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

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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.
 
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 : )
MisterShot8 years ago
nice instructable!!!:)you dont have to buy a better camera!just dont take your shots too close to the subject!
Mace42 (author)  MisterShot8 years ago
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.
what kind of digital camera has a 10 second exposure by default? do you have nightshot on?
Obsessive7 years ago
I can't really understand your steps, so I've decided I'm just going to set my phone on fire.
gatorfan947 years ago
good idea, but the description and pics were so bad i downed your rating from 0. :-(
joknrok7 years ago
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?!
jakee1177 years ago
i upped ur rating 2 a one lol
jakee1177 years ago
oh noes! shaky hands! *cries all night* lol good instructable
bruc33ef8 years ago
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.
Mace42 (author)  bruc33ef8 years ago
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.
do you also make home made condoms and use them as... condoms?
mrmath8 years ago
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?
Mace42 (author)  mrmath8 years ago
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.)
go check "string tripod" instructable!will help u till u get your new cam!:)
Mace42 (author)  MisterShot8 years ago
K thanks. Nice avatar.
I'll try this with some duct tape for my phone.
Mace42 (author)  BurningApple8 years ago
dont forget the packaging tape
was there a freekin eathquake? lol, nice
Mace42 (author)  TheCheese99218 years ago
my camera takes an hour to take one picture lol it gets blurred if i jiggle my hand a milimeter. its kind of annoying.
decrease the shutter time or whatever its called or just set it on a surface
Mace42 (author)  TheCheese99218 years ago
don't see a shutter time in the menu
Mace42 (author)  Mace428 years ago
set it on a surface:
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nice
Mace42 (author)  TheCheese99218 years ago
indeed.
okoshima8 years ago
flaming for tellin you not to flame.... -
Mace42 (author)  okoshima8 years ago
flaming for flaming for telling you not to flame -_-