I had this awesome Nakamichi deck for years now. It makes any crappy speaker sound better but as technology progresses, the cassette part of my deck is becoming more obsolete.. I was using those cassette adapter to hook up my ipod but it looks so lame with all the wires hanging out and the sound quality took a beating. So I came up with something practically works , cheap and looks cool ( trifecta! ).
Important: You'll need a cassette player with an auxiliary input.
*This is where we will send the audio signal from the ipod. I was going to hack the tape head connections to send signal there but its sort of complicated and I had the inputs anyway.
Ipod or any mp3 player that can fit on the cassette slot
3.5mm stereo jacks with wires connected
*This will connect the ipod to the AUX input.
*You can scavenge the cassette mechanism for this.
Mighty putty like epoxy
Soldering Iron , cutter, screw drivers, electrical tape, zip ties.