Create Your Own USB Stick

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 5, 2008
Updated • Dec 10, 2012

Something interesting for the weekend. If you feel that the usual retail usb sticks are to boring you might want to give designing your own a try. You can do that at the Fabidoo website which not only gives you options to create USB sticks that have your photo on them, but also any kind of photo or picture that you can get your hands on. Especially the latter option can be an interesting gift for colleagues, loved ones or for companies as give-aways.

Back to the usb sticks. You start the process by taking a picture and uploading it to the Fabidoo website afterwards. You are then taken to the creation page where you can customize the design of the USB flash drive further. This includes colors, text and other layout decisions that you can make.

You can rotate the 3d model to look at it from all angles, zoom in or out, and customize what you want on it. When you are satisfied with your creation, you can either save the design for safe keeping, or click on tbe buy button to order it from the company.

Fabidoo uses a 3D-printing process to create the USB stick. One interesting feature of the service is that you have several templates to start with. Not all are available as USB sticks though, so keep that in mind when you start the creation process.This includes the popular Christmas template for instance, a heart-shaped template, or designs that kids will love.

Existing designs are displayed to you if you want, and you can select one of those right away or start with a blank one instead. You can customize both existing and new ones to your liking in the customization phase.


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  1. Corlia Steyn said on February 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    i would like to get the details of a south african supplier.

  2. Rarst said on September 6, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Cool looking… But I usually value internals over looks in flash drives. :) End up with expensive and ugly but lightning fast ones.

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