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Super iPod pillowcase that plays music and looks like an Apple IPod but is 50 times bigger than Apple iPod. With your completed Super IPod, you will be able to change songs and adjust the volume because the "Super IPod" uses an already hacked mp3 player. :-O

Tech D.I.Y. (http://techdiy.blogspot.com/) encourages mothers to learn about technology with their kids in ways that are simple and fun. The kits and instructions teach electronic crafts and have solid engineering lessons behind them.
 
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Step 1: Super IPod : Materials

Picture of Super IPod : Materials
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- one large white fabric sheet 31" x 40"
- one gray fabric sheet 21" x 12"
- one white felt sheet 5"x 1 1/2"
- one gray felt sheet 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
- ten black felt sheets 2" x 2"
- five purple felt sheets 2" x 2"
- ten conductive fabric sheets 3" x 1/2"($16.25 line/ft)
http://www.lessemf.com/fabric.html
(You can buy the small size of "Zelf" conductive fabric from Less EMS)
- handmade felt wires
(They are attached to two thin and long conductive pieces of fabric on the felt. You can make the handmade wires by yourself, check "How to make fabric wires".)
- an already hacked mp3 player ($15 COBY mp3 player at J&R)
(This hacked mp3 player consists of a base and the electronics of the mp3 player and it can be detached from the pillowcase because the snaps on the base and the mp3 player allow the mp3 player to separate. You can hack the mp3 player yourself by following instructions "How to hack mp3 player" "How to make detachable mp3 player kit". )
- one super bright LED
(To indicate the mp3 player is on and working, you need one super bright LED. We put this in the mp3 player in the kit.)
- conductive thread($15 per spool)
http://members.shaw.ca/ubik/thread/order.html
(Conductive thread can convey current and regular thread won't.)
- regular thread
- a sewing needle
- fabric glue
- a piece of chalk or a pencil
- a pair of scissors
- a multi-meter (to check the continuity of current, optional)
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account3r23 years ago
i dont know if anyone else noticed, but the play button is backwards
OMG this is awesome man sweet now you need to make a pillow case that lloks like a phone and works like a phone
OMG OGM OMG or even better a phone shaped like a pillow HOLY CRAP

LOLz!
 i would buy that
sun (author)  Morriscow4 years ago
I'm not selling the kit - Super iPod anymore. Sorry. But, I can help you to finding the material and making the project. If you have any question, please let me know. Sun~
im the 36800th viewer!
can't you tell us some other site where you can get the kit ? this one doesn't have anymore, they got sold out.
sun (author)  skullfire0075 years ago
sorry, I don't have a plan to make a kit yet. Please, check material page and you can find some sources to get the kit materials.
Can you use normal wires instead of felt wires?
sun (author)  skullfire0075 years ago
I think you can use normal wires but it breaks out easily when you move fabric of the iPod pillow
Syncubus5 years ago
What an awesome project! Great job!
az19956 years ago
I already have one of those. I was selling magazines for my school, and the 5 subscriptions sold prize was a giant ipod pillow, complete with speakers and all. It has like pushable buttons and stuff. But still NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE JOB!
mman1506 az19955 years ago
at my school 5 subscriptons get's you a bounce ball and 100 gets you alarm clock cd player
and 30 gets you a chance to win a wii
wow, im sorry but thats terrible. at my school, when we would sell two of these huge books full of coupons for $20 each, we would get a package of bic pens. also terrible...
mman15065 years ago
i was thinking of using an ipod remote and implant it into the couch
PAULO985 years ago
i made one.there cool
sun (author)  PAULO985 years ago
Did you buy my kit or prepare materials by yourself? Could you share the picture of your Super iPod? Sun
Very excited about trying this out. Is it washable though?
doubt it lol
wierd idiot6 years ago
That's sooooooo coool!!
bomberman36 years ago
Thats REALLY cool but supersize earbuds would complete it, such as the ones here:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/speakers/a254/
YES! I saw this and immediatley thought of those.
Bartboy6 years ago
The website dosn't have anymore! : (
sun (author)  Bartboy6 years ago
llamafur7 years ago
how about adding a ipod dock connector so you have the full functionality of the ipod, maybe even a click wheel
Could be easily implimented by buying the ipod side of the dock connector and tapping into the USB Pins. This would make it truly awesome. If someone was to engineer a huge verson of the connector, I would be truly impressed! Just autocad the connector and standard size and scale it 1:50 or something...
Dillis6 years ago
You got your play button backwards..... Still really cool though, id love one xD
killerAP6 years ago
but there is no way to go to another playlist or artist/album. o well, cant have everything. next up from you: a sweater with speakers in it!
with those mp3 players they dont have almost any features like the apple ipod, only 1 playlist, thats it
already invented lol
Larkus7 years ago
Does this ipod pillow-case use touch sensitive buttons?
sun (author)  Larkus7 years ago
Exactly, it is not button. I used soft fabric switches. Please, read step 7 instruction to make the fabric switches. :-)
Ahmedqatar7 years ago
Amazing work !!
aksiemau7 years ago
This is really cool! I am going to try to make it! :)
krisgesling7 years ago
I love it. It'd be great to get my younger cousins interested in electronics but is there any possibility of shipping to Australia anytime in the near future? Otherwise I might just have to give the hacking a go myself.
darcy cammo7 years ago
thank you for the good idea my cousin will love this for xmas
Mekkie Boy7 years ago
This is very cool... but there is no volume control.
sun (author)  Mekkie Boy7 years ago
There is volume control. if you press "+" on the dial or "-" , you can change the volume. :-)
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