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The Ultimate Ipod Altoid's Case

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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.

 
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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.
maya44447 months ago
Why the band-aids??
Rye21215 years ago
the guy with the yellow thing around him looks like seth from superbad. lol
jtewell Rye21212 years ago
:\ 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.
geraput3 years ago
http://луивитон.рф/
alysssalyn4 years ago
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
then yours
then hers again

and realise hers was dripping with sarcasm too
the post is now diamonds
tazmon1225 years ago
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
Nope.
ilpug kid007la3 years ago
zune=win.
my ipod wont turn on now... what did i do wrong?
You sure it's an iPod and not a Zune? 
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... :(

BUT WOW my songs have never been so fresh! They're almost minty!

Hmm... and the bass is curiously strong now. odd..

icecoldcelt4 years ago
Steel wool + 9V battery => awesome firestarter!
oesi4 years ago
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!
Cubie24 years ago
someone had WAY to much fun working on this... :)
beveld4 years ago
Turn the altoids tin into something valuable, turn something valuable into an altoids tin. Awesome!
rrrmanion4 years ago
easy, the computer knows all.
Haijj5 years ago
wait... does the ipod still work?
raimen Haijj5 years ago
haha... haha... no xD
i was going to ask the same quesiton lol
scojanp5 years ago
I liked your concern for safety and the new ways of using some of the tools.
raimen5 years ago
if you stuck a shuffle in there with the altoids, it could work as a mp3 player too :D
bettbee5 years ago
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 =]
F-175 years ago
can you still listen to music or its just a case?
bowakowa5 years ago
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.
thebboy6 years ago
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.
dang
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.
Arbitror5 years ago
Are all those Band-Aids a joke?
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