Altoids Tin Ipod Case





Introduction: Altoids Tin Ipod Case

in this instructable you will learn how to make an altoids tin in to a ipod case. this is my first one so please leve feedback on how to make better.

Step 1: What You Need

yoy will need

1. an ipod nano or anything else you can get to fit (ipod mini is to big) The 3rd gen ipod (short and fat) will fit in too, but you will have to change the way you cut the foam. the newest ipod may fit, but i haven't tried it.

2. A drill bit as big as the end of a pair of headphones and a drill.

3. Styrofoam(to pad the ipod nano)

4. duct tape

Step 2: Shape the Styrafoam

shape the Styrofoam so it will fit in the Altoids tin. (roughly 3.5in by 2.25 in)

use a knife to shape out a cradle for the ipod nano. (.26 inches deep)

Step 3: Drill the Hole

insert the Styrofoam into the tin. take the Altoids tin and mark a dot about 1/4 of an inch from the top and 1/2 inch from the corner. check this by putting your pod in the case and centering the hole to the headphone jack. (sorry about the sucky picture quality, it was taken from my phone)

Step 4: Duct Tape It Up (and Show It Off!)

take the duct tape and cover up the Styrofoam and let it run over a little so it holds the Styrofoam in. tape up all the edges to prevent it from scratching up your ipod (or you). now insert your ipod and start to listen to the minty cool music of your ipod minty. take it to school or work and amaze people about how cool your ipod now is. (it also serves as and almost indestructible case, but it only pads it if you use the Styrofoam.



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    Expanding foam might make good padding. Just squeeze it in the tin, sit the ipod in it and trim when dry. You'd probably have to coat the ipod in something so it didn't stick to the foam though.

    great! but now i cant get my my ipod out o.o''

    this is a really good idea, but the duct tape, thats the problem, duct tape doesnt look that great in it,and it can also damage your ipod, so I came up with a solution: buy thin memory foam, heat up a hot glue gun until its just hot enough to squirt the glue out, and put a layer of the foam on the top and bottom of your tin, this forms the shape of the ipod nicely too!

    I made my own, which is slightly different. Mine has a clip, as well/

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    you should make another one with speakers coming out the back. That would be pretty sweet

    My first mp3 player was a 256 MB creative player. Ah, memories.

    that fabric is pretty creative (pun intended)