DIY USB Killer

In November I saw this youtube video on turning a USB Air Purifier into  a  $75 USB Killer:

My soldering skills are basically nonexistent so while I had some time off around the holidays I decided this would be a decent project to help improve them.

So in early December I ordered 3 of these from Amazon:
USB ionic Oxygen Bar Freshener Air Purifier ionizer For Laptop Black+White

These from GearBest would also work:
Rotating USB Style Air Cleaner – WHITE AND BLACK

A week or two after I ordered them this ChinaPost envelope showed up in my mailbox:  

I got my soldering station set up and was ready to go to work:
After snapping off the case the first thing your have to do is desolder the pigtail:


The next step is to solder a wire  to the resistor towards the bottom of the board:

You then solder the other end of wire to the data lead on the USB connector:

(Tip: You should probably use more than 24 awg wire.)

You now have a USB Killer to *not do* evil things with:

Disclaimer:  Dont be a JERK. This will fry motherboards.  Dont plug it into anything you are not ready to replace. 

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