So I thought I'd have a go at creating a 3D printable protective case for my future iPad. Its not here yet (shipping by may 7th), so I've modeled this case based on a very accurate 3D iPad model created by @MikePuckett found at 3D Content Central.
My design intentions were to provide protection for the surfaces while not interfering with the users personal interaction with the iPad. Also giving the iPad a completely flat back surface to increase stability when its laying down. I also intend to use the Apple Dock for the iPad and many of the cases I've seen so far would inhibit the use of the dock without removing case.
I have more ideas, features, and design details I plan to implement and test, such as an integrated kickstand and maybe more customization offerings to really take advantage of this great tool that 3D printing is.
If you're one of the fortunate people to have an iPad already, feel free to be a beta tester and print this case out. Shapeways will print and ship (global) this thing to you for the cool beta price of $33.66. Find it here. Your feedback would be awesome - speak - and we shall iterate (yay 3D printing).