This Instructable covers the design and construction process used to create a neat laser cut dock for your iPod Nano. The dock made in this Instructable is constructed from 3mm MDF, however other 3mm materials can be used (Clear Acrylic etc).
The design was created in Corel Draw X4, the design can be adjusted to suit other iPod models.
The dock design uses the original USB Sync cable that was supplied with your iPod.
Step 1: The Inspiration
The people at Apple are kind enough to include a USB sync cable for FREE with every iPod. It certainly does the job of interfacing the iPod with the PC, but not much more. It tends to just flail around on your desktop looking sad and silly. I decided to design a dock to mount my iPod Nano (Gen IV). By using the original cable I saved cost and simplified the design!