[DIY] Magnetic case using OnePlus Packaging

  1. Starcommander
    Lollipop Apr 2, 2020

    Starcommander , Apr 2, 2020 :
    Header edited by : @YRJ
    Hello Reader,
    I hope you are safe and doing fine during the pandemic. As you may know, back in 2019 OnePlus sent first 500 members their addition n.01 magazine. The day I received the magazine, I was in love with not just the magazine but also the packaging! We all know that #NoDetailisTooSmall for OnePlus. The packaging of the magazine is a living example of the hashtag.
    All black matte finish with even circle groves makes it a unique yet powerful design element.
    On 10th Jan, my parents gifted me a 10inch tablet. Unfortunately I could not find a single case for the tablet:(. Suddenly I saw the bullets wireless red silicon pouch chilling in the table and an idea stuck in my mind. It is said,
    "Necessity is the mother of invention"
    I decided to create a Magnetic case of my own using OnePlus packaging.
    Before I share the steps on how to make it, here is a GIF on how it works :
    1. Magnetic Locking.
    2. Bubble Wrapped texture prevents the tablet from damage.
      1154029-4697a9ad05c8c03af512759d5eaff375.jpeg picture credits : @B.I.T.S.
    3. Incredibly light weight.
    Parts you need:
    1. 4 magnets. ( I used the magnets from toy speakers)
    2. Double sided tape.
    3. Scissors.
    4. Cardboard.
    Lets get started:
    1. Cut the sharp corners of the packaging and give it a circular shape. IMG_20200330_215822-01.jpeg
    2. Take the magnets and trace two circles on either sides of OnePlus logo. (This will be used to fix the two magnets in place). Cut the circle using scissors. 1268602-a3f6cf97073bd2865a9d0482507c3c4b.jpg
    3. Stick the magnets in a small cardboard cutout and attach that cardboard to the inside of case in such a way that magnets pop out from the circular cutout. 1268604-d392d51d33eee33660da51fae3cc8aed.jpg
    4. Take a hard sheet of card board and cut a 20/3 cm rectangle out of it.
    5. Place the cardboard on top of the OnePlus logo and place the remaining two magnets over it. The magnets should align themselves with the lower magnets.
    6. Trace the position of the magnet and cut the slot on the card board sheet. Stick the magnets in these slots.
    7. Stick the cardboard on the opening flap of the packaging using double sided tape IMG_20200330_221843-01__01_001__01_001.jpg
    Images :






    1. The size of the packaging was reduced according to the tablet size.
    2. White paper strips was added to hide the rough edges.
    I am writing this thread with the intention to create an awareness about reduce, reuse and recycle. While most of the regions are under lockdown, it also gives us the opportunity to explore our creative mindset which was earlier stacked under school, college and work pressure.

    This case once an imagination is now a reality. All you need is to imagine. ~An engineer who is bored of Lockdown.

    This thread wouldn't have been possible without the help of @YRJ. Thanks dude.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2020

  2. Wonderwoman13
    KitKat Apr 2, 2020

    Wonderwoman13 , Apr 2, 2020 :
    That's an interesting and a very creative idea!! :eek:
    Putting the lockdown to a good use ha! Noice!:cool:

    And honestly, I loved their packaging too. Look at that texture, I'm in love!:p:cool:
    And who doesn't love its pretty black colour?!😏:cool:

    Anyway, thankyou for this thread. You've explained it really well, nice work! I'll try making one too. :cool::D

  3. Starcommander
    Lollipop Apr 2, 2020

    Starcommander , Apr 2, 2020 :
    Thank you for your kind words

  4. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer Apr 2, 2020

    YRJ , Apr 2, 2020 :
    Where on earth do you get these amazing Ideas from? I'm jelly :p
    loved the concept of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Great Idea :D
    Keep em coming star ;)

    We both know that's not true. :rolleyes: It was all you. If at all I did anything it was give you a nudge ;)

  5. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016 Apr 2, 2020

    Dresa91 , Apr 2, 2020 :
    wow! wow! wow! awesome!!!:) this is so great:)
    proud of you and your work, @Starcommander! :)
    I want such a case too:D

  6. Helder_DAlmeida , via OnePlus 7T Glacier Blue , Apr 2, 2020 :
    Omg what a brutal shock after seeing your idea! I don't know how this crossed your mind but it is great! Such a creative person, I hope that our oneplus brand recognizes this and does not let you "escape" to Apple or Samsung ... This is, in my opinion, the true spirit of Never Settle! Congratulations wormie friend!

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    Apr 2, 2020

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  8. Starcommander
    Lollipop Apr 2, 2020

    Starcommander , Apr 2, 2020 :
    That nudge gave me inspiration to write. 😉
    I m glad that you liked it :):D
    Awwww you are so nice my friend :)
    Thanks for reading :)
    Take care, stay safe :)

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  9. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016 Apr 2, 2020

    Dresa91 , Apr 2, 2020 :
    :)Stay safe dude:)!

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  10. luigimario
    The Lab - OnePlus 6T Reviewer Apr 2, 2020

    luigimario , Apr 2, 2020 :
    Really cool case man, and it fits perfectly! Enjoy the rest of your lockdown! :p

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  11. meatandy
    Oreo Apr 2, 2020

    meatandy , Apr 2, 2020 :
    What a great idea and the perfect cure for boredom.

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  12. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 Apr 3, 2020

    the_o2 , Apr 3, 2020 :
    Wow, amazing work :hearteyes::hearteyes:


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  14. G_plusone
    Marshmallow Apr 3, 2020

    G_plusone , Apr 3, 2020 :
    Great Idea and execution.
    This thread has been in the making for some time.
    Nice one Tara

  15. Bouncer71
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer Community Expert Apr 3, 2020

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  16. Starcommander
    Lollipop Apr 3, 2020

    Starcommander , Apr 3, 2020 :
    Enjoyment is now getting monotonous. :oops:
    Thank you mkbhd:p

    Thanks bro
    Your memory skills are 🔥 thank u.
    Legal Hacks :cool::p

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  17. B.I.T.S.
    User of the Year 2019 Apr 3, 2020

    B.I.T.S. , Apr 3, 2020 :
    Nice job Estrellita!!

    As a recycling lover, I find this very interesting!! I'm gonna start saving all those bags so I can send to you to transform them into useful things :D

  18. Starcommander
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2020

    Starcommander , Apr 5, 2020 :
    Thank you so much bitsy....
    Also for allowing me to Reuse the picture 🤗

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