When Diablo 3 came out, there was one thing that bugged me about the skull and soulstone-shaped USB key that shipped as part of the Collector's Edition...
Although the USB key glows when plugged into a computer, it normally just sits dead when plugged into the skull.
That seemed like a pretty big oversight. So I fixed my soulstone USB key to glow when plugged into the skull by turning the skull into a one-port USB hub!
Here's how I put it together, with a video at the end:
First, there's a seam at the back. The portion inside with the magnet is actually a seperate piece from the rest of the skull. This was easily cut and removed.
Next, I sawed off the magnet and hollowed out the back segment with a dremel. That left enough space for a USB extension cable's housing to sit inside the skull with the back segment reattached.
Finally, I cut a small channel in the back for the cable to poke out of, then filled the whole thing with glue and stuck it back together.
Here it is in action:
After posting this project, the back was still pretty chewed up from making the channel for the USB cable:
A few days ago, I finally got around to fixing that. First, I filled in the hole and reconstructed the surface using Apoxie Sculpt modelling compound:
Then, I finished it off with some black acrylic paint:
That should do it!