APRS Device's, Thumb Drive's and Survival Bracelets
Just so you know, I continue to enjoy the tiny HT/TNC that I am holding in my hand.
Pared with my smartphone via Bluetooth, it is the tiniest full featured APRS station in my stable of APRS devices.
Whenever you see my callsign "VE6AB" on the face of your radio, or on the screen of your computer without a SSID on the end, this tells you that this is the device being operated by myself in real time.
I have also developed a gameplan where this APRS treo consisting of the above pair and my smartphone are solidly locked into the network regardless of its small footprint and my personal location.
Check out this tiny APRS station here....
WHERE'S MY THUMB-DRIVE.....
Did I tell you that I enjoy making survival bracelets, of course I did, and I keep coming up with different items to weave in to them.
Always having need of a thumb-drive handy to utilize with one of my computing devices, I always have one in my messenger bag, and at one time or another have had one as part of my key-chain.
I realized the ultimate urban survival bracelet to compliment my various devices would be if the thumb-drive was part of my survival bracelet.
So I hit the computer outlets, and found the tiniest drive that I could find in the form of a ADATA 16GB USB 3.0 thumb-drive.
Once I got home and in to my shop and with the use of my digital caliper, I took measurements of the cavity within the storage case that came with it, and then with a piece of black Delrin material, I went to work and made the combination thumb-drive housing/survival-bracelet mount as seen here.
Once it was completed to my satisfaction, I made up the black cobra weave survival bracelet as seen on my arm.
Now when I need a thumb-drive, and no matter where I am, I can just reach for it on my wrist.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....
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