Build Your Own Military-Grade Laptop Case With Built-in Battery

Build Your Own Military-Grade Laptop Case with Built-in Battery

You don't have to work in extreme environments to want a laptop case that can take a serious beating. This DIY project will protect your expensive laptop and also provide more juice for it.

Jason Fox built this military-spec case to accommodate a MacBook Air. If you have a different laptop, you should be able to follow the instructions and just adjust for your laptop size. You'll need a soldering iron and some other common tools, as well as a Pelican Hardcase, Hyperjuice battery pack and various supplies. After completing the project, you should end up with a battery-charging case that fits these requirements:

  • Can be away from a power outlet for at least 24 hours with no change in computer usage behaviour.

  • The computer is secure while in the case.

  • All cables, batteries and accessories can fit into a small case (17 inches x 13 inches)

  • The whole package should be shockproof, waterproof and resistant to temperature swings.

Hit up the link below for the step-by-step instructions.

Building a Military Spec MacBook Air Case with Long Life Battery [Never Stop Building]


    And best of all you get to meet all those wonderful security people at the airport.

      You've gotta remove your laptop from its case when going through security at any airport in Australia anyway, so I don't see how it would be much different with a case like that...

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