How many times I broke a mobile phone by just letting it fall on the ground or - everybody gets angry, sometimes - while throwing it to the wall or someone's head...
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
Sabots are cool stuff: cheap, and already plied. Only some cutting, welding & grinding to make the pieces you want.
Step 2: Welding the box
Cutting, welding, grinding, again.
Step 3: Adjusting height
To properly cut the sides of the box I prepared a box outside the box with the thickness I wanted.
Some grinding and the job was done.
Step 4: Welding the bolts
How fixing the bottom to the box? Love-less bolts, of course, welded in the box.
Step 5: Preparing the bottom
Cutting, drilling, countersinking, sanding, fixing.
Step 6: Preparing the hinge
Or how two two male-female hinges become one male-female-male hinge.
Step 7: Fixing the cover
Welding the two males to the cover, and the female to the box.
Step 8: Going arty
No armour without appropriate helmet. Since I liked the combination of steel & copper of the popular 'templar helmet' I decided to do something in that way, my way (and to avoid religious symbols but that's another discussion).
Step 9: Transforming the mixer
Mixers, taps & so on are made of copper.
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
Transfer the image to the copper piece & start cutting & sanding.