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I have never seen a semi-translucent circuit board pocket protector.  That is, until I made one.  This is made from a flexible material called mylar.  It's very comfy.  I hope to have a photo of me wearing the pocket protector in the future.

You too could sport this fine pocket protector at the end of the tutorial!

I decided to leave the tongue of the pocket protector transparent.  However, I made the back of the pocket protector a nice translucent green(as you can see in the second picture).

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Step 1: Required Materials

Equipment:
1) razor(or scissors)
2) marker
3) ruler
4) printer (optional)

Materials:
1)  The inside clear circuit from a keyboard.  You can get this by following the instructions in my other tutorial https://www.instructables.com/id/Mailbox-That-Actually-Emails-You/step2/Take-apart-the-keyboard/
2)  Clear Packing tape
3)  A sheet of paper(optional)


Step 2: Mark Out the Dimensions of the Pocket Protector

There are three great ways to do this:
1)  Simply find a good spot on the mylar and mark out two 3"x4" rectangles and a 3"x2" pocket flap(hereafter called the "tongue"). 
2)  You can fold a sheet of paper until it fits in the pockets of your favorite shirts.  Then you can cut the mylar to the dimensions of the sheet of paper.
3)  You can print a life-size photo of your favorite pocket protector.  Print picture #2.

We are going to go with option three because it's the most nerdy!  8-B

Step 3: Cut Out Your Pieces

Overlap the clear circuit sheet on your printout.  Consider what parts of the clear circuit sheet you want to be in your pocket protector.
Mark the four outer corners of the pocket protector on your clear circuit sheet.
Cut out a rectangle from the four dots you marked.

Mark out four corners of the front part of the pocket protector print-out.
Cut out another rectangle from the four dots you marked.

Mark out the "tongue" of the pocket protector.
Cut out another rectangle from the four dots you marked.  I cut a trapezoid for this shape. 


Cut out another rectangle from the four dots you marked.

Step 4: Laminate the Pieces

Keyboard mylar tends to have holes in it.  These holes both help to set the position of the plastic sheet and they also allow screws to go through.

If we just tape our mylar together in the shape of a pocket protector, it will stick to itself in certain spots. it will also get grungy and gross.

Tape both sides of the mylar to prevent this from happening.  You can use the edge of a credit card to push the bubbles out of the tape.

I found that I could stick some tape to the table(sticky side up).  See Picture #1

Then I gently press the mylar strip down from onto the tape.  Press it down from the center first.  See Picture #2(sorry my web camera doesn't do close-ups very well)

Step 5: Tape the Laminated Parts Together

This wasn't as simple as I thought it was going to be.  Make sure that you tape the tongue to the front of the pocket protector while holding the tongue in the position you would expect it to stay in.

I cut-up and taped a green translucent office folder backing to my pocket protector(depicted in image below) in order to give it that nice printed circuit board look.  You can buy this green stuff at any office retailer.  It comes in many colors, it's very cheap and it's great for a lot of things!

I left the tongue as it was in order to get a nice blend effect into whatever shirt I was wearing.
LOL YEAH! I'm amazed anyone realized I went through with it. :P Instructables are fun!
Haha yeah they are! Have you used the pocket protector yet?
Not only have I used it. I have used it as the trigonometric definition of a square in my ratcheting vacuum gun! I had to find the center of a circle(which one can do with a square angle). So I used my pocket protector for a subtle bonus joke.
that's from the mailbox right? I see you were brainstorming... :P

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