Introduction: How to Make a Laptop Case

Learn how to make a simple laptop case out of old jeans and a piece of plastic

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street_racer21 (author)2014-04-28

videos not working for me.

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zargar_230 (author)2013-09-15

wow! you are sooo pretty ;)

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cmcgee5 (author)2013-09-02

Whats up with this chick...

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manutea (author)2012-08-02

Whoa ! nice woman

Thanx for sharing ...

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r_n_r (author)2012-07-06

very nice how do i get into her pants

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wanna beco (author)2012-03-19

There was a laptop in the vid? huh??.... all I saw was some beautiful girl... I guess I'll have to watch it again.... and again and again

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ctabbrudaz (author)2011-11-27

A good idea to use the transparent foil, so the laptop a water spill resitance. But you´ll have troubles with the cooler system (I am not the first who mentions that), because the cloth saves the heat that the Laptop makes.

My solution to avoid this Problem:
search for a rough gridded, thin textile, which disturbs the air flow as little as possible

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IrahFuse (author)2010-06-24

Overheating problems?

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rangua (author)IrahFuse2011-05-05

that was my first reaction to this.. specially when she was hitting the thing with a hairdryer

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ahanson4 (author)rangua2011-06-23

The hairdryer was to get out the wrinkles in the plastic and if you look closely at the case, there is plastic over the keyboard. I don't think it's made to use while it's in the case.

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rangua (author)ahanson42011-06-23

i dont know.. it looks a bit troublesome to be putting it in and out of the case... maybe the overheating is not a problem. i mean, with some holes here and there. maybe it could work... its so cheap and looks so good that it could be well worth it :)

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mrbob1000 (author)2008-07-28

your touchpad wont work... it needs a conductive input source (finger, flat foil) i suggest carefully cutting out the plastic over the touchpad surface.

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trebuchet03 (author)mrbob10002008-07-28

Despite their name, touch pads do not require you to touch them. They function using capacitance, not conductivity. It is very likely that the touch pad sensor has a plastic covering (or other coating) to protect it (and for styling). The picture below shows my touch pad. After many years of use, the paint has worn away off the clear plastic pad - revealing the grid structure of the sensor. Your mileage may vary, of course ;) --- This is why touch pads are quite annoying to use in humid environments (like where I call home :p).

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red-king (author)trebuchet032009-02-01

they're annoying to use anyway. lol

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ahanson4 (author)red-king2011-06-23

I agree. I like the little thingy that's on the keyboard. I have no clue what it is but I refer to it as a "nubbin". They're much easier to use.

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uglymike (author)trebuchet032008-07-28

Actually it depends on the touch pad. Older pads used capacitance but some of the newer ones (like Apple I-Pods) use conductivity. If someone wasn't sure, they would just have to try it out and see what happens.

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trebuchet03 (author)uglymike2008-07-29

Can you link us up to that bit of documentation? I can't seem to find anything that says this...

I mean there's a lawsuit of a capacitance touch sensors on the click wheels. And even the latest iPod touch uses capacitance for it's touch pad - according to their patent, at least.

Conductivity sensors are out dated - they can't "see" any changes at sensor points near the finger (which is why capacitive sensors are used).

There is, however, a new bit of tech - which apple does have implemented in the iPhone.Frustrated Total Internal Reflection. Because the underlying principle of capacitive and resistive sensors does not allow for multi touch applications

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uglymike (author)trebuchet032008-07-29

I guess I was wrong about the I-pods. I remember reading a review for some ski gloves with "special conductive fingertips" for use with I-Pods because using regular gloves wouldn't work with the click wheel. I guess I inferred the wheel was conductive. I should know better than to trust marketing people. I did have a friend who wrapped the face of his I-Pod with a protective cover (taken from a Palm Pilot screen protector) and the wheel didn't work with that on either.

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uguy (author)mrbob10002008-07-28

Not True..

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giannyl (author)mrbob10002008-07-28

Hi , i was thinking to do that, but work fine without cutting out the plastic.

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Ysabeau (author)2011-03-03

There is no hole for usb, electric power, CD or card!

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gibon143 (author)2009-10-15

Who is this chick in these videos....? Way to present how to dosomething cutie!

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hed420 (author)gibon1432010-05-23

I have to agree. I found it hard concentrating on the instructable!

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tioshrek (author)hed4202011-01-11

hahah its true!!!

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diocorleone (author)2010-11-07

beautyful ,beautyful , and the case is very cool ,also , talent and beauty , and some people still say is not compatible , thanks for being alive .

encantadora

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ufuk_19 (author)2009-09-01

it is very good idea and presentation. can we add some pocket on this project, for be more useful?

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poundstorm (author)2009-04-15

thats really cool but dont u want to cut slits for the usb and cd drives

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psydox (author)2009-01-31

This girl not only Pretty but Talented too...

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htmllionaire (author)2008-07-28

Alright, looks great and all, but I have a major problem - cooling. Could just be I missed something (which is why I hate video instructables), but I didn't see how the laptop could properly cool itself. For example, my laptop has to have a section on the side, back, and bottom free from obstruction for cooling (and even then, I use an external cooling fan). Could be worth noting the potential for overheating, which can occur fairly quickly. Aside from that problem, nice instructable, looks pretty good, and its a great way to recycle those old jeans.

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rimar2000 (author)2008-07-28

Muy buena idea (very good idea)

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IdahoDavid (author)2008-07-28

Very nice. Nice project, too.

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uguy (author)2008-07-28

Excellent, thanks for sharing.

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