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USB Moogle by RishiRamraj USB Moogle by RishiRamraj
Saves more than just your game ;). I got bored when I was sick and so I decided I wanted to do a usb key hack to add to this list: [link]

I started off by gutting a $10.00, 32 meg usb key I had floating around. I decided I wanted to make the moogle's bulb (the thing on his head) light up when he's plugged in. To do this I desoldered the LED on the key and replaced it with another red LED on a piece of IDE cable (stiff enough to be bendable under the fabric). This was the easy part (for me at least...).

I then set out to make the moogle part of the key. I'm fairly good at 3d modeling but I suck at sewing. Luckily my sister is pretty good ([link]). She helped me with most of the technique, but insisted that I had to come up with the design. Apparently my stitching is horrible.

After about a week of work, the result is a 32 meg usb key that looks like a moogle. The wire that goes to his bulb and the wires in his wing make him reasonably poseable. His bulb lights up evenly (apparently stuffing diffuses light well) when he is plugged in and being used (ie transferring files to the key).

I decided to give the moogle to my sister because she took the above pictures for me.I also gave her the patterns for the plush because she has agreed to do commissions for it; message her for details if you're interested. I'm not exactly sure if she will make it a usb key, but its best to ask her.

Hope you like it :),
- Rishi
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LostPotatoes Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
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:iconbigfunkychiken:
hey! i saw your comment on Instructables. Nice work:lol:
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YumeKimino May 14, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
lovely :heart:
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ArtikGato Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The pom-pom on the moogle's head lights up? What an awesome idea! I never would've though of something like that! And the plush itself looks awesome. =3
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Atalanta83 Apr 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG you did this'?? is totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
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jussam1 Mar 17, 2007
Aww. |D Moogle on a flash drive. That's so cute. -WANT-
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:iconanimejunkie18:
Very KAWAII :aww: !!! You need to join the UFO BBS4 :nod: !! *adds to faves :+favlove: *
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Emihaumut Feb 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so cool. I wish I had one.
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