Spending just $10-$15 in parts, Alan Parekh of HackedGadgets was able to convert a regular VHS tape into a functional USB storage drive. Put simply, “the thumb drive has been cracked open to expose the circuit board, USB power and the drive LED output has been tapped into.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

These 3 points are wired to a small circuit board, there is a circuit that stretches the drive pulses into an on or off signal that is buffered by a transistor to power the internal motor and LED lights.

[via Hackedgadgets]