Ipod Control via Dock connector??

Does anyone know if you can control ipods functions (play/pause, fast fw, rewind, scroll, possibly vol up/down?) via the dock connector? Is there any way to do this other than taking apart ipod? Trying to make ipod controller

Edit: Does anyone know a cheap way to send specific signals to an ipod? im thinking arduino is a good choice

squirt85007 years ago
pinouts.ru/PortableDevices/ipod_pinout.shtml Here is a link for the pinouts and serial commands for the dock connector 

astroboy907 (author)  squirt85007 years ago
Thank you so much for the link.... unfortunately, I'm not good with computer programming or microcontrollers.... Does anyone know a (semi) simple way to do this? I would like to try making a smallish wireless controller, with a few buttons, and have it send a signal to the circuit connected to the ipod. It would be better if the controller was connected to the ipod instead of a computer... right now im thinking arduino might work....