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  • The Recycled iBook iPad Sleeve

    2011 - 04.16

    Another one of a kind project using an end-of-life iBook.

    My son and I gutted the machine, and took out everything we could leaving the empty shell. Using a Dremel I removed any part of the inside that was sharp or took up space. I then glued some soft fuzzy material inside to cradle the iPad and secured the two sides of the iBook together.

    I used some strong magnets and a small strap of leather to keep the iPad in the sleeve.

    Take a look at the video below to watch the magic happen!

    35 Responses to “The Recycled iBook iPad Sleeve”

    1. [...] Katz is at it again, this time gutting an old iBook and turning it into an iPad case. To create this one-of-a-kind case, Katz gutted the body of the iBook, then used a Dremel to remove [...]

    2. [...] Katz is at it again, this time gutting an old iBook and turning it into an iPad case. To create this one-of-a-kind case, Katz gutted the body of the iBook, then used a Dremel to remove [...]

    3. [...] Katz is at it again, this time gutting an old iBook and turning it into an iPad case. To create this one-of-a-kind case, Katz gutted the body of the iBook, then used a Dremel to remove [...]

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    6. [...] Katz is at it again, this time gutting an old iBook and turning it into an iPad case. To create this one-of-a-kind case, Katz gutted the body of the iBook, then used a Dremel to remove [...]

    7. [...] Katz is at it again, this time gutting an old iBook and turning it into an iPad case. To create this one-of-a-kind case, Katz gutted the body of the iBook, then used a Dremel to remove [...]

    8. [...] Katz is at it again, this time gutting an old iBook and turning it into an iPad case. To create this one-of-a-kind case, Katz gutted the body of the iBook, then used a Dremel to remove [...]

    9. [...] Katz is at it again, this time gutting an old iBook and turning it into an iPad case. To create this one-of-a-kind case, Katz gutted the body of the iBook, then used a Dremel to remove [...]

    10. [...] d’accord, on a déja vu mieux en terme de finitions et cet iBook transformé en étui pèse probablement à lui seul plus lourd que l’iPad qu’il peut contenir mais [...]

    11. [...] Katz is at it again, this time gutting an old iBook and turning it into an iPad case. To create this one-of-a-kind case, Katz gutted the body of the iBook, then used a Dremel to remove [...]

    12. [...] d’accord, on a déja vu mieux en terme de finitions et cet iBook transformé en étui pèse probablement à lui seul plus lourd que l’iPad qu’il peut contenir mais [...]

    13. Chris Tome says:

      Abso FREAKING lutely BRILLIANT.

      I love it and I am going to do a few for firends. Do you have any more pix/info on the inside, padding/materials used, and so on? I would LOVE to see more, and how did the LCD back fit on the bottom? Was it hard to line up? Easy? Looks like a flush fit after removal of the bottom plate. Yes?

      More!!! More! I want more info and pix please!

      Fantastic job and I applaud your creativity. A true Mac Creative.

      God Bless!

      Chris

    14. [...] with an iBook that’s past it’s prime? You gut it and fill it with soft, cushy material so that it can be used as an iPad case! Share this:EmailFacebookRedditDiggStumbleUpon G-Form iPad Extreme [...]

    15. [...] Buch in digitaler Form), und dies so umgebaut, dass sich daraus eine iPad – Hülle ergibt. In diesem Blogeintrag wird das neu geschaffene praktisch “recycledte” Produkt vorgestellt. Katz hatte mit der [...]

    16. [...] Katz, Inhaber des Katz Blogs veröffentlichte auf seiner Seite einen bebilderten Eintrag samt Video. Dort zeigt er, wie seine iPad-Hülle aussieht und [...]

    17. Gary Katz says:

      Chris,

      Thanks for the kind words! I didn’t take a lot of pictures during the building process for this project, as I was kind of winging it. If you get ahold of a dead laptop, just start gutting away. Take out everything you can until you just have the frames left. When connecting the 2 sides together, I found that there wasn’t going to be enough room to hold the iPad (and optional smart cover) so I got some small thin pieces of pine at a craft store (the balsa wood was too soft) and used Gorilla glue to adhere them to the frame. For the inside I used some fabric samples from a couch we bought many years ago, but you could also use fabric from an old pair of shorts, or sweats (like I did for the 1945 iPad case you can find on my blog). I also used some small soft foam to hold the iPad securely inside.

      It all lined up beautifully. I went over all the edges with fine sandpaper, and then covered up the showing wood with very thin white tape strips from a craft store. Finding out that the Apple logo was transparent was kind of a bonus, so I just cut that area out of the soft material so the screen could show through.

      If you’re feeling creative, take a look at the videos at personalmovietheater.com. Here you can download and build your own movie theaters to hold your iPhone or other media player, and make it look like an old classic movie theater or drive-in. If you make one, please send me some pics and I’ll post them on the site.

      Take care!

    18. [...] this particular case, modder Gary Katz and his son gutted the insides of a later-generation iBook, lined it wit a “soft fuzzy [...]

    19. [...] may appear to be something of a contradiction in terms, but really, this mod is a cool idea from Gary Katz, he has taken the all of the insides out of the iBook and then made into the coolest iPad case [...]

    20. [...] father/son duo have taken an old iBook and turned it into a cool iPad 2 [...]

    21. [...] Katz is at it again, this time gutting an old iBook and turning it into an iPad case. To create this one-of-a-kind case, Katz gutted the body of the iBook, then used a Dremel to remove [...]

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    23. [...] d’accord, on a déja vu mieux en terme de finitions et cet iBook transformé en étui pèse probablement à lui seul plus lourd que l’iPad qu’il peut contenir mais [...]

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    25. [...] iBook has been turned into a smart case for an iPad. This innovative case has been created by Gary Katz and his son. They removed all the inside components of an iBook, lined the innards with a soft [...]

    26. [...] Gary Katz さん作、iBook を使って iPad ケースを作ってみました、です。キーボード面を繰り抜かないで、本体を逆に接合していところがセンスあるなぁ。アップルマークをちゃんとくりぬいているいるし、いい仕事してますね。 [...]

    27. [...] Katz, Inhaber des Katz Blogs veröffentlichte auf seiner Seite einen bebilderten Eintrag samt Video. Dort zeigt er, wie seine iPad-Hülle aussieht und [...]

    28. [...] melhor é mesmo dar um olhada ao vídeo para ver o resultado final e um salto até ao blog para uma explicação mais exaustiva do processo de [...]

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    30. [...] What do you do with an iBook that’s past it’s prime? You gut it and fill it with soft, cushy material so that it can be used as an iPad case! [...]

    31. [...] I tried not to include any Apple devices that have been repurposed into other Apple devices (like those old iMacs that have been made into iPad holders), but this one was way too good to ignore. [Source] [...]

    32. […] father/son duo have taken an old iBook and turned it into a cool iPad 2 […]

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