Ok so i need a dvd tin case if anyones got one just comment
Posted by stefanwebb49 5 years ago
Anyone know where i can get a case (empty or made for it) that is 24"X4"X4"? cause im trying to restore an old metal clarinet and the case that came with it is shot. anyone know where i can get that size case (if so, with a bag built into it or some kind of compartment inside the case)?
Posted by KT Gadget 9 years ago
I have an old VCR, and I took it apart and scavenged for useful parts. I sold a couple, and threw out the rest. I kept the empty case in case I though of something to do with it, but so far I've had no ideas. I still kept the plugs and other parts from the inside which you can see from the outside. If anybody has an idea for what to do with it that would be great. Thanks in advance.
Posted by ursostupid 7 years ago
Hey everyone, I recently just had the idea of making the ultimate man laptop case, and once i get some $$$, it will be put into affect. Its body will be made out of a harbor frieght tools case (metal), gonna cut out the front and reinforce with wood, then goes on (2) 6v solar cells. Behind on the inside there will be foam surrounding the DC Volt reader, and if i can manage, two cheap portable speakers that i have that run off a USB cable/aux. They can easily be converted though. Im going to cut out a slot for my SSD to be placed as well as some headphones if theres room. On the bottom part, im going to send those wires to the power controller for the /solar/ and the /battery/ which will be a 12v Gel RC Car battery (long ones that are fairly big). After that comes the DC-AC inverter which will be disected to save space and the plugs will be movable. SPDT switch comes next to switch from 12v to the 5v USB hub thats gonna be installed. Foam will encase everything, then im throwing some .25 aluminum sheeting on top for a nice finished look. This whole project should run me about $350 or so. I realize this case might be heavy, but I think once most of the parts have been sheded of there cases then I think it might be a little lighter. Going to overheat and/or short circuit something? I plan on making a channel for each seperate item in the foam, and throwing 2 USB fans on them. Any help would be greatley appricated with this project :)
Posted by Darkshot 8 years ago
I want to show my friend how awesome instructables is, and I want to show him the power of 3d printing as well. So I wanted to print him an ipod case, but it is just barely too long. It isn't like it is tall, just a little bit too long.
Posted by furrysalamander 5 years ago
I cant make up my mind between these two Zippos'Hidden Dragon''Patriotic Version'What do you think?What would you get?OrIs there a different zippo you would get?below are images from zippo case museum (offical websight)update i go the Patriotic version and i love it. added some pics
Posted by i make shooting things 10 years ago
This is where you can suggest cases for iPods, such as a carved out book that holds an iPod and headphones (like the one I made last year) or maybe have an idea to make a secret iPod holder out of a pop can. If you have any ideas/pictures of your case (hand made or store bought) post em here. I'll get this started... One idea I have is an iPod case for my 1st gen 4GB apple mini of mine, I am currently making an instructable on it so it will be published once my camera gets back so I can take the finishing pictures of it. Descriptions/ideas/how to make one from an idea listed/pictures/ect. are all welcome here (MP3 player related).
Posted by Dr.Paj 10 years ago
Hey I have this Altoids case, it's one of the smalls. I was thinking of what to do with it, then I looked at my zippo. I hate the case my zippo is in right now, it's old and worn and for some reason makes your hands stink if you hold it at all. So my zippo fits almost perfectly in the smalls case. But I was wondering if anyone has any good ideas of how to make it where you can light it when its in the case. I was just thinking about cutting some holes in the top with my dremel. But I would maybe like to try to keep the original flip top aspect of the case. So some how make it flip open like a zippo maybe. Anyone think this sounds interesting. And know where I might be able to get the mechanism. Or is there a way to take it off my old case. Thanks in advance, maybe I could make an instructable on how I do it.
Posted by peaceamidst 8 years ago
I just made my first instructable!!!, which is a clever little play on the quintessential "ipod"/gadget sock case...I have an idea to make the same type of case for something possibly as large as a laptop... Unfortunately, I do not have a sock that wide, nor am i willing to knit my own sock that large.. Any ideas on what sort of available alternative I could use? (I was thinking of cutting up an old hoodie...)Instructable here
Posted by urlostinmyworld 11 years ago
Couldn't decide if this was more of an art question or a craft question... but... You know the ones... the clear cylindrical cases that encase the 50 count blank cds/ dvds? I've seen a few projects here and there, but most look pretty ugly/ college dorm-ish. Guess I'm hoping for some magical suggestions for something kind of artistic? Modern art-ish? Esthetically pleasing in some way? Just plain fun? Doesn't have to be practical at all if it's interesting enough. I've got quite a pile going if it helps the juices. Any suggestions gladly accepted! Thanks!
Posted by kranders 9 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm a new guy from Austria, sorry if my english is bad sometimes. I think about getting a Ipad2 in 2 weeks (yes 2 more weeks to wait in europe) and I can't stop thinking about how to craft a beautiful case, my Idea was to produce something surfboardlike, like a fiberglass layer around the back of the ipad, and then coat it with White topcoat, also a bit structure would be nice to feel like a real surfboard. Has anyone ever done something similar to this? I have never worked with fiberglass, and i think it coud get a bit tricky (especially when sanding it). would be great to hear some ideas! Greetings Bruno
Posted by orso7 7 years ago
Hello there. I just broke my 16GB Strontium Pollex drive and I'm left with nothing but the circuit board (Pics below). It doesn't fit into the USB port (too small, push up=on, remove support=off) smugly, and well, this is my only 4GB+ flash drive (I have another broken 1GB one, but at least it doesn't wobble around in the port). What do I do with this to make it usable again?
Posted by NSDCars5 5 years ago
Hi, I'm currently trying to put together a small computer. I have a very limited space in which I can fit the motherboard and a few other components. Most of it kinda fits, but i'm not entirely sure how to mount the hard drive. The HDD is a 2.5" one like this one, with those dimensions: L: 100mm W: 70mm H: 8mm And once I exclude all the space taken by the other components, i have about that much space to fit it in (including the mounting parts): L: 170mm W: 40mm H: 75mm See the attached illustrations I made to get a rough overview of the space in the box. Note: I can technically extend a bit out vertically (height-wise) as the cover has a bit of gap inside but probably no more than an extra 15mm. The drive has screw holes on the sides and on the back (cf. the linked WD page) so there's a couple of options there. I'm not really sure how to go about this. I may be able to salvage some metal mounting parts from an old desktop but I would have to do some cutting to it and I don't have much room to move around for the mounting part. Another of my concerns is it'll be difficult to attach/remove the drive if I need to, because the bottom screw will be very hard to reach. Maybe there's a way to make a mounting rack where one part slides off to make the screws more accessible, I don't really know. Do you guys have any suggestions? How would you go about this?? I would much appreciate any tips, suggestions or even comments. Thanks Ben
Posted by ben_dog 6 years ago
I've decided to clear out my assorted computer detritus (Love that word) and have decided to build myself a teamspeak/ventrillo server from the various pieces. Thing is, i have many small form factor components and no case in which to put them. I previously tried putting the PC into a Frosties (Cereal) box , with success, although the case was too flimsy. This leaves me with the following question:What can I put a small PC in (besides buying a case) that is around the size of a 1kg cereal box or larger?Pictures of Frosties mod
Posted by whatsisface 11 years ago
Hey guys, I have been thinking up ideas all night for wind power. I've been messing around with a decent dc motor I found in a printer, but I'll have to wait till tommorow to make some kind of proper blades for it. I however, have an interesting idea. I was thinking of using just one case fan by itself to generate power (see video below). But then I got to thinking, what if I made a wall of case fans in my back yard? and wired them all up in parallel or something. I measured the output of one case fan I have here and at most I could get was 0.100v DC turning it by hand as fast as I could. I come along so many case fans and throw them out all the time, so why not re-use them?? I'm not sure winter time would be the best time to put something like that out, but I think it would work.
Posted by Punkguyta 9 years ago
I have an idea, you know how you got some laptops (macs) that when turned on you get the glowy picture on the back the screen. Well I want to do that with the GBA SP. Has anyone attempted this, or think its a "bright" idea? Any and all feed back would be great
Posted by Dman125 9 years ago
Hello everyone, I am not sure if anyone has made something like this but I thought it might be a cool idea for a weekend project or product. Here's the pitch: Have you ever dropped your precious iPhone in the water or on the ground? Wouldn't it be great if someone could create a simple case that inflates like an airbag before the phone hits the ground or water. The case could read accelerometer data from the phone and when it detects free-fall, if could use a Co2 cartridge to inflate an air bag type device that saves the device from sinking into the water or hitting the hard sidewalk. It's just an idea. If anyone wants to discuss this idea, feel free to comment below. I'll let you have all of the rights to this idea if you want it. Kyle
Posted by robotkid249 6 years ago
Hello, I have an iPhone 5s and want to make a durable waterproof case for that, specifically for white water rafting. So I have an outline plan and want your inputs if I am doing something wrong or if you have a better suggestion. 1) Get a plastic box in which iphone cases come (some thing like this but which is strong http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v3/1574895035_1/iphone_5s_case_hard_plastic_box.jpg) 2) Get a rubber seal and fit it exactly for the size. http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/AlwAAOxyOalTYCK2/$_35.JPG 3) Make a wrist strap with some elastic and make a holder for iphone with it. This holder is needed to keep the phone in place on hand and when I want to take the pic I can easily get it off, shoot and put it back. 4) Fish wire. This will be used to connect the actual phone case and wrist strap so if I drop the phone it still remains with me or use a retractable cable to make it more professional. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZbiJQuOsL._SX466_.jpg So far this is my idea, what do you guys think about it ?
Posted by Bosco Don 3 years ago
Http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/ I am attempting to make this laptop case. But I've run into a few troubles. -What would be the best glue for vinyl fabric to wood. -What's the best way to attach the zipper so that it is strong enough to last. (I'm trying not to use exposed rivets, bolts, etc..) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by wontr3mainsilent 6 years ago
Hello guys, sorry if this is the wrong section but, I was thinking of making a DIY fan out of PC case fans to keep myself cool in the summer. I've tried a number of fans in the past, but they don't seems to be very good. I usually put them right next to an open window to draw cold air in. I was thinking of making some kind of rig like in the video below, only without the bitcoin mining computer. I got the idea from this video and from when I was messing around with the fans in my own PC. I was chancing the speed of the fan for the PCI cards and noticed that it could get really cold if ramped up a bit. ) I was thinking of using 9 identical 120mm or 140mm fans, preferably ones that can be used with a fan controller. Here is a few of the things I need help with. How will I power the whole thing? What kind of cabled will I need? Could I use a fan controller to power all 9 fans? Can I even hook up 9 fans to a fan controller? Maybe I could use 2 fan controllers or something? What brand of fans should I use? How will I attach the fans together? Cable ties like in the video? Maybe I could make a makeshift wooden stand to hold them upright.
Posted by BionicSammich 4 years ago
Greetings all! I just put together the instructions on the custom case that I made, I would love your feedback on this. I made a couple of notes at the end of the 'ible. https://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Sumsung-Galaxy-Tab-89-Case/
Posted by DragonDon 5 years ago
I am a fan of Google so I decided to make a computer case with a Google theme. I will posting the iinstructable on how to make a case like it with any theme you want later this week. Try to guess the material. The case was made 100% by me except the motherboard mount.. Let me know what you think. I have a couple Ideas for additions to it and those will be posted in the instructable.
Posted by swensoch 9 years ago
So, I made this case last year in July-ish, It used to be a Speck(™) Fitted Case. The old fabric was white plaid but it was getting discolored, so I decided to be creative and take an old shirt of mine that didn't fit and cut it to the shape of the MacBook Pro case. I then peeled off the old fabric and placed the shirt on the case, and I bought Fabric Spray Glue from Michaels and sprayed the shirt till it stayed immobile and flat to the case. I then used a razor to cut off tattered pieces but now the glue wears off on the edges and the fabric isn't as stretchy anymore because I cut so much off the shirt. I was wondering if anyone had any good tips for a nice "guy-styled" trim to put around the case to cover up the annoying saggy fabric? The material on this case already has black studs all over.
Posted by Feross26 5 years ago
The classic Nintendo controller keeps showing up in crafts everywhere and this felt laptop case is the latest and greatest one to pop up. It looks so nice I'd love to have one for myself. It would go nicely with an upcoming Nintendo project I'm slowly working on. Flickr page via Gizmodo
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago
I recently saw a compilation of images of a bunch of custom computer cases. They was amazing looking cases too. Anyway, I really want to make my own case, but, I'm not as to how I should go about doing so with metal or plastic, I thought about making it with wood (something I know more about), but, I figured wood would attract a lot of dust and generate a lot more heat. What I'm looking to do is trying to find a way I could "warp" metal into 3-dimensional designs, I was hoping for something Victorian looking design. If that wasn't possible, I thought about plastic, although, I know nothing about creating with plastic. Can anyone give me any information about how I could go about this?
Posted by Potatoesgod 9 years ago
Hi! I'm looking to make a pc case modded after a vintage Vendo 1950's Coca Cola machine. The problem i'm having is fabricating the front to look authentic. eBay has been a help getting coin returns and bottle openers, but i don't know where to find (or how to make) larger pieces I may need. I was wondering what materials I should use, and are there sites that sell 1950's style grills, chrome parts or metal sheets. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Posted by PeteR4 2 years ago
Alright, I recently purchased a cheap silicone case for my new iPod, and it doesn't have the non-slip feature that the one on my old iPod (which got stolen) had. I really liked that, since it didn't slide around on the seat next to me while driving, so I could reach over and change the song without endangering myself and others. I was thinking of making an instructable on making any kind of case non-slip by adding a glue- or caulk-like silicone to the back of the case that can come in (or at least be modified to be ) any color. My plan is to give the old Tron-like lines to the case, to add non-slip functionality, but also to look cool (and cyberpunk). My question is, what kind of silicone (or like substance) would that be possible with? I'm assuming it would be able to last the life of the iPod, because a temporary mod (like perhaps one using creepy-crawlers mix or something of that sort would seem to be) would just not be practical.
Posted by FireSBurnsmuP 8 years ago
Hello instructables users! I need your help with a project. I need to be able to use my soldering stations at a different place, (besides my workshop) frequently. My soldering stations are tools that I use everyday on projects and such. I need a case that allows me to easily travel with them and use them easily without having to unpack them everyday between the other places and my workshop. Thanks! P.S. My soldering stations are the following: http://www.amazon.com/Hakko-Soldering-Station-FX-888/dp/B004M3U0VU www.amazon.com/REWORK-SOLDERING-IRON-STATION-852D/dp/B004ZB9D4O/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie;=UTF8&qid;=1329018835&sr;=1-1
Posted by Robot Lover 6 years ago
I've got a couple flash drives with broken cases, but the drive itself still works. I was wondering if anyone happens to know if the drive would survive temperatures high enough to harden modeling clay. This would involve about an hour at 300 degrees Farenheit in an oven for hardening.
Posted by Great Wight Ninja 5 years ago
Hey, I was just wondering, does anybody know where on the N64's motherboard I could solder some LED lights so when the system powers on, the lights power on? Also, same thing with the controller. Where would you solder LED lights at on the controller's board? I want to do something like the Gameboy Color Mod for the system and for the controller, something like the lightup XBOX Controller. I just need to know where the solder points are so if anyone knows, please tell me!
Posted by metalforever 9 years ago
Hey people I`m new to instructables, I`m currently working with my girlfriend on making two wooden hardcases: One for her Gibson SG guitar and one for my Strinberg CLB25 Bass and I`m documenting great part of it so I can make an instructable when they`re done! They should be ready by next weekend, anyone interested in making their own case for their guitar or bass guitar be on the lookout next week!
Posted by Slipkyes 10 years ago
After finding solar chargers and DYI solar videos I had an idea... I'm getting an HTC Evo soon. This phone has a lot of screen real estate. It's going to require a decent sized hip case. Why can't I slap a couple solar panels on the outside of the case with a small USB cable plugged into the phone while it's resting on my belt? I want to take advantage of the size of this thing and have my own hacked solar case. So here's my idea. I want to grab a couple panels out of some all-weather garden lights. Mount two solar panels to the outside of a good case when I find the right one. Then add a 5V regulator wired to a mini-USB plug. When I put my phone in it's pouch I could just plug the end of the short wire into the phone to charge it, or at least help it keep a charge while I'm out and about without having to worry about carrying around a solar kit to pull out and pay attention to. The reason I need advice. I don't know much of anything about solar panels other than what I've heard in other DYI tutorials. I'm not an electrician so I don't know much about the power requirements of the phone outside of standard USB voltage. What would I need for amperage requirements? Is a 5V regulator enough to ensure no damage to the phone? The phone will only pull as much amperage as it needs as far as I understand it. Will the phone safely stop charging when it's full or will I blow up my battery? I know they make cases for iPhones like this for $80+. I think I can build one for ~$20 save for the actual case itself. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks *EDIT: A little bit of clarification on my project. I've looked at a lot of other Instructable projects as well as ones all over Google. I've got a lot of good info from them, and I know I *can* do this, but because I'm trying to charge such an expensive device I want to make sure I have every little detail worked out. I've read warnings about issues with part of a solar cell being in the shade (wasn't detailed on why). With my scope of electrical understanding, I would feel comfortable following these guides if I was doing the exact same project with the same amount of panels, but I'm going to have to change things up a little bit mainly due to space and weight constraints since this is going to be mounted on my hip. The biggest requirement here is that the panels produce enough power to charge a USB device without having to trickle charge a separate battery first. I won't have the space on my cell phone pouch for an extra mounted battery. The entirety of this device should be no more than the pouch itself, one or two solar panels and a few wires. The main concern here is getting the amperage I need to charge the phone faster than it drains with only one or two panels. I'm not looking for step by step instruction here, just a bit of advice from someone who knows a thing or two about PV to give me some tips on solar panel size and power. Also any safety precautions I need to take to keep from causing electrical damage to my phone.
Posted by HittingSmoke 8 years ago
Im trying to get my old Nintendo NES system to have extra LEDs kinda like this system HERE or this system HERE or even this system HERE and final this system HERE How do these people power the extra LEDs ? And where do I connect them?
Posted by jackillac92 9 years ago
So I've got some Instructables in mind for painting a Nerf Maverick. (Wait, you said you were painting an Invicta diving case...) Yes, you're right. The case will be a custom painted case to house a custom painted Nerf Maverick for a Christmas present. However, I have some questions about how to paint it. The case has a rough outside made from what I suspect to be high-impact plastic. The inside is smooth plastic with removable foam inserts and a rubber gasket seal. I know I will have to sand the inside to make the paint stick, but my question is if the outside is already a rough textured plastic, will I need to sand it as well? Also, what paints and finishes do you suggest for painting this case? The Invicta logo on the back will need to be sanded (although I suppose I could leave it since they manufactured the case). The picture shows what my case looks like, minus the graffiti image. Thanks in advance, and God Bless!
Posted by IrishSnow35 1 year ago
Hey guys, I have started to do a little project for myself to convert my PC case. While everything was going nice and smooth I decided to look for cool audio jacks for front panel. Now the problem became when I couldnt find anything cool. And so i was wondering is it possible to solder the jacks somehow to be used on a motherboard pins. Was thinking to use something like: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-3-5mm-Mini-Stereo-Jack-Chassis-Panel-Mount-Headphone-Input-Socket-Connector/361451740585?_trksid=p2385738.c100677.m4598&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908110712%26meid%3D1f134081ba3e461ab61500c43348c0d0%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D7%26rkt%3D18%26sd%3D322058304419 . Any ideas, instructions are more than welcome! Thanks in advance! Regards, Arnold
Posted by ArnoldasK1 1 year ago
Err..... art,tech or games, which one, oh its to do with art, lets go with art.At the time of writing, i could literaly destory paint (WinXP Prog), i spent 5 hours on making a custom wii case (well, paper selotaped onto wii), carefully measuring and converting values, and then it has the descensy to go and make the image bigger than it acctully need to be?!!! i spent ages just converting the damn CM measurements to pixels. please, someone shed light on to what happend.If you want to know what the pics and measurements are, there here!Measurements (CM)Wii Right Side:H:15.6w:21.7Backside ([==]<) H:13.9Backside W:19.6Backside Corner:2.5wii Left Side W:20.7H:Same as RSBack Side (>[==]) W:19Backside H: Same as RSCorner: Same as RSWii FacePlate:W:4.45 (From Side to Side)W:3.6 (From Corner edge (\|) to side)H:15.7Power Btn:Height:0.5Width:1.5X1:1.5 X2:2Y1:0.6 y2:2Reset Btn:Height: 0.4Width: 1.5X1:2.9 X2:3.4y1:0.6 y2:2SD CoverHeight:6.2Width:1.5x1:4.8 x2:11y1:0.6 y2:2Eject Btn:Height: 0.5Width: 1.5x1:13.7 x2:14.3y1:0.6 y2:2Disc Slot:Height:13.1width:0.9x1:1.3 x2:14.4y1:2.9 y2:3.8x:1.1 Disc-S to bottomimages % Design:http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AZBSV45X
Posted by ultimatesx9 9 years ago
Hello all, I have what may be a dumb question - so hopefully it will be an easy one to answer! I have a couple old hard drives from old computers that I want to put into a case/enclosure to repurpose into an extra external hard drive. When I take exact measurements of the hard drives they are: 4" x 5 3/4' x 1 (W x L x D). I've been looking around for enclosure kits but I don't see any that are 4" in width. I see a lot of 3.5" and not many others besides smaller 2.5" casings. So my possibly stupid question is: Do I want the 3.5" enclosure for my hard drive? I know that sometimes the sizings can be off when it comes to stuff like this. Thanks for the help, RW
Posted by thefuturism 8 years ago