Introduction: Put Your Art on Your Ipod - Quick & Simple

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This is a simple trick to put your art work on your IPOD, works for the Shuffle Nano and any Ipod .

Takes only 5 minutes and you can put your own work on your Ipod without tampering with the device. Got bored of the previous art work just peel off the tape and make something new again.

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Step 1: Paste Clear Tape on Ipod

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Step 1 - Cover the Shuffle with clear tape
*Remove the USB cover
  • Paste clear tape from the usb end to the opposite usb end over the face and back of the shuffle

Step 2: Draw Your Stuff

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Step 2 - Draw your stuff
Draw your art on the shuffle [on clear tape] with any perma-ink marker.

Step 3: Protect Your Art and the Shuffle

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Step 3- Protect Your Art and the Shuffle
*Paste a second layer of tape over the shuffle.
*Use a blade to cut out a line around the on/off switch to let it move and a make a small hole in the tape around the headphone socket.

You are done !! Simple aint it !

Now Show off you Ipod to everyone. Only you have this in the entire world.

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Grimling (author)2006-09-12

Sorry , but to be honest , i think it's really ugly . I would Never do that with my pricest baby

yeah but you can remove it, plus i can draw really well so mine would look better

annulla (author)Grimling2008-10-16

I have to agree.

AnarchistAsian (author)Grimling2008-07-04

we'll if he actually did a good job on it and used good tape, then it would look good
have skillz = go for it
don't have skillz = don't go for it

Nihal (author)Grimling2008-01-03

i agree

scott! (author)2009-07-12

good idea, but It'd probably look terrible on an iPod touch, lol

micsmiii (author)2007-07-07

I think it is a great idea and I'd love to do it! But what about the tape? I've taped things to my iPod before and when I go to take it off and it's really sticky and gross. Any suggestions on how to avoid that?

organizm987 (author)micsmiii2007-07-09

you can get like citrus de-sticker stuff at lowes and home depot. it comes in handy but its liquid so use some sort of cloth

Goo Gone, we use it at work

I use it at home


You can use rubbing alcohol and scrub it every time.

There's this stuff you can buy that always works for me. It's called goo-gone, and I know you can get it here (Canada) but I'm not sure about other places

AnarchistAsian (author)micsmiii2008-07-04

use masking tape instead, and then cover the masking tape in clear tape (or not) it's too bad that masking tape only comes in blue and white(as far as i know), but it's better than getting sticky stuff on your ipod

Joanassie (author)micsmiii2008-03-28

you can try not removing it, because this was probably intended as permanent-like.

jinventive (author)micsmiii2007-12-26

Tape only seems to go gooey and sticky when you have exposed it to heat or humidity so try not to expose it to too much warmth. (That would be quite hard though as your iPod spends much of its days sitting in the cosyness of your pocket.

Very Keri (author)micsmiii2007-10-21

A pencil eraser will get sticky residue off any slick surface without damaging it.

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Waffles Will Rule (author)2007-12-11

cool i got to try this

sk8erdude (author)2007-12-08

Great instructable! Sorta obvious once you think about it but i think you did a great job i might just use basic scotch tape so it'll easily come off

trebuchet03 (author)2006-09-12

That tape is going to make a whole lot of mess... hopefully it won't damage it (when removing or cleaning).... Score: C -- idea seems okay, but implementation is poor and you did not take the time to include all of the project here...

Murf (author)trebuchet032006-09-12

I agree.. a simple mod to this would be to put the first layer on with the sticky side up, then a second layer to stick to the first, THEN draw and THEN a third layer to protect.... atleast then its like a jacket and doesn't get your iPOD all gooy with tape gooies.

agent69akasexy (author)Murf2006-10-15

This is a much better idea... but its still an upgrade to a really good idea to begin with.. i think you might run into a problem trying to control things (if you have a touch pad [circle thing]) p.s. im gonna try it on my ipod (3rd gen. i think.. first gen without the four buttons under the screen)

Aar000n3y (author)agent69akasexy2007-11-26

They basically sell thick pieces of clear tape to put over your ipod to protect it, and you can easily use the touch pad with thick tape over it.

agent69akasexy (author)Aar000n3y2007-11-26

I mean how you move your finger around the wheel. When i did this, my click wheel was acting pretty half-ass

Aar000n3y (author)agent69akasexy2007-11-27

Yeah, I know. Touch pad=wheel.

zeero360 (author)2007-09-15

awsome but how do you get the tape off like if it the tape breaks the wat do you do, so i sill wouldnt do it

Aar000n3y (author)zeero3602007-11-26

The same thing that you do if all of the tape is on there. Take it off. Just pick it off. Is it really that complicated?

PSPerson (author)2007-07-11

I made my silver 2g nano into a red 2g nano

MadMechanicMike (author)2007-07-06

looks like crap. just get custom made vinyls for like a dollar

Trimaster (author)2007-07-03

i use to do this a wiel ago but it always rubed off puting another pice of tape is smart lol

icedog515 (author)2007-04-25

wowee. nice idea il try it owt

chandannm (author)2006-09-13

Well, I may not have got a great picture to put on the website, but its real fun. The 5 minutes I spent on it was really worth it. And because its your stuff that you drew , you feel good every time you look at it. Just try it out you may be a able to make a much better drawing. And guess what, when I get bored of it I am just going to peel off the tape and make an new one.

try printing out a design on paper THEN taping it to your mp3 player.

sourpussy (author)2006-09-26

i like this idea a lot :)

mathface (author)2006-09-13

Right on Chandan. Do what you're doin.

santhoshmaruthi (author)2006-09-12

nice one I think u can make a much better presentation

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