I got my wife a nice Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet. But since we have cats, she can't leave it or the stylus out. We could have kept using the box it came in, but it would have eventually broken down and needed to be replaced. I saw this (https://www.instructables.com/id/iPad-Notebook-Safe/) from Schoochmaroo and thought that with some adjustment, it would be perfect for my wife's tablet. So this is my version.
Step 1: Tools and Supplies
- 8.5 x 14 in binder (Legal Size) I ordered mine from Amazon.
- Drill and Drill Bits (to remove the rivets on the binder)
- Measuring Tape
- Foam Core Board (Got it at wal-mart in the crafty section)
- Razor Blade
- Spray Adhesive
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Marking Utensil (I used a white colored pencil since I was working on black foam core)
- Cutting Mat (Useful for not cutting your counter tops)
- Ruler or other straight edge
- And of course the tablet and stylus
Step 2: Removing the Rings
The next step is to drill out the rivets holding the rings in place.
Step 3: Measuring and Marking
Now you want to measure everything. The tablet, the pen, the binder, the foam core board. Then mark out where it's all going to go. You are going to need 2 pieces of the foam core board.
Step 4: Cutting
Now is where you actually cut out the pieces of foam core board. My recommendation is to cut the pieces out but don't cut out the spots where the tablet and pen are going to go just yet.. Depending on the quality of your razor you may have to cut through the paper on the back.
Step 5: Glue and Cut and Glue Some More
Now take your two pieces of foam core and glue them together with adhesive spray. (I forgot to take pictures here, sorry) Once that has set you can either use the measurements you took previously or you can just trace the outline of the Tablet and Pen onto your double layer of foam core. Once you have that on there cut it out with your trusty (and not too rusty) razor. To assist with getting the pen out you can either cut some finger holes on either side of the pen or add something to pull it out with. I used a small piece of paracord. Make sure the tablet and pen fit tightly into the holes that you cut for them otherwise they may fall out. Now apply the Hot glue to the foam core (and I do recommend using High temp hot glue so that it will stay liquid longer) then place it glue side down on the side of the binder that has holes in it from where you drilled out the rivets.
Step 6: Finished!
And here you now have your finished Tablet safe. You may have to carefully trim some of the foam core from the hinge side to get it to close properly.