Weekend Project: Build a Carbon Fiber Case for Your Favorite Gadget

By Jason Fitzpatrick on July 8th, 2011

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 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 07/8/11
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