Introduction: "AudioBook"

How to make a book into an iPod case.

Step 1: Gather Materials

For this tutorial, you will need:
  • An iPod
  • A book that is OK to destroy
  • A ruler
  • An X-Acto Knife
  • A pair of headphones
  • A piece of cardboard
  • A pencil

Step 2: Measure

First, measure your iPod and your book. As you can see, my iPod is about 1cm thick, and my book is about 3cm thick. Figure out the distances needed to center your iPod in the book and mark the pages with the pencil.

Step 3: Trace

Next, place your iPod inside the book and trace it, leaving a small margin.

Step 4: Cardboard

Now, put the piece of cardboard in where you want to stop cutting.

Step 5: Cut

Start cutting with the X-Acto knife, following the drawn lines.

Step 6: Test It Out

After you have reached the cardboard, test out your hole by placing your iPod inside.

Step 7: Trace Headphones

Now, plug in your headphones and trace them.

Step 8: Cut Wire Hole

Next, cut the hole for the wire. This only needs to be a couple pages thick.

Step 9: Cut Headphone Plug Hole

Now, continue cutting just the hole for the headphone plug. This does not need to go all the way down.

Step 10: Check the Fit

Finally, place your iPod and headphones in the holes.



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    I just found such an old book I was going to dispose of

    Now, I am measuring twice and cutting once

    Thank you so much

    What was the sync cable for???

    Charging your iPod up, of course!

    Nailed it! Made mine out of Harry Potter 1 (don't worry...I accidentally bought a second copy...I wouldn't destroy such a good book if I didn't have another copy!) I also put glue on the edges of the book as well as inside the cuts.

    it's an "audiobook"

    Thats the reagular AudioBook. This instructable was about the iPod/Mp3 AdioBook. I agree with NinJA999, The point is ITS NOT to be read.

    I really love this idea. I think it would be great to have these types of "cases" while traveling. Perhaps for a camera or other digital equipment to avoid getting them stolen. I would use a beat up old book that looks cheap. Great way to deter a thief.

    seriously don't take this on the bus or train if you don't want to be the subject of a supposed terrorist threat.