Tutorial – How I make the DIY Kindle leather case

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Leather Choice

For the main part of the Kindle case (the front and back) you can use 3.6mm thick leather. Anything that’s thicker than 2.5mm will work fine but an extra mm makes the whole case much more rigid and heavy.

Use a standard A4 sheet of paper as a template – I found that the size works great for the Kindle 3.

The main leather cut

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My new handmade leather Kindle 3 case

Custom Handmade Kindle Case

This is my new DIY leather Kindle “book cover”.

Custom Handmade Kindle Case

The corners are made from kangaroo leather.

Custom Handmade Kindle Case

The Kindle sits in the case nicely and all buttons are still accessible.

Custom Handmade Kindle Case

The front cover is a carved Kindle logo and surrounded by red thread.

Custom Handmade Kindle Case

All ports can be easily accessed with the Kindle in the case.

Custom Handmade Kindle Case

The top corner is a rubber band so that it’s easier to put the Kindle in the case and to take it out again.

Custom Handmade Kindle Case

The back is all black and has an extra layer of leather for added strength…

Download my Adobe Lens Profile for Pentax 10-17mm Fisheye lens

After a few hours of trying, I finally got my first basic lens profile for the Pentax 10-17mm Fisheye zoom! For testing purposes, I took this shot of my bathroom (high contrast and with a few straight lines). Check out the before/after below:

Before:

Fish

After:

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Visit the flickr pages for a full size version to check for chromatic aberrations. It has done a fairly good job (these are the default settings). Vignetting is under control, there’s only some fringing in the very extreme contrast parts and the lines are beautifully straight! I haven’t had any luck with the other de-fish options out there and I can’t wait for this to be in Lightroom 3!!!

I uploaded the profile here:

http://www.attilaacs.com/downloads/pentax_lens_profiles/pentax_fisheye_profile.zip

It’s a basic profile with 3 zoom settings. I found that it’s good enough for what I currently need it for. I might add more later if time permits. Note: It is the profile for the K200D. Not sure if it can be used for other bodies or if it needs to be remeasured?!

CSS transitions with delay & 3D transforms for WebKit

CSS3 experiment for WebKit

Have you seen those “meta info” sections that are often under blog posts? All sorts of info about the author, a permalink and something about the post categories… I thought it would be cool to put that into a small “info” button instead of always displaying the whole lot.

This is a pure CSS/HTML version of what can easily be turned into a cross browser info button using JS, images and some CSS.

Check out the cool transition effect when you hover over the info button on the lower right corner!

The main work for the animation is done by the following CSS:

details {
-webkit-perspective: 100; /*for 3D transform*/
}

/*info header*/

details summary {
-webkit-transition-property: width margin-left;
-webkit-transition-duration: 0.2s;
-webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
-webkit-transition-delay: 0.3s;
}

/*info header hover*/

details:hover summary {
-webkit-transition-delay: 0s;
}

/*info body */

details address {
-webkit-transition-property: -webkit-transform opacity;
-webkit-animation-timing-function: ease-in-out;
-webkit-transition-duration: 0.3s;
-webkit-transition-delay: 0s;
-webkit-transform: rotateX(85deg);
-webkit-transform-origin: 100% 100%;
}

details:hover address {
-webkit-transform: rotateX(0deg);
-webkit-transition-delay: 0.2s;
}

Have a look at the source to find out more about how it’s done and feel free to tweak it or use it.

A note for mobile browsers (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch): The hover event is not supported by the touch interface. To use this for the mobile Safari browsers, you’ll have to start the CSS transitions using JavaScript.

BTW: this is only for WebKit and tested in Safari 4 on Mac. It’s work in progress and not meant to be the 100% optimized and tested solution.

New Shirts & Designs

Since I signed up for redbubble.com, I seem to have more shirt ideas than usual.

Yesterday I thought it would look cool to turn my watch into old-school pixel art. This is a photo of my screen while I was working on it:

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And here’s the finished product

And today: as part of my “1 photo a day” project,  I took this one (of course it includes some heavy editing since I’ve got a very basic camera/light setup. Check out my “attempt at super low-cost product shots”)

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And here’s the resulting t-shirt

Headphone Shirt

view on flickr

A map of the Gold Coast – my first project on redbubble

A map of the Gold Coast - my first project on redbubble

In an attempt to learn where the suburbs are, I created this map of the Gold Coast. Unfortunately I still have no idea where I’m going but I like the way the shirt turned out on redbubble.com.

I just joined the site, so I’m still trying to understand all the things you can do on there. If you have a profile, please let me know and I’ll add you to my watchlist!

Check out the t-shirt here:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/attilaacs/t-shirts/4975499-3-gold-coast-suburbs

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