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How to Custom Dye Your Electronics

Although this tutorial focuses on dyeing a MacBook case, you could use it on any light colored electronic device–turn your old beige keyboard electric blue.

You’ll need quite a laundry list of things to pull off this hack, but they’re all cheap and easily available (like RIT fabric dye, sandpaper, rubber gloves, and so on). It’s a time consuming process but the end result is a custom case with color that won’t chip or flake off. Hit up the link below for the full run down and a pile of pictures.

MacBook Dye Project [via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/16/12

Comments (1)

  1. Citrus Rain

    If Jobs would have seen this, he’d probably quote

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