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Equipping a USB flash drive with a secret lock

Hello, dear readers and homemade products!
Surely each of you has a flash drive that stores quite important data, and you would not want an outsider to be able to quickly access them.
In this article, the author YouTube channel “Musiy4uk” will tell you how you can equip an ordinary USB flash drive with an inconspicuous “lock” that complicates access to data.
Of course, such a lock will not be a full-fledged protection, but you won't be able to quickly merge the data, but the flash drive itself will stubbornly do view of a faulty device.
We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock This homemade revision very easy to implement, and even a beginner solder can handle it.
Materials necessary for homemade work.
– Reed switch (normally open)
– Flash drive – Neodymium magnet
– Heat shrink tube
– Solder, flux, second glue.
Tools used by the author.
– Digital microscope
– Electric soldering iron with temperature control
– “Third hand” with illumination
– Tweezers.
Manufacturing process.
So, for this homemade product, flash drives with an opaque case are preferable.
The first step is to carefully open the case and remove the board with the connector. The main thing is to get access to the connector pins.
 Equipping a USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock Usually the USB plug (in this case USB type A) is connected to the board with four pins, through the right and the left of which supplies power, and the central pair is responsible for transmitting data.
The challenge is to open one of these wires. It is best to open the positive power wire (then, when the device is connected, it will neither be detected nor blinked by the indicator), which is what the author will do.
 We equip the USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock For ease of use with small electronics, the master uses this digital microscope with a screen .
We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock A small amount of flux is applied to the left contact and the contacts are warmed up with a soldering iron . We need to get them to open.
We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip the USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock Now to the site two small pieces of thin wire must be soldered to the board and the pin on the connector.
We equip the USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock  We equip the USB flash drive with a secret lock After completing these operations, and checking that there are no accidental short circuits, you can insert the USB flash drive into the computer. Now it will turn on and detect only after the soldered wires are closed.
We equip the USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock An ordinary reed switch will play the role of a” secret “elementwith normally open contacts. Such an element can not only be bought, but also removed from the old door opening sensor (the one with the wiring).
 We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock Strictly speaking, this sensor is soldered to the ends of the wires. You need to be careful not to break the glass flask.
We equip the USB stick with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock It remains to insulate the sensor leads and wires with insulating tape or heat shrink tubing, and you can close the flash drive case. < br> We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip the USB flash drive with a secret lock or a small neodymium magnet will serve as a key to the flash drive. It can be glued into the lid of a flash drive using a second glue.
We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock  We equip the USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock That's all, a flash drive with a secret magnetic lock is ready.
We equip the USB flash drive with a secret lock Now, after connecting a flash drive to a computer, you need to lean the cover with a magnet against it – only after that it will work and will be detected by the operating system. The magnet must be on it throughout the entire process of writing or reading data.
Of course, the one who sees your actions, or the lid on the drive, will quickly guess how the protection works. In addition, such a flash drive will be difficult to use with vertically arranged USB ports. There is also a risk of accidentally dropping the cover, and as a result, interrupting the data transfer (and their possible loss).
To make the reading process convenient, and the operation of the lock invisible, you can stick a magnet inside the flash drive case . Here you can already choose a certain position of the cover, in which the flash drive will “open”, or come up with other options.
We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock  We equip a USB flash drive with a secret lock Thanks to the author for an easy way to install a magnetic” lock “on a USB flash drive .
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