Turn your old tapes into USB hubs

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VHS Hub

Ah, the VHS tape. I have so many fond memories of thee. We had such great times as I adjusted the tracking on the VCR (after I had figured out how to get it to stop blinking 12:00 of course) and the countless hours I spent rewinding you over the years. They were good times, but with my DVDs I don’t have to mess with any of that. Which is of course why I purged my collection of tapes about a year ago. I can’t really say that I miss them, but if I did, I could always turn one into a USB hub and stare at it every day.

I’m not really sure why someone would have the desire to create a VHS USB hub. I can understand the nostalgic purposes behind bringing back the cassette tapes in one form or another, but did anyone truly love the VHS? Sure, you could record your shows, but many times it was more of a pain than it was worth. Either way, if you miss those old black tapes, there is a great Instructable on how to turn one into a USB hub.

Source: GearFuse

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Tuesday morning gadget thumbnails » Coolest Gadgets Says: May 6, 2008 at 1:55 am

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The Cassette Tape USB Hub manages to slip in four ports » Coolest Gadgets Says: September 1, 2008 at 10:00 am

[…] while back there was the odd little DIY project that resulted in a VHS tape being turned into a 4-port USB hub.  Well now someone has made a smaller USB hub but with just as […]

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