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$6 DIY Nexus 7 Hardback Case
I made my own version of the Nexus 7 Dodocase with $6 of materials. Here's all you need.
1. Hardback book, approximate size ($2 @ Goodwill)
2. 3/8" Braided Elastic ($2)
3. Velcro adhesive tabs ($2)
4. Cannibalized 3-ring binder, or similar strength cardboard to reinforce the book spine
1. Power drill
2. Craft glue
3. Box cutter/razorblade
In a nutshell,
1. I razored out the book's pages
2. I cut out a strip of binder board and glued it to the inside of the spine to reinforce it. Leave a millimeter of space on each side of the board to allow book to close.
3. I cut and glued a piece from the front/back page covers to cover the spine and make the inside look uniform. You'll want to tuck this into the millimeter spaces you created, in order to allow enough slack to fold the book cover back while device is in use.
4. Drill two holes for elastic cover strap, about 2 inches from the top and bottom of the case. Use drill bit to push length of elastic through the holes. Tie knots in the ends to keep them secure.
5. Drill one hole for stylus loop if desired. Push elastic through and tie knot to secure.
6. Attach Velcro pieces to each other before affixing to device. Place four Velcro tabs on back of Nexus, spaced out for maximum security. I preferred to put the soft fuzzy tab-half on the device, as opposed to the rough tab-half.
7. With the tabs on the device, center with book cover and affix it.
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