Introduction: How to Make a Duct Tape Case for a Mp3 Player

with a screen protector

Step 1: Materials

you will need;

mp3 player
packaging tape
duct tape

tools;

hobby knife
scissors

Step 2: Screen Protector

wrap one layer of packaging tape around the mp3 player, sticky side out.

put some packaging tape on the packaging tape and tear it off. this will remove some of the gle. repeat until a section the size of the screen has no glue.

do the same for the controls

(sorry about the pics, my camera turned into a giant robot that anhiliated the galaxy. actually, no, I just dropped it )

Step 3: Now for the Duct Tape

put a strip of duct tape on the table and use the hobby knife to cut holes for the power and reset buttons, the headphone jack, and the usb slot.

put it on the player sticky side out and use various strips of duct tape to cover the sticky ones

Step 4: It's a Wrap

(sorry for the pun)

wrap the rest in duct tape (remember to put it inside out first, then inside in)

if you want the case to be removeable. carefully cut along the bottom so only one side is connected, and put a strip of duct tape over the cut

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letstormdufield made it!(author)2012-08-06

Great Instructable, the only thing I need is the mp3 player. lol

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Bbox made it!(author)2006-09-27

meh...

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The+nerdling made it!(author)2011-07-20

MEH?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I POD CASES ARE SO IMPORTANT

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sonofspikerr made it!(author)2011-03-21

I tried making one of these before i read this... i used superglue on the screen protector to hold it on and didn't wait for it to dry. My sansa fuze got super glued in the case (luckily, i got it out, unluckily, it melted a portion of it) :(

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Breann%2C+yo. made it!(author)2011-02-05

This is a great idea. Functional and brilliant too!

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Dread_Neck made it!(author)2010-11-29

Notice how the tape in the background is the only things thats clear...... :D lol googd job

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MrMadmonkey4 made it!(author)2010-05-15

can you make one for an ipod touch? make an instructable on that.

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sharlston made it!(author)2009-08-07

woaa thats well good,neat design -sharlston

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sbacon made it!(author)2009-05-15

Nice! I made one similar a while back and they really work, mine has an ID clip on it so that I can attach it to clothing and it wont fall out of my pocket.

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Marche made it!(author)2009-01-04

Wow. Turns out I made one for my 8Gb Zune last night before seeing this ible' The results:

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frankfarms made it!(author)2009-01-15

you should write your own instructable for that. There isn't much zune stuff on intructables

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Marche made it!(author)2009-05-01

Hah. I'll write one up when I decide to stop being lazy :P I just got a nice digital camera and my linux rig back up, so I just might.

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kokosmack made it!(author)2009-04-29

i definately think you should create an instructable on that too.

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bombmaker2 made it!(author)2009-01-05

nice

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troyka made it!(author)2008-03-25

Looks like a creative zen sleek. discontinued now but a great mp3 player..

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jesuisravi made it!(author)2009-01-15

creative zen sleek PHOTO. I can't even remember when I bought it, but it's still with me. <3

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baneat made it!(author)2008-08-24

Correction a crappy mp3 player that broke down on me in like 3 months.

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troyka made it!(author)2008-08-25

your entitled to your opinion, but mine is still working perfectly, and has been for years, so my assertion that its great is still valid.

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jesuisravi made it!(author)2009-01-15

I have that mp3 player! Bigups!

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warrockdude made it!(author)2009-01-09

that was easy...:] lol

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totallytape made it!(author)2008-12-28

I made a case for the iPod classic. Looks very similar to the one you made. I have free instructions off my site if anyone wants to check out it http://www.totallytape.com/

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bombmaker2 made it!(author)2009-01-05

also nice

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PetervG made it!(author)2006-07-25

It dosen't look like it actually does anything...

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AlexTheGreat made it!(author)2006-07-25

it prevents scratches to the screen

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tater+killer made it!(author)2008-02-27

what kind of mp3 is that?

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jake2k3 made it!(author)2006-10-17

It totally rocks in the south, we duct tape everything.

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Saby+Waby made it!(author)2007-12-23

were do you live im in dallas and no one does a tape except for me and anime kid oddly enough (but i only do it for craft kinda stuff)

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p07gbar made it!(author)2007-10-28

Like it but I cant get it neat. Any Tips?

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Skellington made it!(author)2007-08-11

Cool, I'm going to try one for my camera. :D

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PSPerson made it!(author)2007-04-07

I'm totally doing this for my Nano!!!!!!!!!

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oryx made it!(author)2007-03-02

thanks for the tips. i kinda just did my own thing and i'm pretty happy. plus, these are really easy to make, so always can try again sometime. i've never made stuff with duct tape before, but i made a wallet & mp3 case for my creative vision:m tonight in no time. fun projects- and very cool looking!!! :)

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Kaitlin.Cadaver made it!(author)2006-11-09

I have the same MP3 player. I was looking for just a simple MP3 player case but it's cool to find one for my MP3 player, so thanks :]

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