Introduction: Tape Owns- Part 1: Protective Cell Phone/Mp3 Sleeve

Make a cool sleeve for your iPod or cell phone that will protect it from water, dust, and all those other evil things. First instructable- that means no flaming :p.

Step 1: Materials

You're going to need some duct tape(I chose black),clear packaging tape, scissors, x-acto knife or some other kind of razor, and (of course) your cell phone or mp3 player. You can get different colored duct tape at wal-mart or the home depot. I decided to use black because it looks classy and matches my phone.

Step 2: This Is a Title

Cut out a piece of duct tape about half as long as your phone/ipod.

Step 3: Now It Gets Harder

Fold the duct tape over. This takes practice, so if you don't get it after a couple of tries you can just stick two smaller pieces of tape together

Step 4: Ya I Know Waste of Step

Ya you are now done with the back cover

Step 5: Side Flaps

Get a piece of tape as long as the phone/mp3.
Fold it the long ways.
Repeat.

Step 6: Hahaha Lolzerz a Title

Tape it all together and stick the phone/mp3 in. Should look like pics. Again, sorry for the bad quality.

Step 7: Titles Are a Burden

Cut off the excess on the top and front of phone.

Step 8: So Is Internet F***ing Explorer

Cut out a tiny piece and fold it.

Step 9: Seriously Get Firefox

Tape the tiny lil thing you just made to the top.

Step 10: Internet Explorer Sucks

Repeat step 2 only with the clear packaging tape and make it a little longer.

Step 11: Enough Rants About the Worst Browser Ever Made(oops Slipped One)

tape your clear cover on with more clear tape. Make sure the whole phone/mp3 is covered now. If it's not you need a longer piece of packaging tape. It should look like the picture. almost done....

Step 12: We All Done Now

Use your razor to cut out holes for the charger, headphones, speaker, etc.
If you want to take the phone/mp3 out of it's sleeve then use your razor to cut out a flap at the top or bottom and tape it back together after you put the mp3/cell back in. Congratulations you're now the proud owner of a cool little sleeve for your handheld electronics(im tired of saying phone/mp3 lol)

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RiddleOfSphinx made it!(author)2008-06-01

Well, I happen to like this one. Reminds me of why I keep coming to this site. It can also be up to the person trying to do this to "try harder" to make it how they want it to look : ) Good idea, and I faved it for shear ingenuity and a creative use of common materials : )

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MisterShot made it!(author)2007-06-25

nice instructable!!!:)you dont have to buy a better camera!just dont take your shots too close to the subject!

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Mace42 made it!(author)2007-06-25

Trust me, I will buy a better cam when I get the money. Unless you have the flash on, it takes like 10 seconds to take the picture and it blurs up no matter how far away you are. Thanks though.

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bluenightweasel made it!(author)2008-04-16

what kind of digital camera has a 10 second exposure by default? do you have nightshot on?

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Obsessive made it!(author)2008-04-12

I can't really understand your steps, so I've decided I'm just going to set my phone on fire.

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gatorfan94 made it!(author)2007-11-03

good idea, but the description and pics were so bad i downed your rating from 0. :-(

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joknrok made it!(author)2007-10-25

Oh, come on. Can you even call this a description? More like abstract UFO photography. Try harder please! For christ sakes, people. Ever hear of trying?!

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jakee117 made it!(author)2007-10-24

i upped ur rating 2 a one lol

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jakee117 made it!(author)2007-10-24

oh noes! shaky hands! *cries all night* lol good instructable

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bruc33ef made it!(author)2007-05-30

Why go to all this trouble? For a candybar--type cell phone all you need is an unlubricated condom. You can see the display clearly. Doubles as an emergency water bottle. Cheap. (if you're really cheap recycle a used one!) Readily available. Conversation piece. They even come in colors. The British SAS use them to waterproof their detonators. Very reliable. Works great.

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Mace42 made it!(author)2007-05-30

Ya, but wheres the fun in that? I'd rather make a homemade condom and put my cell in it then go out and buy one. Trouble is fun. Trouble is unique.

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CaffeineHouse made it!(author)2007-07-16

do you also make home made condoms and use them as... condoms?

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mrmath made it!(author)2007-05-29

I tried this with my iPod a long time ago. I was concerned about the display, so tried to cover the openeing for it with packing tape. I had one piece sticky out, one piece sticky in. That created an interference pattern that I didn't like, so threw the whole thing out. Did you run into that with the clear tape?

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Mace42 made it!(author)2007-05-30

i don't totally understand what you just said, but i did run in to a couple of unwanted air bubles and folds here and there. I can still see everything on the screen just fine, but sometimes i press the wrong button. I have to be a little more careful when dialing numbers and playing games. It helps to use your nails(if you don't have long nails, just use the very tip of your fingers.)

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MisterShot made it!(author)2007-06-27

go check "string tripod" instructable!will help u till u get your new cam!:)

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Mace42 made it!(author)2007-06-27

K thanks. Nice avatar.

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BurningApple made it!(author)2007-05-29

I'll try this with some duct tape for my phone.

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Mace42 made it!(author)2007-05-30

dont forget the packaging tape

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TheCheese9921 made it!(author)2007-05-29

was there a freekin eathquake? lol, nice

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Mace42 made it!(author)2007-05-29

my camera takes an hour to take one picture lol it gets blurred if i jiggle my hand a milimeter. its kind of annoying.

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TheCheese9921 made it!(author)2007-05-29

decrease the shutter time or whatever its called or just set it on a surface

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Mace42 made it!(author)2007-05-29

don't see a shutter time in the menu

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Mace42 made it!(author)2007-05-29

set it on a surface:

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TheCheese9921 made it!(author)2007-05-30

nice

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Mace42 made it!(author)2007-05-30

indeed.

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okoshima made it!(author)2007-05-30

flaming for tellin you not to flame.... -

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Mace42 made it!(author)2007-05-30

flaming for flaming for telling you not to flame -_-

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