We here at DCI would like you to know that this is maybe considered satire so don't try most of this at home you could really get injured or ruin your Ipod. With that out of the way feel free to try this I'm not your damn mother.

It's happened to all of us. After building so many projects for your Ipod out of Altoids tins and you're left with nowhere to put all those minty little devils. Thankfully here at David and Chuk Industries we have solved this dilemma. With a few basic tools, a small handful of parts, and 7 to 13 hours of your time you too can have a wonderful new Ipod Altoids Case, or as we call it the original DCIpod.

Step 1: Assemble the parts

You are going to need:

1 Ipod
We suggest using only the larger Ipods (generation 1-4). Do not attempt to use a Zune for this you could be badly injured.

2 Hard drives
You are going to get your magnets out of these and you should only use new or lightly used hard drives so that the magnets will be "the freshest." If you are removing these from your mother or grandmother's computer please back up their Quickbooks for god sakes.

2 Hinges
We got these from a hardware store. We made sure to get brass ones so we could list this Instructable as "Steampunk."

1 Tin of Altoids
You could use the giant pile of them you have laying around your bedroom from previous projects. We had to buy ours because we unfortunately don't use Altoid tins for projects because we live in a town with an electronics store that sells project boxes. We chose Wintermint because it's obviously the classiest flavor.

1 Large Piece of Steel Wool
We will explain later.
Zune holds less altoids.
Why the band-aids??
the guy with the yellow thing around him looks like seth from superbad. lol
:\ Not all fat people are Jonah Hill... That's almost as "insert class here"-ist as saying all black people look alike, or all chinese people look alike.
there was no need for the power saw to open the ipod.. all you do is pry a thin object like a knife betweent he white and the metal and pop it open. its easily snapped shut and snapped open.
Apparently you missed the entire point.....none of the steps are accurate or required, the whole thing is dripping with sarcasm
read her post<br>then yours<br>then hers again<br><br>and realise hers was dripping with sarcasm too
the post is now diamonds
we all know the real reason not to use a zune for this, it is because the firmware on the zune out ranks the I pod firmware by a million! no i even herd it from my step dad (he went to MIT, and is a total nerd, he is also close minded and is pro mac... the zune is the only Microsoft product he supports) it is much easier to navigate with a zune... i had an i pod mini, and traded it for an 80 gb zune. i will never go back
my ipod wont turn on now... what did i do wrong?
You sure it's an iPod and not a Zune?&nbsp; <br />
apparently, you followed all the steps.
This looked dangerous, so I decided to work on it outside. Then it got dark, so in step 6 I lit the MAPP gas container. Any advice on how to keep it lit while hammering? I also dropped the container, but it's pretty easy to find in the dark using a match if it's still making that hissing noise.
I seem to have run out of bandaids and switched to duct tape to hold my appendages on. I wonder if I'll ever play the violin again... :(<br><br>BUT WOW my songs have never been so fresh! They're almost minty! <br><br>Hmm... and the bass is curiously strong now. odd..<br><br>
Steel wool + 9V battery =&gt; awesome firestarter!
i tried it with my new ipod touch, and now it has 500gb of disk space! works great! thanks for the hint with the steel wool, saved my cat!<br />
someone had WAY to much fun working on this... :)<br />
Turn the altoids tin into something valuable, turn something valuable into an altoids tin. Awesome!<br />
easy, the computer knows all.
wait... does the ipod still work?
haha... haha... no xD
i was going to ask the same quesiton lol
I liked your concern for safety and the new ways of using some of the tools.
if you stuck a shuffle in there with the altoids, it could work as a mp3 player too :D
Hilarious! You guys have managed to out-kludge the proudest graduates of the "get a bigger hammer school of engineering!" The video is the icing on the cake. And you've given me some ideas :-)
i loves your bandaids =]<br/>
can you still listen to music or its just a case?
Well done, DCI! And by the way, I'm the dude you met the other night at carabar. I think the lab is gonna have an open house this Saturday. Hit me up with a reply and I'll let you know the particulars.
will it still play music?
Absolutely. I tried it and it works great!
its a satire lol. i think he removed the ics so i doubit it.
It's perfect.
hey erik, any connection to till from rammstein???
Immediate: Unfortunately no. But we are related.
sweet! you ever met him?
Also unfortunately, no.
Are all those Band-Aids a joke?
dude dont swear.
nice band-aids
what haappened to your hand? why so many plasters?
nvm i fixed it, but it doesn't pause when i open it like in the video
What are you listening to when you open it? I think it may only work with bands like Crazy Town and Chumbawamba.
it was Rick Astleys song Never Going to Give You Up
<em>We do not recommend using other tools than those listed due to a higher probability of castration and/or death. </em><br/><br/>Wow, that's reassuring.<br/>
Hahaha, a reverse! Really awesome job, this is super awesome. You might want to embed the video though. +1 rating. (added to favorites)
you should do this with your broken ipod (video?) and show off to your friends :P

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