Steel Phone Hard Case

Covers are different. Plastic and metal, cloth and leather, light and heavy, all of them are designed to protect the gadget from dust, moisture and scratches. But it is not necessary to buy this useful product in the store! It is much more pleasant to wear the phone in its own case. And the money, any, with saved. I propose to make a cover of galvanized steel one millimeter thick.
Steel Phone Case
This case is not designed to be permanently worn. It is good for people whose work is associated with physical labor, or lovers of extreme hiking, it does not carry any aesthetic functions and serves only to protect against a rough mechanical effect on a fragile gadget. To make a hard steel case you need:
  • a piece of galvanized steel.
  • a grinder.
  • ruler and marker.
  • emery paper.
  • soldering iron with tin and flux for soldering.
  • adhesive tape.
  • paper.
  • transparent propylene (forscreen).
  • drill.
  • thin sponge.
  • leather (or skin).

Making a metal case for a cellular

First we take all measurements from the phone: length, width, thickness, location from the edges of the camera, speakers, flash and keys. We transfer all parameters to paper.
Stiff steel case for phone
Now take the necessary size sheet of galvanized steel and glue it with a double-sided adhesive tape, paper template.
Stiff steel case for phone
Steel hard case for phone
With a grinder we cut out the wall of the future case according to the pattern - front, back, and long strip for the end walls. It is not necessary to output everything up to a millimeter with a grinder - it is long, difficult and tedious. Cut about the contours, and then bring to the ideal file. In the field of the camera, the dynamics and other drill holes, and in the same way, the file or nadfile we bring to the necessary parameters.
Steel hard case for phone
Now you need to remove the galvanized layer from the steel from the front sides of all the blanks.Again, using a sander and sandpaper of large grain, remove a layer of zinc. After removing the zinc layer, change the emery wheel to a circle of finer grain and grind the workpiece. Do not forget about the end strip! Personally, I was too lazy to make holes in it for the volume and power keys, but just downloaded the necessary widgets and brought them to the display of the phone. But this is an individual matter and everyone can make these keys for their own convenience. Further, using a soldering iron, flux and tin, we solder the end strip and the back wall of the case.
Steel hard case for phone
Due to the small thickness of the metal, it will not cause difficulties. Now we glue the double sided tape on the inside over the entire area of ​​the workpiece. Apply a thin, two-millimeter sponge so that it sticks to the entire surface.
Stiff steel case for phone
Cut out the lining on the inside of the workpiece from the skin. Steel hard case for phone The back side with the ends ready. Now we'll deal with the front side.To fasten the front plate with the screen to the ends and the back side, we solder the corners of the same metal to it. So that they were right next to the end walls inside the case.
Steel hard case for phone
Next, cut the screen out of transparent propylene, then fix it with double tape to the inside of the front blank.
Hard steel case for phone
Just cut the keys (I pasted them with foil), paste the usual tape to the holes for the keys on the inside and stick on the outside of the key.
Steel hard case for phone
Having checked that everything is in its proper place, we temporarily remove the screen and the keys. Using a sander and a felt disc, polish the boot to the required purity.
Steel hard case for the phone
Hard steel case for phone
And here it is not so simple - at first I polished the metal to mirror blue, but it turned out to be superfluous (at least for me), since it any, even the slightest typos, fat from the skin of the fingers and other blots are noticeable.I had to work with hands and sandpaper with zero grain. So I made the metal matte. Well, in general, that's all. The cover is ready. The weight of the phone along with such a case does not have significant changes, due to the small thickness of the metal.

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