Too many, many too many. Even my strongest Samsung shockproof didn't resist, finally.
Mobiles are fragile, too fragile, and need our protection.
So I decided to develop an armour - a panzer!
An armour will
1) protect the inside
2) make you think twice before throwing it
3) be more effective when the phone goes ballistic
Low-cost, shockproof. And, don 't forget, cool!
- some scrap or, in my case, a few metal sabots used in woodconstruction stuff
- an old mixer
- all the metal working gear you can grab
Step 1: Preparing the Sides
Step 2: Welding the Box
Step 3: Adjusting Height
Some grinding and the job was done.
Step 4: Welding the Bolts
Step 5: Preparing the Bottom
Step 6: Preparing the Hinge
Step 7: Fixing the Cover
Step 8: Going Arty
Step 9: Transforming the Mixer
I'll show you two ways to obtain a large copper piece on the cheap:
- cutting & flattening a copper tube
- dismantling a mixer
I those the second because I wanted it to be relatively thick.
Step 10: Copypasting
Step 11: The Big Drilling
Drill the holes for speaker, plug & image in the box.
Use a dremel countersink to enlarge (although I wasn't satisfied at all of this tool).
Use a classic file to enlarge better.
A bit sanding finish the job.
Step 12: Add 'the Nose'
Some pre-drilling in the nose and there you go.
Cut the excess & put a few points of welding on the back to assure that the screws will never go away.
Step 13: Drilling the Pad
Now you'll sure that behind each hole there will be a button.
Step 14: Making the Keypad
Fix them with a bolt.
Cut & grind.
Remove the bolts: you'll become tiny screws that will perfectly have the rigt size.
Put some grease on the back of the pad to prevent the glue will stick to it.
Put the screws in place.
Take a piece of transparent foil with some glue.
Put in on the back & let it dry.
Now you'll have a real steel keypad.
Note that I polished the whole before fixing the keypad.
Step 15: Assembling
Step 16: Call Me Maybe!
Hope you liked this one, and thanxxxxxxxxxx for whatching!