Home Made case -- iPad Under Water

Discussion in 'iPad DIY' started by ipadmaster, May 7, 2010.

  1. ipadmaster

    ipadmaster iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    california
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hey everyone here is my homemade waterproof iPad case

    It was very scary testing it out

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/user/ZooGueBROKEtoRICH#p/a/u/0/xIAp9F2A9sI]YouTube - ZooGueBROKEtoRICH's Channel[/ame]

    Enjoy
    Thanks
    Tim Angel
     
  2. iVan

    iVan iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,929
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Near Montréal Québec
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    People have been doing this for quite a while with ebook readers...
     
  3. wot_fan

    wot_fan iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    404
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    Moved to the DIY forum.
     
  4. IpadOne

    IpadOne iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,247
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Asia
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Minute of glory :)
     
  5. LeeB

    LeeB iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 4, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Land O Lakes, FL
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Just remember: there are zip lock bags, and then there are ZIP lock bags. The ones with the slide lock could leak ... the single line zip is pretty secure, but they make freezer bags that have 2 zip lines. The bag is a little thicker, but it's much more secure.

    Once upon a time, I used to go canoeing ... I found that zip lock bags are your friend! They come in all sizes, and will help keep things dry. I wouldn't want to try diving with it, but for keeping splashes and sudden (shallow water) submersions from damaging electronics, there's nothing better than zip lock bags. Great for sitting pool-side, too. Or getting caught in the rain.

    One other thing: if you're just trying to avoid "splash", squeeze the air out of the bag before it's "locked" all the way and it makes it easier to handle. If you're out in water and think you may drop it (or capsize!), LEAVE air in the bag: it will help make it more buoyant and float to the surface so you can find it.

    Thanks for posting your idea. It's one of those forehead slapping "Duh! Why didn't *I* think of that?" tips.
     
  6. Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    270
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Great job Niel Armstrong! You nearly sacraficed your iPad life for the betterment of others!- LOL Thanks for doing so, now we know the outcome. Appreciate it my friend.
     
  7. Cathie

    Cathie iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ironton, OH
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    That saves me from spending the $25 I was going to spend on a Trendydigital waterproof bag I was about to buy!
     
  8. gentlefury

    gentlefury iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2010
    Messages:
    2,617
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Would you really trust a ziplock bag for more than just a youtube video?

    A good waterproof solution would be one that is vacuum sealed and also has a melted seal that you peel off and toss when your done...that way it would be waterproof and would still keep its form factor. Like a shrink wrap.
     
  9. LeeB

    LeeB iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 4, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Land O Lakes, FL
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Ooooo! Even BETTER! And I have one on my counter, too!
     
  10. Edlex

    Edlex iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Messages:
    596
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    South Florida
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Tim, you sir, are nuts! When's the zoogue coming out btw? I haven't bought a leather case yet waiting for yours. Dying to get my hands on it!
     
  11. rysiu

    rysiu iPF Noob

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    this is not so safety..
     
  12. ipadcases

    ipadcases iPF Noob

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    good job.I want to follow you to make the case.
     
  13. Xpreso

    Xpreso iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    13
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I wouldn't even wanna try it....
     
  14. David Vice

    David Vice iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    81
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Yea you're right that what you've just done is SCARY!! Haha. Appreciate it though.
     
  15. XERO

    XERO iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Honolulu
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Scary...but title caught my eye. Don't think I'd try this anytime soon...unless for some reason I'm caught in a freak flash flood or something weird like that and I need a quick protector against the water. Hopefully not tho.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
ame=http://www.youtube.com/user/zooguebroketorich#p/a/u/0/xiap9f2a9si]youtube - zooguebroketorich's channel[/ame]
,
diy ipad waterproof case
,
diy underwater waterproof iphone
,

diy waterproof ipad case

,

diy waterproof phone case

,
homemade ipad bag
,

homemade waterproof ipad case

,
ipad-diy waterproof
,
waterproof ipad diy
,
which ipad air case will protect my ipad near a pool from splashes