Make Something Useful out of Whatever You Find.
We decided to create a laptop case that is functional and fun to carry. What we like most about this case is that it is not obvious to others that you are carrying a laptop.
We are using readily available materials from the recycling bin and the junk bins here at the ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program) shop.
For materials we used a cardboard box, a fedEx envelope as a lining, packing bubbles for padding, and wire as fastiners. Some discarded nails, a pair of scissors, an exacto knife and a pen are the tools we used.
Update 11/12/06 : We got pretty worried about the Tyvec and static, so we decided we could do better and put our minds at rest. Luckily we're in no short supplies of anti-static bags here so ...
voila -- lining 2.0! check out the follow up steps at the end for the new lining.
Step 1: Cutting the Box
Step 2: Measuring for Fit
Step 3: Trim to Fit
Step 4: Make the Edge Padding
The edge padding was made out of rolled up Bubble Tape.