Learning Technologies, Inc.

The Challenge

To develop a case that would serve as a shipping case and projector and laptop support stand. Learning Technologies, creator of the Digital STARLAB system for portable astronomy education, approached Cases-Cases to develop and manufacture a unique shipping case that needed to:

  • House and protect a custom projector, a laptop and several peripherals from damage in all possible modes of shipment.
  • Act as the stand in the planetarium — requiring custom mounting brackets and a custom, folding laptop shelf.
  • Be sturdy for shipment but light enough to be easily handled by one person.

The Solution

Cases-Cases developed an ATA-approved shipping case featuring a custom- designed protective foam interior. It was lightweight, UPS-shippable, and included a retractable pull handle. The case was designed to easily convert into a strong, stable projector and laptop stand for use inside the planetarium dome. Cases-Cases manufactured the aluminum mounting brackets for the case and projector along with a laptop shelf that securely attached to the case shell during operation. The Digital STARLAB case and system has been shipped to educators worldwide.

The Result

“Cases-Cases really came through for us. They were able to come up with an excellent solution to our very unusual and complex case request and to meet a tight deadline. They were a pleasure to work with.”

—Jane Sadler, President