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Old 11-19-2010, 05:19 PM   #1
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DIY Kindle Cover

Hi Folks,

Just got a new Kindle 3G/Wi-Fi and decided to hack together my own cover. It ran me about $10 for parts and took me about 2 hrs (though I'm not very crafty and it could be much quicker for folks with more skillz). So far, it's been working great--the Kindle is secure, the cover folds back nicely, and the hard cover has protected it well during the day.

I posted it to Instructables, but I'll include some pictures below.
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kindle-Cover/

Please feel free to let me know what you think might work better in future iterations. I'd like to figure out how to do one that has a reading light built in, but this will take some planning.

Read on,
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:36 PM   #2
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Very cool!
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:35 AM   #3
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Very cool!
Thanks CD! I just got an e-mail from Popular Science, and I think they might feature it in a DIY section. Kinda pumped about that.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:37 AM   #4
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You've done a really neat job there - like the way the Kindle is neatly held in place with the elastic.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:49 PM   #5
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I'm working on my own DIY lighted kindle cover. I'll definitely be referencing your Instructable! Thanks!
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:28 PM   #6
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That looks great! All the details, like the felting inside, are wonderful.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:06 AM   #7
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Looks really good, and I like the fact that it will be less likely to be stolen - not many thieves would target a kids' book
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Thanks for the inspiration! I used what you showed here to make my own K3 hard cover, but with frikin lasers. OK. No lasers, but LEDs. Those are kind of like lasers, right?
Check out my DIY K3 Lighted Cover Hack here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Kindle-3-DIY-Light/
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:44 AM   #9
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Thats interesting but it looks like the kindle sticks out at the bottom?
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Ahh, that's just a shadow. Perhaps I should replace it with a better shot.
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That looks sweet, txoof! I'll check your instructable.

For interested readers, my instructable made it into this month's Popular Science:
http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/20...ok-reader-case
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That looks sweet, txoof! I'll check your instructable.

For interested readers, my instructable made it into this month's Popular Science:
http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/20...ok-reader-case
Very nice! Good job!
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