Nice looking home made iPod dock.

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  1. kgarchar macrumors 6502

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    Sure, there's no IR, but I used everything that came with the box to make it, and it looks great IMO. Better than that one on Engadget a few weeks ago.

    ...Anyways I carved out the dock connector area a bit on the adaptor that came with the iPod, cut out a few holes in the box, and viola. Here it is.

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    What do you guys think?
     
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  3. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    awesome! i might just have to do that..... when i GET an ipod:p. man...... i need an ipod....:eek: looks ko0l though!
     
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    That is definitely one of the most clever ideas I have seen to date!

    Great Job! :)
     
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    A. cut appropriately sized hole in iPod (or any other) box
    2. Insert dock, erm, insert into the hole.
    III. Stick dock cable into dock insert.
     
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  10. kgarchar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks guys, and yeah, its pretty much just carve out some of the dock adaptor, shove the dock connector through, secure it to the dock adaptor(i used duct tape to do that. I made the latch things on the usb permanantly pressed with duct tape, and then traced the bottom of the ipod on the box out with an exacto knife, i put the front of the adaptor in first so it was secure, and i threw a paperweight in the box(also duct taped it in there)
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    would've made it so the apple faced forward, but thats just me.
    good work in every other aspect though! :D
     
  12. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Very cool idea.

    I'd hate to try that with my square clamshell box though.

    I wonder if I could do some thing similar with my leftover plaster blocks from 3D art class.
     
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    give yourself a pat on the back! good thinking.
     
  14. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I might actually make my own with built in speakers and IR. It's not as difficult as you may think...
     
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    Apart from the one quoted in your post, presumably? ;)
     
  18. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Still can't get over how cool that is.

    Great Job!
     

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