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Fur Your Laptop!

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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
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laxap frenzy4 years ago
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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
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