Want to protect your favorite gadget from harm and build your geek cred in the process? Craft a custom carbon fiber case for it.
If you’ve ever seen carbon fiber you’ve likely thought it was some sort of space age material that could only be crafted under carefully controlled conditions in a factory.
While it certainly is rather space age’ish (carbon nanotubes anyone?) it turns out that it’s surprisingly easy to work with. All you need to create a custom case is a mold (usually a block of wood cut down to the size of the object you’re making the case for), some carbon fiber, resin, and a little patience.
Hit up the link below to read the step-by-step instructions courtesy of Make Magazine’s Projects wiki.
Carbon Fiber Primer [Make]
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 07/8/11