Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a brand-new tablet! You just picked it up from the store, mind buzzing with all of the fun technological times ahead! The smooth, sleek lines and superior interface of your new tablet have you staring in awe every time you pick it up.

You want to take it to work, to show off your latest purchase to your coworkers. There's a big meeting scheduled, and a tablet like this will surely be a big help in the conversation.

There's only one problem... You forgot to buy a case for it!

It's too late to go back to the store now! How can you take your tablet to work when there's nothing to make it look unique?! Forget the smooth, sleek lines that had you in awe earlier! You need some COLOR!!! Maybe taking it to work isn't such a great idea... Shucks...

Why so glum? There's a simple solution to your problem! Remember that huge box of K'nex that you bought the kids last Christmas? It can save your dreams of technological fun!

With the K'nex housed in that box, you can quickly build a high tech, super unique case that will have all your coworkers staring in wonder!

Hurry up and grab that box! You have some building to do!

NOTES: This case is optimized for the iPad Mini, an 8" screen tablet. Tablet sizes may vary. Furthermore, this case does not guarantee protection from damage, in which case the author of this Instructable cannot be held responsible. Thank you.

Step 1: Pieces

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To make the K'nex Tablet Case, you will need:

-23 White connectors
-1 Blue connector
-15 Yellow connectors
-20 Grey connectors
-6 Red connectors
-4 Light grey connectors
-3 Orange diagonal "Y" connectors
-2 Purple loop connectors
-Two "Y" connectors
-2 Black caps
-4 Blue separators
-89 Green rods
-45 White rods
-1 Green bendy rod



I have a full size iPad. Not a mini.
nerfrocketeer (author)  EpicMinecrafter8703 months ago

Perhaps you can customize it to make it bigger?

www1391 year ago

I can't vote! Waaaaaa!!!! :P

nerfrocketeer (author)  www1391 year ago
The contest is over I think. :(

yeah it is

Cool! I like the stories you always write at the beginning of your instructables :D

Haha thanks Sandro! I try to make it entertaining because I know most people don't actually build this, they just read it. Thanks for looking!
Triclaw1 year ago

great job got my vote

nerfrocketeer (author)  Triclaw1 year ago
Thanks Triclaw!
didexo1 year ago
Awesome! I like the intro!
nerfrocketeer (author)  didexo1 year ago

Thanks! I'm glad you like it! :)

My pleasure.
reader53021 year ago
Can you make an iPad 2 version of this? Thanks.
nerfrocketeer (author)  reader53021 year ago

Hey there, sorry I don't have an iPad 2, or the pieces to make another version. I have many new builds and jobs tying me up at the moment. It's easy to adjust this to your needs, though. Simply add more length or width to suit your needs! Sorry for any inconvenience here.

legochest1 year ago

Great work. Voted for you! :) I will have to try my hand on this contest...been thinking...still thinking...

nerfrocketeer (author)  legochest1 year ago

Thanks man! Good luck with your entries!

hunter9991 year ago

Look who's back! Gees, I got a lot of catching up to do with posts. Sorry for my absence.

Awesome case, more detailed than the ones I have seen. Congratz on the feature my friend!

Those prizes look pretty sweet this year, time to un-pack my K'nex, and do, what I do best :D

nerfrocketeer (author)  hunter9991 year ago

Yeah man! Glad to see you back on 'Ibles! ;) Glad you like the case! This is the first one of my 20! 19 to go! Next one is an office piece! Yeah the prizes look awesome! Hope we can both win something again! Good luck! I can't wait to see your entries!

Darthorso1 year ago

Great great idea my bro! Well done!

I was waiting for a new project from you, and this one is wonderful!

Favorited AND voted! :)

nerfrocketeer (author)  Darthorso1 year ago

Thanks again man! I'm glad you like it! There will be more in the near future (including some Nerf mods) ;). Thanks for the vote and fave!

My pleasure dear gunslinger! ^^

Looking forward the Nerf ones :D Hope they'll make a Nerf Contest soon, I suggested it in forum topics... I have one or two project to post in a contest like that ;)

nerfrocketeer (author)  Darthorso1 year ago

I know! It would be the best contest ever! My projected winners would be you, me, Brittliv, and Attmos!

Ahahah! :D I'm hoping my friend, I'm hoping! :D

Nice done, and good instructions!


nerfrocketeer (author)  Gargamel-Knex1 year ago

Thanks for your nice comment and the sub!


Awesome job! Using the one blue connector on the back of the case for the camera to have an unobstructed view is pure genious!

Why thank you very much! Yes using a camera on a mobile device is a very important factor to me! Thanks for looking and for featuring! ;)