkeepitmetall:
KeepItMetall Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
this is "simplly" awesome
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:iconbiohazard35:
biohazard35 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Artist
Woah. 0_0
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:iconstrikemaster752:
strikemaster752 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student General Artist
OMG that is EPIC!! :iconlawooplz: Marvelous handiwork here :heart: :huggle:
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:iconbornofthemoon:
BornOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
I WANT.
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:iconnarugab:
NaruGab Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
would love to buy it <3 :D
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:iconbellmoore:
Bellmoore Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Beautiful and intricate work.
It would be amazing to have one with working clockwork ticking softly when plugged in.
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:iconstarsongs:
StarSongs Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant!! :D
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:iconedaim:
Edaim Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wtf
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:icondiamondquest:
DiamondQuest Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Wow creative design!
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:iconnatalie4ever:
Natalie4ever Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that's amazing!
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:iconzfish9:
zfish9 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
And my Sci-fi class was just talking about making USB more steampunk!
(No, really. we were.)
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:iconjdparker:
JDParker Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
gimme
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:iconsztukart:
SztukArt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I want it !!!!!
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:iconfresiessi:
Fresiessi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooow
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:iconprofessorbats:
ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Exquisite artwork, as always.
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:iconleaftherabbit:
leaftherabbit Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's really neat!! :D
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