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Old 04-26-2009, 12:04 AM   #12
revfish
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Originally Posted by Stitchawl View Post
Today I made a protective case for my Sony 505.
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It's not pretty, but my e-reader is now protected from small arms fire or impact with a cruise ship, and I think that it should last me a long, long time!

Stitchawl
Very cool design idea. I have decided that all of my planner cover types were to bulky and the hollow book didn't work that well and the DVD case didn't provide enough protection, os I went at it again. I basically made a slipcover for the stock cover, inspired by Juggle4Evr's cover. I took a cheap composition book (you know, the ones with the black speckled covers) and cut the stitching to take the paper out. I the measured the size of the Sony cover on the front and back covers, marking them with a pencil. I then measured 5/8" up and down from the end markings on the front and back. I cut the side of both covers off and then scored the horizontal lines at he top and bottom of the stock cover marks and the secondary marks. I then folded them over and glued them together, making the general box that a slip cover is. I took the scraps that were cut off and glued them to the outside of the front cover to add some reinforcement for the screen. As a final aesthetic touch and extra protection, I glued a metal plate that came on the front of my Texas Chainsaw Massacre DVD to the front. I the covered the rest of the exposed cover with black electrical tape. It may look a bit ghetto with the tape but it is barely bigger than the stock cover but it seems like it will do the job well. I will post pics later when I remember to bring my camera home from work.

I plan to try to make a slipcover like Juggle4Evr made but I plan to see about using old motherboards for the plastic as the polycarbonate should be plenty rigid and add another level of geek love to my favorite gadget.
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