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post #121 of 255
This is a piccie of my new Creative Zen Micro case (I call it Moooozic!! ), created using an Altoid mints tin (As seen on this thread), sanding it down, cutting a hole in the side for the headphone jack and lining it with fake cow fur (Hence the title!) then attaching a badge from an old creative speaker to the front for a more authentic look!!

Now my little micro can fit snuggly in my pocket without the fear of nasty little scratches!!!

Let me know what you think!



Click thumbs for larger image!!
post #122 of 255

Zen Touch

Anyone know if this will work for a Zen Touch as well or does it have different dimensions? Thanks..

JD
post #123 of 255
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Originally Posted by HawkTheSlayer
This is a piccie of my new Creative Zen Micro case (I call it Moooozic!! ), created using an Altoid mints tin (As seen on this thread), sanding it down, cutting a hole in the side for the headphone jack and lining it with fake cow fur (Hence the title!) then attaching a badge from an old creative speaker to the front for a more authentic look!!

Now my little micro can fit snuggly in my pocket without the fear of nasty little scratches!!!
Wow the sanding does wonders. The tin doesn't look as flimsy and cheap anymore . Nice work.
post #124 of 255
Well... I was pretty proud of my case. but now I have a warning. Maybe its here somewhere... I didn't read all pages cause the construction seemed very simple.

so here it is. After allowing the superglue that binds the padding to the tin to dry for about 12 hours, I put my micro in there and when to bed. When I woke up in the morning the glue had oxidized or something, leaving a nasty white film that took about 30 min of rubbing with nail polish remover to get off. Well, off the screen. I wasn't able to get it off the white body of the player. I was pretty bummed. Learn from my mistake.
post #125 of 255
i don't think ne one here used superglue...

what most ppl used was the felt pads and foam pads w/ adhesive on one side...
post #126 of 255
I had used superglue on my first Zen Micro but on the second one i got smarter and used double sided tape and the pouch that comes with the Zen Micro.
post #127 of 255
I used rubber cement on some felt fabric I paid a quarter for at Michael's seemed to keep the fabric from getting too stiff or having super glue hardness problems. I think it was my experience in high school with various poster boards that led me to this.
post #128 of 255
The sanding looks great. I used superglue for my foam pads but had no problem with residue - then again I left it 4 days before use. One word of warning - the paint does ssem to flake occsasionally and land in the tin - make sure you blow the debris out before putting the micro in.

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REPOST WITH FIXED LINKS




Well it took nearly 4 days but it's done. I used craft foam to pad the sides and top and a piece of card for the bottom (another piece of foam was too thick. Then I took the tin apart - drilled a (messy) hole in the top which took a bit of work to sort out. I scraped all the paint off the base but didn't bother witht the lid in the end. I sprayed the whole lot with spray enamel which takes 48hours to dry not 24!!! Apart from a few blobs this all went very well. The I added the design using humbrol enamel tinlets over the next 2 days - c'est tut. As a recommendation I would definitely try and get some thinner foam for the back - the card is removing the "zen" wording on the back. I would also use a craft drill for the main hole as my hammer drill was a bit unwieldy. Will post a picture ASAP



http://www.geocities.com/the_angry_m...tin/3quart.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/the_angry_monkey/tin/Logo.jpg
post #129 of 255

Where did you get the cow skin?

Hey hawk. I totally love your design. I was just wondering where you got the cow fabric from and what it goes for. I was also wondering what you put on the inside top cover of the case thats black? Sry about your mishap w/ the glue residue.
post #130 of 255
Well firstly it wasn't my case that had the superglue prob, that was lacer8!!

I got the cow print fur lining from a shop here in england called 'Hobbycraft', but it started it's life as a pencil case (£1.99), before I mutilated it and took what I wanted, I cut out a piece for the botton and then one long piece, which I folded in half and glued together with multipurpose before glueing it around the sides and now the player fits snuggly into it with a squeak and doesn't move at all!!

The inside of the lid was taken from the bottom of a jewellry box that doesn't get used now, it's kinda like a shiny stiff satin!! Again I used a mitipurpose glue to stick it down!!
post #131 of 255
So.

The Altoids tin.

Amazing bit of information.

Being in the UK (sometimes known as Great Britain), I can't get hold of one. But luck would have it, I went across the pond to USA a last week and got myself one.

The staggering fact you ask? well on the front of the tin it says:

"Made in Great Britain".

Makes you wonder doesn't it?!?!?!?!

Hardly surprising this country is going to the dogs......
post #132 of 255

opps

Hey hawk first of sorry about confusing the thing with the glue. Sencond thanks for the info.
post #133 of 255
Nicbowker - I come from the UK and you can pick up Altoids tins in most motorway service stations for 99p
post #134 of 255
Really? well knock me down with a feather and colour me surprised.

I really should get out more I guess!!
post #135 of 255
Thanks to the guys that started this and the forum. I recently got a ZM and decided to do the altoids case. Was gonna use felt for padding but then discovered I had a few sticky rubber feet lying around that may come in handy. These have the effect of really securing the ZM inside the tin. I can turn it upside down with no fear of it sliding out at all. Pictures were done quickly on my phone so excuse the quality.







Dom
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