Introduction: Secretley Watch Ipod Movies at School.

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I created this for use in library period at school as reading books non-stop for an hour gets boring very quickly..... therefore a means to start making.

Can be easily adapted for other ipods/MP4s.

Step 1: What You Need

For this instructable your going to need:
A craft knife.
an old book
an ipod
some cardboard
and glue.

Step 2: Step 1: Mark Out Ipod.

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mark around your ipod getting ready to cut out a hole for your ipod to sit in.

Step 3: Step 2:cutting Holes in the Pages

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Now to cut out the holes in the pages for were your ipod is going to sit. make sure you make deep enough to fit your ipod in so the cover can fit over it.

Step 4: Step 3: Making a Cover Part 1

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From here onwards is optional and is not needed. I just did this next part because im a bit of a perfectionist.

Cut out a piece of cardboard about a centremetre in from all four sides of the page. This allows the page to still turn over like a normal page.

Step 5: Step 4: Making a Cover Part 2

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Now, glue down the cardboard between two pages just above all the pages you've cut a hole in to house the ipod.

Step 6: Final Step

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Now mark out where your screen and clickwheel would be when the ipod is in its housing. After marking, cut out the holes in the cover for the clickwheel and screen.

Step 7: Finish

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Hope you enjoyed this instructable! Please let me know any changes you think I could make or anything I can add.


ChipzAhoyMcCoy (author)2013-12-14

You know that you can also put a DS in it and play it. pfftch

didgitalpunk (author)2010-08-11

in your last step, you wrote VIOLA. its VOILA. if you want to know what i know about it, im french.

skatelong (author)didgitalpunk2012-09-16

Hahaha sorry :P I was 12 when I made this and really didn't think about spelling. But i now know a Viola is a small violin like instrument. Thanks for the point out.

didgitalpunk (author)skatelong2012-09-16

No worries bro xD

hilfog (author)2010-12-03

Wouldn't it be kinda obvious with the headphones anyway?
Unless you want to use the internal speaker, which would also attract attention...

skatelong (author)hilfog2012-09-16

This ipod didnt have the internal speaker as it was only fourth Generation. I later ended cutting a gap out of the bottom of the side of the book where the cable could be led through. Which i ran up my Jumper sleeve and out my other, leaning on my hand to cover the headphone.

imranh101 (author)2011-07-19

Wow! No one posted the common stupid "You should be paying attention in school" thing! IM PROUD OF YOU INSTRUCTABLES!
Anyways, this is a pretty good idea :P

Jack A Lopez (author)imranh1012011-08-20

But someone did post such a banal comment. I'd say that solobuffalo's comment about "missing out on a wealth of knowledge by not reading..." is exactly the sentiment that you concluded was absent from these comments.

Could it be that your reading comprehension skills are lacking?  Possibly as the result of watching your media player in class?


Oroka (author)2009-07-14

LMAO, I wish I had something like this when I was in school. I wish there were iPods when I was in school... sigh. Im getting old :(

roland985 (author)Oroka2010-11-15

You would need a whack massive book to hide a walkman :)

I LOLed... Or, iLoled.

SrgtKid (author)2009-07-14

How do you hide the ear buds?

Marble of Doom (author)SrgtKid2009-07-14

I used to snake them under my hoodie, then behind my back, then over my shoulder, then I just stick one in my ear and hid the cord in my hood.

Reptiliar (author)Marble of Doom2011-04-13

I run the wire up my sleeve and out the hand hole but lean on my hand so the headphone is hidden by my hand but still in my ear!

SrgtKid (author)Marble of Doom2009-07-14

Nice, now I have something to do during study hall next year!!!

craziemutant (author)SrgtKid2010-07-05

I would snake one bud through a long sleeve and just lean on my hand the whole time. And if someone asks, you can just move your hand and grab the bud as you do.

its easyer if you have long hair.

Air_Assassin (author)2011-04-13


solobuffalo (author)2011-02-19

But you're missing out on a wealth on knowledge by not reading those books!

survivorwolf (author)2010-10-09

it sucks to be me in this case i have a dress code we are not aloud to wear hoodies during class but good concept

ha i did this with my cell phone so i could text during school it works too till someone notices and the entire class starts laughing, even then the teachers clueless

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