Ive been on instructables for a few years but I never got along to making one. Last week i decided to make a dock for my new iPod Touch, so I figured that i could try making an instructable for it.
Step 1: Supplies
To make the dock you will need the following:
philips head screwdriver (X head)
flat file & round file (i couldnt find these for the picture)
ipod usb cord (the new one without the release buttons)
glue (i used gorilla glue)
metal shears (couldnt find these for the picture either)
Step 2: Step 1: Take apart the game cartridge
Begin by removing the screw from the back side of the game cartridge, keep this someplace safe for later. Then use something flat to pry the cartridge open. Once you get it open carefully disassemble the circuit board, keep one of the metal plates from it. You can throw away the rest of the board. Sit everything but the front plastic piece (the one with the sticker on it) aside for later.
Step 3: Step 2: Make a hole for the usb cord
In the middle of the front plate trace the outline of the plug (trace the one that goes into the iPod). Try to get the tracing as close to the center as possible, for this will look much better in the end. Once you have an outline cut it out with the x-acto knife, if you are impatient (like me) try using a dremel tool. When you get a rough shape of the plug begin to use the files to create a hole where the plug can fit snugly into place.