A quick and dirty case for the EEEPC out of a CD case
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Step 1: The Eeepc
This little jewel is produced by Asus and is taking the world by storm.
It is small, light, powerful, cheap, Linux powered and in all cute as a button.
As much as I never bought a Mac in my life (first due to the high price on their tags and then for being more a Linux guy and thus not really into closed source software) I could not help to admire the slick lines and the stilish layout of the MacBook.
So, as soon I got my little baby, I started to fear the scratches that I could inflict on it transporting it bare as it was in my backpack.
Thus I had resolved to buy a protection of some sort that very night, but it happened that before I arrived home I had to do some small shopping at Ikea and there I found this...
Step 2: The LYCKLIG Case
I noticed immediately two things, first that it was rougly the same size of the eeepc and second that it was discounted to 3.50 EURO.
A quick test and I run home with an idea forming in my mind.
First problem was to get the CD sleeves out of it (or it would have been really crammed inside) but I found out that that was actually very easy and a couple of blade slashes later the problem was integrally solved.
Step 3: Get Some Love to the Eeepc
Okay, the case was ready, but the interior was far from soft, thus I had to find some way of cushion the PC.
Some really easy to find foam solved the problem. Just cut out what you need and glue it inside in a manly way (That comes from the guy afraid from scratching his new toy).
After about an hour you can get the weight away and the foam will be finely glued to the inside of the case.
Step 4: Opps Glue Passed Through :(
When I was done with that, I noticed that some of the glue passed through the foam and even if it was not a really really big deal, made the whole work seem messy.
Thus a further step was taken in form of an artificial silk sheet that was lying around at home. So I did cut a piece of it and glued it by the sides of the foam.
After another hour or so, the work was finished.
Step 5: Finished!
And so there it is , my eeepc is safe from scratches and I can put it in my backpack without any fears.
Besides there is always that wonderful moment in which I reach for the case and everyone around asks " You travel with CDs? What's it, your music?"
The "WTF look" I receive when I answer "No, it is my laptop" is priceless :)