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USB-PEN - can I do it myself?

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AromaX

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I´ve seen this cool device at:
http://www.cyic.com/pendrive.htm

It should be possible to build this pen by myself, isn`it ?
Is there somewhere in the www a circuit or tips to this device ?
I think I would need a cheap flash card and a little microcontroller.

AromaX

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very handy

but a potable parallel port cd rom writer cost 80 $ about 60 £ sterling
and writes a disk at 12 X speed thats 800mb in 5 - 6 mins

i think it would be better to buy one anyway

as they will be dirt cheep

and prob cost you fifty times more to build
 

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These pens are certainly gimicky and as Simbox said it would cost a lot to design one from scratch. I'm now using Smart Media cards as they have plummeted in price and the USB read/writers are only about 20 quid - so I have one at home and work and just take the cards around with me..
Slightly off topic but does anybody know if there is a USB socket assembly that will fit in an unused floppy drive slot as it's a pain trying to plug in the USB round the back of the PC (or is there a USB assembly on a flying lead?) :grin:

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odyseus,

These might not directly answer your question but I have seen some computor case that have front access USB ports. If these type of case is generally known then I'm sorry for being ignorrance :smile:.

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ee_freak
 

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