Introduction: Kindle 6'' Cover
I want to clarify that my native language is Spanish and my English is not the best, so this is translated by google translator
My new acquisition, a friend brought me U. S. a kindle and is definitely a very interesting device that performs the task for which it was designated in Wonderland, display electronic books. As no comparison with tables as they are two different things is like comparing a motorcycle to a bicycle, are two different things.
I have to emphasize how impressive the screen quality is better, the convenience of the arrangement of the keys to change the page, surprising is the ability to surf for free on the 3G version, but not a full browser, but gmail and twitter opens without problems.
Making a brief description does not fragile or anything like that, but one out there wants to take care of belongings to think of a case, but considering that the equipment in the U.S. 3G version costs $ 189, you can pay $ 29.99 per basic version yu $ 59.99 for one that has light. Then I saw the necessity to make a protector for my Kindle.
Covers were 2 until the first is in my possession and the second a little better care of the details is what I gave him my friend and which document the process.
Step 1: Requirements
2 Paperboard to cover 13 cm x 20.5 cm
Paperboard of 1 cm x 20.5 cm
Organic or synthetic leather 32 cm x 24 cm
22cm thick elastic thread
10 cm 4 Elastic
Goma Eva (Foamy) 28 cm x 20
Utility knife - Cutter
Rule or Square
Punch - Drill
Step 2: Cut Materials
Need 3 cardboards so the mark and cut, 2 of 13 cm x 20.5 cm and 1 of 1 cm x 20.5.
We verified that the faux leather on the measures identified is to our liking, but the edge that goes inside after sticking EVA (foamy) will be covered.
And can cut 2 strips of elastic about 10 cm each.
The elastic thread is advisable to cut after test whether the length is fine.
Measures are the same you see in the picture over.
Step 3: Glued
We comparedthemeasurements andseewhat it will lookbeforeputtingthe glue.
We markthe centerfornomistakes.Onceyou'repleased,weputuniversalglue,waita fewminutestoaerateandputinthecorrectposition.
Rememberthat theseparationbetween thecoversand thespinehastobe0.4cm.Forease of referenceseen in theimages .
Oncedry,we will have tocutcornersat an angletobind.Andrepeatthegluingprocess.
Step 4: Closing Thread
We will have to make 2 holes with a drill to get through the elastic thread for the back cover.
With this, we passed the thread and paste, leading to the corners, in fact I do not hit me too but it was enough to hold it while continuing with the following steps.
Step 5: Gluing the Elastic and EVA (foamy)
In the EVA (foam) we have to make some cuts as indicated in the picture, have a separation of 0.6 cm from the parallel, the ends are 2.5 cm and 10.5 cm more distant but from that point attention to the inside makes the cut. The latter is at 12.5 cm.
Pass the elastic and can be pasted (not recommended) or buckling.
Put glue on the entire surface, we aerate and paste.
Step 6: Mark and Bend
Mark in the folds, we press on an object but not cut and folded. Let everything dry well before use.
It was so ready. Enjoy it
9 years ago
Best quality of design and instruction that I have seen, EXACTLY the design i was looking for! KUDOS, Nico219 !! Basic design is easily adaptable and very attractive!! I am going to make and stamp or foil a quote on the front ! YEAHHHH!!!!
11 years ago on Step 6
I like the design with the faux leather. However, I made one using foam core board for the panels. I aligned and mated the panels using Gorilla Tape. Once that was accomplished, I covered the outside of the panels with a nice cloth and spray adhesive, overlapping to the inside of the panels. Once that was dry, I created inside panels with white matt board, and glued them in place. This hid the cloth overlapping to the inside nicely. Then I used velcro to attach the Kindle to the inside. A simple strap with velcro is used to keep the cover closed.
Reply 9 years ago on Introduction
Adhere for the pictures!... pls, upload them... I have a kindle too.. so, i'd like to see your option before I make mine...
Reply 11 years ago on Step 6
I'd like to see the results, please add a photo.
Thanks for your comment.
10 years ago on Introduction
Nice! I made two for my brother and me, but I used felt instead of EVA and rouded the corners.
11 years ago on Step 5
That foam might not be strong enough for the weight of the kindle fire. I think perhaps using felt might work better. You could use a combination of felt and foam. Foam for the the shock ability and felt for the strength. Just glue both together then to the back of the cover with the elastic going through both. Just thinking.
Reply 11 years ago on Step 5
Es buena la idea, yo tengo el kindle 3 y la funda funciona perfecto por lo menos en caídas siguió sin problemas.
It's a good idea, I have the kindle 3 and the cover works perfectly for at least drops continued without problems.
12 years ago on Introduction