DIY Zoom H1 carry case

Couple weeks ago I bought Zoom H1 handy recorder. It’s small, compact and easy to use, but the main problem to me – I didn’t have the case to carry  it around.

There is one option to buy accessories kit, which contains the carry  case, but, it can carry only the Zoom H1 itself, no reserve  battery, no earphones, no windscreen and it is pretty expensive.

And as always there is other option: D o I t Y ourself

So I thought it would be great to make something cheap with extra space for accessories.

1. STEP: Choosing the case and modify it.

At home I found old storage box, which was perfect for this project – it’s a  little bit bigger than H1.

But as you see it has some plastic seperations at both ends.

I take a chisel to grave out those plastic things.


2.STEP: Put in the foam for adittional security and better fitting.

I took a 1cm thick foam from shipping package.

Put opened box on it and cut it of along the edge. Then with scissors cut it  for better fitting.

I made 2 pieces: 1 for the bottom and 1 for the top of case.

I also cut a thin strip for one of the inner side, so the Zoom H1 stays in  place.

3.STEP: Assemble everything in the right order.

When the foam is inserted you just need to assemble everything in the right order.

In my occassion I have to put in my Zomm H1 first, then my reserve battery.

After that I can fold in my earphones and at the end I put in my windscreen, which supports  H1 from the other side.

Everything fits in like charm, Zoom H1 is protected from shocks and now I can carry it around without any worries.

I hope you found my instructable useful :]

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    • Ciirulis
    • May 16th, 2011

    labs ezi!

    • Valmistan Käyttökeramiikkaa
    • May 17th, 2011

    Great success!
    Greets from Finland.

    • Chieko from US
    • September 11th, 2011

    That’s brilliant! I didn’t want to order the entire kit because I only need the case. I will try to do something similar and Do It Myself! Thanks for the idea.

    • I am very happy, that my post inspired You to make one by yourself. It’s great :] Could You share your idea? I would like to see it :]

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