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Store Photos Digitally in Film Cassettes with 35mm Flash Drives

Here’s a funky fusion of analog and digital: Etsy seller newfocus repurposes 35mm film cassettes by using them to house USB flash drives. You can buy a 2GB one for $19 or a 4GB one for $24 from their Etsy store. They would make pretty fun gift for a photography-lover you know, and if you don’t want to buy one you can try your hand at building your own!


 
  • http://twitter.com/porsupah Porsupah

    Mind, if you want to look at data storage really involving film, the IBM 1360 is quite an impressive piece of design. 160GB in the 1960s! (But not in a 2.5″ laptop drive, oh no =:)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_1360

  • Chris

    Just tried and it’s pretty easy to make one of these on your own, just pop the top off a film canister, take out the spool, widen the top hole with a needlenose, and hotglue your flash drive in. Might help to break off the casing surrounding your flash drive, though.

  • http://www.photofacts.net Elja Trum

    If written a short how-to on making a digital film cassette like this.
    See: http://www.photofacts.net/photography/topic/tutorials/diy_how_to_make_a_digital_film_cassette.asp