In this instructable we'll build a Nike+ sensor pouch that will attach simply and securely to your shoe - without the need to buy a brand new Nike+ shoe, or any other crazy contraptions that cost up to $10!

You will need:

1) fabric (nylon, hard canvas or other durable fabric)
2) durable thread (denim, nylon, etc)
3) Nike+ sensor
4) Needle
5) Scissors
6) velcro (1 inch)

Step 1: Cut out

It's best to use a tough fabric like neoprene, or a plastic backing-type fabric such as harder nylon or even very strong canvas. The point is to make sure that it's sturdy and will withstand some abuse. You might also want to consider the running conditions - weather and humidity - in your fabric choice.

The cutout is pretty simple. Just follow these instructions and you'll have the right size for the Nike+ sensor
i highly doubt this will be accurate, it would be better to cut a hole in your midsole and have a plug for when the sensor is not in use, _________ \_____u__| et voila !
When you are using nike free the sole would never be able to accommodate the sensor cutting into it would destroy the shoe. I know they have the free everyday+ 2, I just prefer the 5.0 and 3.0
the accuracy of the sensor can be tweaked by calibrating it through the nano. I tried it, and it worked very well. Additionally, cutting a hole in the midsole will most likely result in a broken pair of shoes.
The nice people at Sparkfun electronics have discected one of those iPod nike sensors.<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/present.php?p=Nike_iPod-Internals">Link</a><br/>It appears to be a PICmicro with a transmitter chip, the sensing is done using a Peizo speaker as an impact sensor. They even have a connector board for the sensor (Ipod size).<br/>
frustrated little guy. anyway, it's CALIBRATED through the nano, and while the ORIGINAL calibration is for the special pocket in the NIKE+ shoe, it doesn't have to be that way. by the way, in this manner, you can use your Nano pedometer with ANY shoe, as opposed to the shoes that you destroy by cutting a hole in the sole. Also, did you know that NOT all shoe soles are thick enough for the adapter? stop harassing people, dick head.
<sup> Well, he's a cheery soul, isn't he? Attaching it to your laces works just fine, even without calibrating. Here's some info: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podophile.com/2006/07/30/nike-running-shoe-wallet-with-the-nike_ipod-sport-kit.">http://podophile.com/2006/07/30/nike-running-shoe-wallet-with-the-nike_ipod-sport-kit.</a> Marware also sells a laces pouch remarkably similar to the above instructable, but as you points out, it's dead easy to make one, and you can choose your own fabric. Nice clear instructable, ageyfman. :)</sup><br/>
from another comment on the same subject xcursedxsays: it's not a pressure sensor, but it is calibrated to the CENTER of your foot, where you have a higher amount of gravity on each stride then at the top of your foot near your shin, you'll just get false readings.... but enjoy replyreply[flag][delete] Oct 4, 2006 use your brain
i highly doubt this will be accurate, it would be better to cut a hole in your midsole and have a plug for when the sensor is not in use, _________ \_____u__| et voila !

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