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Picture of Rotary Phone iPod Dock
I have always loved re-purposing one thing into another. This instructable will show pictures of my completed iPod dock with commentary on how I put it together. I apologize that I didn't take pictures through the whole process. I was just too excited about the project.

Step 1: Parts Needed

Picture of Parts Needed
Magnasonic MAG-iP860K.jpg
Switch.jpg
LED.jpg
LED Holder.jpg
Parts needed:
     Old rotary dial phone (broken preferably, please don't destroy working pieces of histroy)
     iPod dock 
     LED and LED housing (I got mine from Radio Shack)
     Power switch
     Plug and wire

I found my broken rotary phone on eBay.

The iPod dock that I used was coincidentally perfect for my design (I'll show you why later) was the Magnasonic MAG-iP860K. I found mine online at Amazon.com.

Tools needed:
     Dremel tool (or suitable power rotary tool)
     Hot glue gun
     Drill with small drill bits
     Soldering Iron (I used a 15-watt iron)
     Solder
      
 
Xavier S6 months ago

Question: Why did you remove the plastic in the headset mic/speaker areas (for the new speakers) Was it just to allow more sound to come out, or did you have a fit issue with the speakers and needed to make more space?

tomatoskins (author)  Xavier S6 months ago

This is when I wished to have taken pictures.... The plastic on the back of the handset would have pushed and damaged the cone. We couldn't have that so it was removed.

Thanks for the quick reply. Your thread has definitely been helpful to start planning this project out.
tomatoskins (author)  Xavier S6 months ago

I'm excited to see your final result! Please post pictures!

asmallwood2 years ago
Wished I was more talented at electrical stuff so I could make this for my kitchen
tomatoskins (author) 2 years ago
I'm glad you think so. It was a blast to make.
Taptotweet2 years ago
This is amazing!