Mattia from Italy first made this project and sent us the images below for the sugru gallery. We thought it was amazing. So what's the best thing to do with amazing projects? Make a step by step instructable to help everyone make their own of course!
Oh, and we thought it would be cool to make one for an iPad too, so we did. Yay :)
Step 1: What You Need - an Old Book, and Sugru
The nicest iPad or Kindle case can be made from an old leather bound book, the challenge is to find the right size, we found ours in a second hand book shop.
To get the best fit, we brought our Kindle and iPad with us, this way we just held each tablet up to the book to find the best fit, simple.
Car boot sales, charity shops oh, and your attic are also great places to look.
Once we found the best fitting books, we were ready to get cracking :)
You can get sugru from sugru.com or from the instructables store.
TOP TIP: As well as getting the right size it is important to get the right thickness so that the book will close.
The hooks add around 2cm to the thickness of the tablet so your book needs to be thick enough to contain both.
We made this mistake with our ipad book and unfortunately it wouldn't shut properly :(
Oh well, we live and we learn. Best to be too thick than too thin in this instance.