Just to let everyone know, this is my first Instructable, so please tell me what needs improvement, and don't be mean!
Now I wanted to make a docking station for my iPods, but I have an iPod touch 2G, so I didn't get a box like the iPhone to make a station out of (like here https://www.instructables.com/id/iPhoneiTouch_iPod_Stand_from_iPhone_Box/).
So I went looking through all my boxes in my basement and thought the box to my phone would be great, because it has theese two flaps that make it open kind of like a pamphlet.
The Phone is the LG-VX8350
, you need it because unless you do, your phone box probably won't work, but you can use this Instructable to give you some ideas!
What you'll need:
-LG-VX8350 Phone Box
-2 iPod connectors
Step 1: Cut One of the Flaps Off
Just use an exacto knife to cut one of the flaps off, it doesn't matter which.
If you mess up for some reason, you can always cut the other flap off, and use that, but you won't be able to cover it.
Step 2: Cut the Folds
Cut the folded parts on both ends with an exacto knife, so that they are flat, and small enough to fit in the box. What I did was line up the fold, and then I made a mark where the cut should be.
Step 3: Cut the Wire Hole
Once again, use an exacto knife to cut a hole in the back of the box, a little larger than the USB cable, and hen put the two cables through it.
Step 4: Put the Flap You Removed Into the Box
Just put it in the box, with the flaps down, and then bring the cables around the flap, but if you don't have enough room, use an exacto knife to cut a small hole in each side for the cables to go through.
Step 5: OPTIONAL: Cut a Hole in It
if you have a case for your iPod that has something coming out of the back like a place to wrap your headphones around, cut a hole a little larger than it. This way, you can close it, and the iPod will stay in place!
Step 6: OPTIONAL: Paint It
If you don't like the look of the phone box (like me), then spray paint it whatever color you'd like. Sorry, but I haven't spray painted mine yet, but I think I'm going to make it black, to match my iPod.
Step 7: Plug It In, and Enjoy!
Dock your iPods and enjoy!