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Micro-Fiber iPod/iPhone Case

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I needed a case to protect my shiny new iPod Touch, The problem was i didn't want a bulky silicone case and nor did i want a fashionable but unpractical one, this and i didn't want to buy something i can make :P

I brainstormed some ideas and my biggest concern was i didn't want the materials to have sharp edges that could scratch the screen, after searching through my some of my limited resources i found some black foam, i also found a microfiber cloth to line the inside of the case with.

As the case is in your pocket or bag the weight of the iPod/iPhone shifts and it rubs against the microfiber cloth which in turn polishes and cleans your device ! Simple !

Now this is how you make it !
 
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Step 2: Measuring

A big part of this project is getting the sizing right.
You need to measure
  • Thickness of foam
  • Width of device
  • Height of device
  • Thickness of device

Using this data calculate how big the sections of foam need to be and then map these out an a piece of paper.

Once you have the measurements, mark them out on your foam.

Step 4: Assemble and Check

Now you have all the sections cut out you need to assemble them without glue to make sure they fit !

Step 6: Increacing efficiency

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As a utilitarian kinda guy i decided i wanted to cut a two notches to improve my case, one for headphones and one to make it easier to open the case lid/flap

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Ahh i bought a big few meters of this roll at a vintage rally near me for 50p!

Its useful for putting over your desk while soldering etc
aww jeeze, everyone's getting itouches, and then i just played with one on the bus, and i was liek, ZOMG, AWESOME.... i always haz to borrow from friends... =-(
LOL I KNOW! like everyone i see now a days has one, but mine is better because its jailbroken!
yep..... I WILL GETS ME ONE SOMEDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! either that or a paintball gun, or a really good lacrosse stick, or a small lathe, or a small bansaw, or....... BUT I WILL GETS MEH ONE!!!!!!!!
*HOPS ON BANDWAGON* I WILL GET AN ITOUCH SOMEDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
toogers Derin5 years ago
mine has been jail broken 20 times. i kept having to restore it.
I'm not for awhile because im waiting for the new 4 generation to come out
i laugh at every one of you, i got the first 2nd gen to be sold at our walmart, they only got 3 in on the first shipment and were backordered for 3 weeks after that, needless to say, i was lucky :D
so what
tjk94 Derin5 years ago
I laugh at all of you (insert hearty laughter here) I'm getting mine tonight! btw: Love the Instructable-->making one asap
Derin tjk945 years ago
>:@
=SMART= (author)  AnarchistAsian5 years ago
I got a new job and worked for months for mine :P
most people get them for Christmas...

damn, i wish i could get a job, nowadays yard work is done by... uhh... "immigrant workers", i won't get into that subject, but anyways

there really isn't too much stuff that kids can do for jobs now... in the u.s.
Amen, I'm 15 and can not find a job that you don't have to be at least 16 for. so far all i've found is chickfila but you still can only work for like 4 hours a day.
well, there are some places in some states that allow it at 14, but i'm not 14, plus i don't live in utah anymore.... =-(

and i would NEVER EVER work at chickfila, because that's soooo degrading to serve people in a fast food resturant... maybe a good resturant...
Money is money... right? I would rather get money working at a fast food restaurant, than nothing...
yeah, i guess.... but still...
MrNagrom5 years ago
not to be a wanker or anything but this is WAYYYY bigger than the silicone case i had for my iphone... i've since moved on to an even bulkier wood one that's still smaller than this one...
=SMART= (author)  MrNagrom5 years ago
Ah yes but mine has better protection !
Sure, but it must look like you're carrying around a 3.5" IDE hard drive in your pocket. I'm sure it would work perfect in a bag or purse, but for carrying in a pocket it's just too big.
Whats wrong with carrying a 3.5" IDE HDD in your pocket? lol
HAHA agree completely
=SMART= (author) 5 years ago
FIRST !
on you own instructions...
=SMART= (author)  masterchrisx35 years ago
Instructable, and its a joke :P
patato patato instructions instructables same thing
=SMART= (author)  masterchrisx35 years ago
Actually its Potato - Patato, with the latter one being a mis pronunciation favored in the US
im bad at spelling...im only 14
Damn what country do you live in? We stop learning spelling here in Australia at like 14 or 15.
he is trying to get attention by making himself seem dumb, its most common it younger girls at his age.
WRONG i just cant spell or write nicely ok ITS NOT FOR ATTENTION
well it looks like you did just fine writing that, think about that
i decided to use spellcheck that time
erm... im only 13, i can spell fine?
are we talking about you? NO.
Wow that was harsh lol
Definitely.
and i wasnt talking to you...
well done, you deserve a sticker
benz_z boky24055 years ago
no a gold star!! (and a very nice -ible do you find it fits well in a tight jean pocket i would make it but the not fitting well in my pocket made me take my last case back:)
in the US and i am in the 10th grade and we still have spelling tests
i never hear anyone actualy say patato and i do live in the us
Sunbanks5 years ago
Good idea, I love having a nice clean ipod screen :D
=SMART= (author)  Sunbanks5 years ago
Thanks !, I hate smudges :P
I hate smudges too :P They annoy me a lot. I finally got a screen protector yesterday though so I'm not as worried about smudging the actual screen. I'm always afraid I'll get a permanent smudge on it...
iMoose5 years ago
Nice sound sticks in the background
=SMART= (author)  iMoose5 years ago
Haha, Cheers mate
FaqMan5 years ago
What are the basic dimensions for the device?
I got one for christmas too! I made the mistake of not getting a case right away. I baby it and the back now looks like it got into a fight with my cat. Bah. PS: good instructable. The extra polish while you go feature is a total selling point ;)
goodgnus5 years ago
Functional, though a bit unsightly. Would look better with rounded corners, maybe sand the foam down? I think you will find the iPod Touch to be quite durable. I have owned an iPhone 3G since early November and I carry it in my pocket with my car keys without a case as well as letting it roll around in my backpack on occasion. The screen has yet to show any scratches, it's glass which is hard to scratch. The back shows some fine wear but it's the back and it's plastic.
No way! Industrial all the way. :)
gmjhowe5 years ago
Yep, you did a good job here - im gonna try making an iPod case that looks like a book (PKM's suggestion) Should be good!
jaminslater5 years ago
cool case im making a similar case but instead of foam im using diamond plating i still need to put the hinges on then when i open it all the way it becomes a stand
Gjdj35 years ago
Nice! I like it. I got an ipod touch for christmas also. What apps do you have on your iPod?