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Mechanical USB Memory Key No16

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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701x467px 230.66 KB
Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Focal Length
105 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 4, 2011, 12:29:42 PM
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Thinkerten's avatar
Simply marvelous, where may I ask did you find gears and sprockets that small though?
Tigerach's avatar
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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MHaines3D's avatar
Awesome work man
Wirecase's avatar
Nice piece! How sturdy are your creations, because of the thin wood and all...?
back2root's avatar
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!
SYT-JOLLY's avatar
Michaello's avatar
ShippD's avatar
amazing work
CM-Illustrations's avatar
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:
Mtyugi's avatar
This is beautiful!!!! :wow:
PokeNOMNOMNOM's avatar
That's a fantastic design, I really like this.
ThePeoplePoker's avatar
holy cow thats so cool! cant beleive how u did this!
SketchedGhost's avatar
its beautiful ;A;
BakaNekoEve's avatar
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
Ultimaknight333's avatar
You got quite the skills and talent, this USB is simply beautiful and stylish, I love it :D
RobertFrostII's avatar
steampunk USB cool!
LaLibelluleyez's avatar
This is EPIC!!! (I'd love one of my own) :+favlove:
QwertyKeys's avatar
whoa this is sweet
iluffsmyferrets's avatar
I would LOVE something like this! Its awesome!
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