Introduction: SLR Case From a Laundry Bottle @ TechShop

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I made this case for my SLR at TechShop.  It's moderately water proof protective and best of all incognito. I always ask people to guess what's in it when they ask me what that laundry bottle is and so far no one's guessed easily and hardly anyone's gotten it. I really like someone's suggestion to hit it with the heat gun to melt certain areas so they're tighter around the camera. Check out for more info about this awesome resource.

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this is the finished case with the clasp tied down.

Step 3: Cut the Lide and Sinch the Top

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cutsinch the top with a zip tie running exactly as shown and 

Step 4: Tie Lid Bungee

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tie the lid bungee with figure 8 knots

Step 5: Figure 8 Knot

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Step 6: Make the Button

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zip tie the button exactly as shown

Step 7: Add the Belt

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cut a couple of slits in the back and weave the belt thru

Step 8: Camera in It's Case

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here it is nestled in it's case, and yes that is a silk tie that i use as a strap

Step 9: Finished

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here's me wearing the case. no one will know you have an expensive camera on you


Just4Fun Media (author)2015-04-28

I built a simple but more durable project that allows the camera to take pictures, while safely stored in a plastic container.

Kiteman (author)2012-04-11

The idea is actually quite clever, it's just the execution that leaves a bit to be desired.

It's certainly not as stupid as forgetting to lift your fist off the exclamation mark before you post.

WorkingGunn (author)Kiteman2013-01-31


Kiteman (author)2012-04-10

No padding??

caarntedd (author)Kiteman2012-04-11

Kitchen sponges?

Kiteman (author)caarntedd2012-04-11

That might work, but it should have been part of the project, IMO.

Dream Dragon (author)2012-04-11

A really interesting project, thanks for sharing it, you have several clever ideas that could be applied to other projects. Like Kiteman I'd like to see some padding for my valuable and delicate electronic equipment. Perhaps a session with a hot air gun would help ease some fitting and closure issues and I'd remove the labels just for aesthetic reasons.

snotty (author)2012-04-10

Nice and simple!

It seems like the camera would get hung up on the lid when you try to remove it in a hurry. Has that been a problem or is is easy to use?

andrewrimmer (author)2012-04-10

Coool!! I like it. :)

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