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Kindle Case - new version

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Kindle Case - new version by chunkyhampton Dec 28, 2011

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This is a case for the new keyboard-less kindle. It uses the plywood hinge technique, found here on thingiverse. This design was laser cut. A design was etched onto the front of the case, also using the laser cutter.

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This design is based upon an original design by Martin Raynesford - please see msraynsford.blogspot.com/2011/11/kindle-case.html.
Basically use the .dxf and open it with the software for your laser cutter. This design is for 3mm plywood. Ensure the power and speed settings are correct (anyone at Nottingham Hackspace, use 320 power and 7 as the speed - everyone else, please ignore that). Then set the machine going.
Give it a good sand. Apply bees wax. Remove excess bees wax and buff to a polish (cheers, Dominic).
Etch any design onto the front.
Drill two holes for a piece of elastic. Thread elastic through the holes and sew together.
You could also use magnets to keep it closed.
Problems are that nothing holds the kindle in the case - maybe use small sticky pads?

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Way cool idea.... wonder if this could be done for an iPAD or iPhone?... also instead of putting

the hinge on the left side.... put across the top so that when folded under, it actually slightly

raises the top of the Kindle (or anything else) for easier viewing... like a flip phone. Now if I only

had a Kindle.... ;)

Hinge on the top is a great idea (why idnt I think of that? - maybe I'm just too used to those normal book things). I'll do another DXF for that someday.

This design could also be done for iphone and ipad - a friend at Nottingham hackspace has already done an iphone case design which is where I got the idea for this. No sure if they have released it into the wild, though...

yeah - if amazon would like to send me a free kindle to play around with then I will shamelessly plug their products even more.....

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