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Make your laptop nice and fuzzy like a stuffed animal in a few minutes.

Fake fur is the most wonderful thing ever on a computer. I tried this once with adhesive-backed black velvet but I like the fur even better. Also it is not permanent. The fur should probably stay put during general use but later you can pull off the fur and glue and no one will ever know your furry secret.

This project is inspired by this amazing teddybear computer and HalcyonPink's awesome Fur Bike! that I love so much.

I didn't fur the bottom of the computer for fear of overheating. Ideally it would be great to have fur all over every surface including the keyboard but we'll have to start with the back of the screen for now.

While you're here feel free to take a look at Surfing the Waste the musical-documentary about dumpster diving I made with my friends back in university. 

Remember to rate this instructable and share your thoughts in the comments section :)

Las Manualidades.com has done up a spanish version of this.

 
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laxap4 years ago
I made it!

Using your method, but not directly glued on the lid (a layer of masking tape in between).
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snotty (author)  laxap4 years ago
Oh, masking tape! Very clever. I hope it's high quality tape. I remember sometimes crappy masking tape can leave an annoying, crusty layer of adhesive when it's been on for a few months. Electrical tape might be good too.
laxap snotty4 years ago
The masking tape I used seems to be good enough. Let's see in some years... IMHO electrical tape would not be as good as masking tape, because the hot glue would not adhere so well.
snotty (author)  laxap1 year ago
How's the masking tape holding up on your fur computer?
laxap snotty1 year ago
Masking tape taped directly on laptop, fur glued on tape with hot glue.
snotty (author)  laxap1 year ago
Right on. Is it still holding securely as the years go by?
laxap snotty1 year ago
Absolutely.

Maybe I should change the fur (moved from Ubuntu to Linux Mint since a few years) , and see how the tape turned.

BTW, I furred my tablet recently.
AHOHA laxap3 years ago
hi laxap

how you made the ubuntu logo ?

thanx
im in love with that fur whered you get it
frenzy laxap4 years ago
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laxap frenzy4 years ago
Thanks! This awesome challenge motivated me to finish many of the things that I started once (starting is easier than finishing!). I enjoy making new things, as well as making cool things that others post!
BrookeHaub1 year ago
Interesting. I think using a sticky-backed velcro or gluing the fur onto a snap-on laptop case would also work if you don't want to glue directly onto your laptop.
snotty (author)  BrookeHaub1 year ago
Sure, I suppose that could work fine. Over the years, the glue has tended to peel off the laptop and stick to the fabric so it's been fine for me. My computer has smooth surfaces that unglue relatively easily with hot glue.
AHOHA3 years ago
cool

i made it too ( late , i know but now see the tuto )

great one snotty

here is mine

also if have any idea to decorate laptop share it
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snotty (author)  AHOHA3 years ago
That's awesome! Thanks for posting your pics.

I wonder if the white will get dirty over time. Mine picks up some lint but I just brush it off. Mine also picks up lots of amused comments but I don't brush those off ;)
AHOHA snotty3 years ago
thanks ,

yes , if it get dirty i replace/clean it ,
snotty (author)  AHOHA3 years ago
Or just keep it dirty so nobody wants to steal your computer :)
AHOHA snotty3 years ago
:-)
snotty (author)  AHOHA1 year ago
Seriously though, I keep my bicycles filthy and ugly (and well locked). They don't get stolen.
jcmangino1 year ago
Like a tech-y teddy bear!
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snotty (author)  jcmangino1 year ago
Eg-Zakly!
snotty (author)  jcmangino1 year ago
Eg-Zakly!
laxap4 years ago
Your very cool instructable inspired me for a slightly different approach.

Thanks a lot!


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snotty (author)  laxap4 years ago
Nice work! I really like the cow theme.
Kamonra4 years ago
I'll say something. I did this a few years ago to my hp laptop, and it burnt out due to the fur. It would come off in bits and pieces, and get stuck in the fan, causing it to burn out. My laptop overheated, and my motherboard essentially melted.
Be very very VERY careful to get some higher grade faux fur for this project. 
snotty (author)  Kamonra4 years ago
Holy smoke!
lukeyj154 years ago
 I love apple macs... Is that an ibook?
Warlrosity4 years ago
Shag carpet would look nice...
snotty (author)  Warlrosity4 years ago
Mmm, shag.
Mmm?
snotty (author)  Warlrosity4 years ago
Mmm=Yummmmy
Una4 years ago
Really cute. Considered decoupaging my laptop. Question:
Does the fur create excess static that might harm your computer?
snotty (author)  Una4 years ago
Una;

Static has never been a problem for me. I'm sure computers are internally shielded from static. This is like using your computer on a rug so it's been no problem. Make sure to post a pic of your decoupaging or furring :)
olsti4 years ago
eehm how about using an elastic cord instead of glowing on your laptop??
You just could pull it over when you want to and wash it from time to time.
snotty (author)  olsti4 years ago
Try it. I can think of some reasons why your suggestion might not work. But rather than be a naysayer I suggest someone try out your idea and tell us all how it went.
kenexinator4 years ago
I'm not saying i'll do this to my laptop but i guess it would be better if you pasted the furry stuff on a plastic hard cover that goes on the laptop so you could remove it just incase.
snotty (author)  kenexinator4 years ago
Good thinking, those snap on covers might do nicely and you could change your computer's outfits! Black fur for quotidian and thick pink shag for evening wear.
Change my computer's outfits ... ok ???
snotty (author)  kenexinator4 years ago
Sure. Maybe something a bit more formal like black velvet for work at the office.
Thenwcp4 years ago
Hahahahahahaha... this will go great with my fuzzy combat boots
eydryan4 years ago
www.schtickers.com/catalog/index.php 

I got myself a suede laptop skin from those guys in the link and it's really cool, basically glues on like a normal laptop skin but I like it better than the instructable cause it's really thin and so my laptop still fits in its perfectskin.
snotty (author)  eydryan4 years ago
 A suede laptop is also a great idea. Too bad these ones you mention don't seem to wrap around the edges of the screen but rather they are just flat and a bit expensive.

I bet someone here could tell us how to mould leather to fit the computer exactly.

Any takers?
eydryan snotty4 years ago
 it's not a good idea to wrap it around the edges because it will certainly snag onto things. It looks good enough just on top, i think better than if it were wrapped. too lazy to take a photo of it now. 

price is a bit high indeed but it really is really cool. and soft...


snotty (author) 4 years ago
Hey there's an even crazier version that I just found here.
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HobbyistX4 years ago
 furry laptop is relevant to my interests.
katfarmer4 years ago
There is no way I would hot glue fur to my laptop!  What about getting a laptop skin with zebra print or another animal for about $10? http://sticviews.com  That's what I have on my laptop!
I don't know about gluing fur on something that costs $200.
or 800.
snotty (author)  Doctor What4 years ago
What's 800? Is it a semi-permanent glue?
He said "I don't know about gluing fur on something that costs $200." 

I responded, "or 800", which is the price of my notebook.
What kind?
VAIO.
Oh, I'm sorry. Well, I guess you can't make it any worse by putting fur on it.
 Hey mister!  I quite like my VAIO!  Vaiola would be upset if she heard you.  Luckily, I have her on mute.
snotty (author)  Doctor What4 years ago
 Ah, I see now.
snotty (author)  Yerboogieman4 years ago
I traded a bicycle for my laptop. I got the bicycle for free and fixed it up. Then the power cord busted so I fixed it, then the backlight busted so I fixed that too :)

Trebuchet03 is right though. Hot glue is semi-permanent; it will stick most things to most things but it also comes off nicely without much pain. That's why I used hot glue instead of spray adhesive.
Why not? Lots of components in laptops are glued on :p

Hot glue is great in that it's semi permanent - especially on a nonporous surface (like a laptop) :p
sharkstun974 years ago
 awesome my only concern ins how to get it off (in case i wanna change colours)  lol is ther a way to make this removable
I was thinking Velcro strips around the edges of the laptop case along with Velcro sewn onto the back of the furs, so you could change them out quick and easy, but you would have to really hot glue the Velcro to the laptop case so it wouldn't rip off when you tried to change out the fur.

I am not brave enough to do this on my shiny aluminum 13" Macbook Pro...
snotty (author)  sharkstun974 years ago
Sure, just pull really hard and the glue will pop right off. No worries.
snotty (author)  snotty4 years ago
Actually, if you want to change colours you might want to try some sort of stick-backed Velcro. This might be a bit bulky but it's always worth a try. Make sure to let me know how it works :)
texabyte snotty4 years ago
they sell plastic cases for apple laptops for about $50
 yeah but with no fur!
snotty (author)  TWMCNANEY4 years ago
 Ah yes, almost free and furry too :)
snotty (author)  texabyte4 years ago
This was pretty much free.
Sir Colton4 years ago
 Pretty cool, to bad that you can't un-fur your laptop without leaving glue marks. :|
snotty (author)  Sir Colton4 years ago
 But you can un-fur without leaving glue marks. The glue comes off if you want.
 Oh, that's nice to know, thanks!
Mehehehful4 years ago
I would totally make this but, my cat would probably use it as scratching board.... :F


Phoghat4 years ago
Looks more like shag carpet than fur
snotty (author)  Phoghat4 years ago
 I once had a cat who also looked more like a shag carpet.
luvit4 years ago
your iBook doubles as a bathroom mat. nice.
Koosie4 years ago
lol, that's a clever idea!  Now it just needs some eyes and teeth.  That'll freak the other passengers on the train ;->
SmAsH! Koosie4 years ago
You forgot the death ray!
snotty (author)  Koosie4 years ago
RRRRAR!
sonogo4 years ago
nice job in there!!

 but what about the laptop heating when covered??
snotty (author)  sonogo4 years ago
The screen makes almost no heat so it's not been a problem.
CameronSS4 years ago
First thing I thought of when I saw this.
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Simons_Pure4 years ago
Good job, but you should probably put a warning that this could make your Laptop over heat.
There's one in the intro. :)
'I didn't fur the bottom of the computer for fear of overheating'
It can still over heat from just covering the top.
snotty (author)  Simons_Pure4 years ago
In my case the screen never gets hot. Especially after I changed the backlight to LEDs. Heat hasn't been a problem.
hobojoe7224 years ago
 i'd be worried about static shock ruining the computer or a component. fur is not really a good idea for electronics. just a warning you should probably add. 
snotty (author)  hobojoe7224 years ago
I think it's OK in this case. Computers have shielding and grounding built into them and the fur is on the outside of this shielding. So there shouldn't be any more risk than using the laptop on synthetic table cloth. I'm not worried.
trebuchet034 years ago
That's awesome! With some eyes (googly eyes maybe?) it's a monster laptop :p
wizerd 7454 years ago
cool
Chromatica4 years ago
Nice work.
that's really neat!