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How to enhance a phone slip case with nfc - part 2

Have an Android phone with NFC capabilities? Turn your carrying case into a multi-functional tool that automatically puts your ringer on silent, turns it up loud, or creates a Wi-Fi hotspot!

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These are "anti-metal NFC stickers" purchased from tagstand.com. Because they are going to be placed on the radio frequency blocking fabric, we need the extra isolation on the NFC tag.

These are "anti-metal NFC stickers" purchased from tagstand.com. Because they are going to be placed on the radio frequency blocking fabric, we need the extra isolation on the NFC tag.

Download an app called "NFC Task Launcher" also by Tagstand from Google Play (aka Android Market). It lets you save tasks to your NFC sticker so when it's scanned, it just does it automagically!

Download an app called "NFC Task Launcher" also by Tagstand from Google Play (aka Android Market). It lets you save tasks to your NFC sticker so when it's scanned, it just does it automagically!

Cat! Get out of my tutorial.

Cat! Get out of my tutorial.

Repeat but use settings for how you typically would like to hear your phone ring/vibrate, outside of the case. Say you sit down at a cafe and want to see your screen; pull it out and rest it on top.

Repeat but use settings for how you typically would like to hear your phone ring/vibrate, outside of the case. Say you sit down at a cafe and want to see your screen; pull it out and rest it on top.

You can stop at these 3...

You can stop at these 3...

But let's add an automated way to turn on your wifi hotspot when you're at a cafe! (BTW, these are just suggested automated tasks; record and re-record tasks to fit your own lifestyle.)

But let's add an automated way to turn on your wifi hotspot when you're at a cafe! (BTW, these are just suggested automated tasks; record and re-record tasks to fit your own lifestyle.)

Cut out 2 small squares of this fabric. Take your "quiet" NFC tag and peel off the sticker backing and place it onto one piece of fabric. Put "loud" onto the other.

Cut out 2 small squares of this fabric. Take your "quiet" NFC tag and peel off the sticker backing and place it onto one piece of fabric. Put "loud" onto the other.

Take the foam out of the felt and sew the loud/wifi patch to the foam.

Take the foam out of the felt and sew the loud/wifi patch to the foam.

It's important that the loud side is facing inwards!!

It's important that the loud side is facing inwards!!

No one is going to see the stitching so it's okay if you're a bit sloppy. :) Just make sure it's in there securely. Repeat for the silence/default patch and make sure "silence" is facing inwards.

No one is going to see the stitching so it's okay if you're a bit sloppy. :) Just make sure it's in there securely. Repeat for the silence/default patch and make sure "silence" is facing inwards.

Finished! Let's put it back into the outer felt layer and see it almost done!

Finished! Let's put it back into the outer felt layer and see it almost done!

Final step is to finish the opening! You can fold the felt over the foam and hand sew to make a clean hem. But I kind of liked this grey and black layering and evened the felt up with the foam.

Final step is to finish the opening! You can fold the felt over the foam and hand sew to make a clean hem. But I kind of liked this grey and black layering and evened the felt up with the foam.

Then hand stitched with purple thread.

Then hand stitched with purple thread.

Yay! Sexy and functional.

  • Android phone with NFC capabilities
  • 4.0 NFC stickers (the anti-metal kind)
  • Radio frequency blocking fabric
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Thread to match or accent case from Part 1