|09-27-2008, 12:27 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2008
DIY Kindle Case
|09-27-2008, 01:39 PM||#2|
I'm Super Kindle-icious
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Drive, Calinadia Candafornia
Device: K1, KTSO, KFHD, K3, KPW, KDXG, HP Touchpadx2
It seems to me that people are mostly adapting a cover from something else for use with a Kindle. Day Planner or similar sized note book covers seem be the most conversion friendly.
|09-27-2008, 10:30 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Diego, California!!
Device: Kindle and iPad
Normally I am partial to plexiglas ... but it is brittle . For screen protection I would go with hobby board rather than cardboard. Not brittle, good protection; and can be made water reistant with paint.
Given that you will cover it, consider that if the cover does get damp ... the cardboard could swell or disintegrate.
|09-27-2008, 10:56 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northeast US
Device: iPad, eBw 1150
Masonite is another possibility, but it also disintegrates in moisture and is rather heavy. PVC can be bought in sheets at hobby stores, but PVC can shatter. You can get ABS in sheet form at different thicknesses, and it's shatter-resistant, but you may have a hard time finding reasonable sized sheets except online, when you might have to buy a huge 4x8' sheet. I would suggest checking a framing store for shatter-resistant plastic used in picture frames (probably acrylic). This is most important for a panel to protect the front, especially the screen. Even if you use some kind of folder like a day planner, you might want to tuck a rectangle of shatter-resistant plastic (or sealed hobby board, as Ricky suggests) into the front to protect the screen.
MAKE magazine had an article about making an iPod case from carbon fiber and resin in Volume 9. You might find it helpful for your purposes, though I wouldn't rely on fiber and resin to protect the screen.
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