Step 1: Materials List

1 Scotch # 7974 Bubble Mailer Size 4 (9.5in x 13.5in)
I bought a 6 pack at Target for around $5.00.
Spray Adhesive (Krylon 7010 was used by me but others may work)
Elmer's Contact Cement
4 Sqft of automotive/uphostery vinyl in a color matching the envelope (@ 10.00/yd enough for 4-5 envelopes)
Cutting Knife (better a upholstery knife/carton knife than a Xacto)
Heavy books (enough to cover full surface area of envelope with considerable overlap
2 Red buttons
1 ft Red waxed cotton cord ( purchased 12 ft at michaels for .99)
Thread (the heavier the better)
1 Heavy gauge needle (thick enough to punch through but thin enough to fit through the holes in the buttons with 4-5 threads inside)
Awesome Instructable.<br/>I have always loved this and the commercials, even the parody's are hilarious (obviously).<br/>Nice job.<br/>+1 rating.<br/><br/><div style="margin-left:15px;"> <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/sQiiszIthx4"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/sQiiszIthx4" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344" wmode="transparent"></embed></object></div><br/>
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haha, nice parodie... "thin as hell" ;p -gamer
FWIW Left the MBA in my car in this envelope, someone broke into it today, and took the GPS, my cell charger, spare chage but left the MBA!
Nice)<br/>I'd like to make something similar but I've seen <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.maconair.com">Mac on Air</a> posted they are sold somewhere. Anybody knows?<br/>
Yeah Ive seen the product but <br/>1) it's 29.99+S+H <br/>2) It's only padded in felt (mine is padded with the bubble wrap, I think it offers more protection and <br/>3) This goes much more with the <strong>maker</strong> ethos of DIY... but they do have a fun product...<br/>
Anyone got a good geeky idea for housing the power supply, ethernet adapter and superdrive? I have thought of compartmentalizing an envelope to house all of this, thus having two envelopes for my MBA but there is something missing.... any good ideas?
You Could use an ATX Power supply housing , it's neat and it has nice ventilation , though , you'll need an usb hub and a couple of zipties
but luggin that thing around kinda makes the whole air premise mute!
You're right . :)
Am thinking of making another one of these (remember I bought a 6 pack still have 2 left plust a LOT of vinyl). I am considering rare earth magnet clasps in between the seams on the edges and in the middle, I don't really like how the top flap is so loose... I know I could reinforce it (Wire, cardboard, carbon fiber etc) but that just does not sit well...
I wouldn't use magnets...not to good for you expensive mac book. Nice instructable but how much can the mac book air do? Game wise? Is it fast?
I don't play games so don't know about that, it certainly is fast enough for regular apps. I would not do video editing on it... And a lot of cases use magnets, even the MBA has a magnetic closure and the wickedly strong rare earth magnets of the power conector.
Cool! I need a case for my new MacBook (got it monday)
White? Black? Pro? Air?
The basic ($999 after $100 student discount) white one.
Original , Nice Idea , <br/>But You Know What , I Prefer the Leopard's Start music <a rel="nofollow" href="http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=174734238&s=143441">Exodus Honey</a><br/>
Yeah but it does not match the commercial.. ;)
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But , But , But It Matches The OS intro Lolz..
nice and I was wondering how you like your macbook air.
I love it! It's perfect for me... it can really go with me anywhere... can barely feel it's there and at the same time it's useful as a full computer. Have been carrying a vulcan flipstart for a couple of months and this by far blows it away, if you are not going to do any heavy stuff on it it's awesome as a second computer. Plus, with Back to My mac and/or an external USB drive you can have everything you need with you at all times..
does the external cd drive cause any problems
how so? It works perfect for installing apps and watching movies... does not fit into the case though... that's my next instuctable...
Can anyone figure out how to get an image trasfered on to the vinyl? I tried the laserjet printed on to photopaper with an iron trick and came up with nothing but burnt vinyl.. Am thinking about t-shirt transfer paper but that just does not seem to be a good choice... any ideas short of silk screening this beauty? I want to actually put the interoffice envelope grid on it for the sake of complete geekyness (I don't know if I will punch the holes through though..)
Very cute! and Linux-you lucky duck! I love my Macbook I got last August, but can't help having a touch of Air Lust!

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