Introduction: Wooden IPod Dock W/ Speaker

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Okay, This is my first instructable.
Today, i will show you how to do a wooden ipod (Touch but can be other) dock.

So let's go!

P.S All Comment Are Welcome!

Step 1: Materials

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Okay, This is what your need to do this dock:

1. Box (i use a VERY soft wooden one).
2. Speaker (i use USB one and i have keep only one speaker.
3. iPod Computer cable.
4. iPod Dock Adapter.
5. X-Acto Knife
6. Hot Glue Gun and Glue
7. iPod
8. Time and Patience.

Step 2: Modifying the Dock Adapter.

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Okay, you have all the material? So Let's start by modifying the dock adapter.

1. remove the little plastic clip ( easy with small plier)
2. cut a hole for the 3.5 MM jack with an X-Acto kinfe.

Let's go to the next step; cutting the box.

Step 3: Cutting the Box

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Okay, so now, cut the box! I use a VERY soft wood so i can cut it with an X-Acto Knife.

1. Take your X-Acto and put the dock adapter on the box then just do a line in the wood,do not cut it now.
2. If you are satified of your drawing , cut the box.
3. Do an big hole for the volume control and Headphone jack.
4. Do An hole for the wires.

Step 4: Finish

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Finish your dock by glue everything in the box.

Step 5: Hope You Enjoy!

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I hope you enjoy my very first instructable. Post your own creation.

I will try to upgrade it. Any suggestions or comments are welcome.

Step 6: Pimp My Dock

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Okay, post a your suggestion for Pimping This Dock.

Did someone know how to do sound reactive L.E.D? I see somewhere it need a audio amplifier (LM386 AUDIO AMPLIFIER).


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Numbuh1Nerd (author)2012-12-26

Listening to Green Day on my iPod -> Finds Green Day on iPod dock. Whatever this means, I think it's good.

maxhysteria (author)2011-06-23

generally the speakers dont have a voltage rating... they will have a wattage and an Ohm rating... the amplifier will have a voltage rating... but hey some things may be different

chrisapalo (author)2009-08-28

if you want some sound reactive leds you will need a transistor a led a capacitor (any size idk what you need) maybe a resistor... for each signal you want. Then follow the diagram that is included. So use a NPN transistor, a resistor if needed, a led or more, wire, and a capacitor, and anything else you would need. .... tell me if it works!

chrisapalo (author)chrisapalo2009-08-28

whoops here is the pic

StarshipMcGee (author)2009-07-16

if you drilled a hole in the wood before it was a box then you can use a bandsaw to cut the hole for the ipod and the volume (also before it was a box obviously) Hope that helps people who have those items

bunso51 (author)2008-09-22

where did you get the volume control?????

overfunclac (author)bunso512008-10-06

on some old computer speaker. Sorry if I reply lately, it's because i am moving in France

bunso51 (author)overfunclac2008-10-08

thanks, but how much voltage is the power can i use 12volts battery??

overfunclac (author)bunso512008-10-08

Some speaker are 12 V but the one i used where USB powered, so it was 5V. Look on your speaker for the voltage

dark sponge (author)2008-06-28

Sound reactive L.E.D.

I don't know why they put the LM340 voltage regulator there, they didn't even use it properly. Just pretend it isn't there and the two wires that connect to it are connected together.

overfunclac (author)dark sponge2008-10-06

Thank you very much. I will take a look at this.

dark sponge (author)overfunclac2008-10-06

Your Welcome!

sunny342 (author)2008-09-19

where did you get the amplifier

overfunclac (author)sunny3422008-10-06

On Some old computer speaker. Sorry if i reply lately, i am moving in France.

munchman (author)2008-09-07

Okay. I lost the dock adapter that came with my 2nd gen nano. Where can I get a new one (cheaply)? Apple is selling them for AUD$13

justinpow (author)munchman2008-10-04

I saw some adapters at Myer, David Jones and JB Hifi for $5 AUD. Pretty Cheap.

munchman (author)justinpow2008-10-04

Thanks, I'll check them out.

justinpow (author)munchman2008-10-04

yea just check the bargain bins because nobody really buys them.

Th3H4rRy (author)2008-07-12

did ya know. Insead of having a headphone jack you could wire into the dock connector and use the audio lines from that. Same way the iPhone dock works and all other ipod docks. But great instructable

werikblack (author)2008-05-04

I'd recommend picking up a rotary tool and some attachments (or a jigsaw and drill). You'll get much cleaner cuts that way. Good Instructable.

overfunclac (author)werikblack2008-05-06

I just buy a dremel tool... I will try it when I will have a new project...

Wait. I'm a newb. Where did you break that volume control thing from?

i got the usb speaker from garbage and the power button was broken so it everytime ON. sorry for my possibly bad english,i am french :D Instructables for life!

GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-16

This is really cool. I like it all, the knob with the blue LED looks really cool too. Great work.

overfunclac (author)GorillazMiko2008-02-17

The blue LED look Very nice with my computer :P

overfunclac (author)overfunclac2008-02-18

no, it a only an OGRE II Case ->


GorillazMiko (author)overfunclac2008-02-18

Woah... nice Alienware. (Am I right?) I wish I had one.

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-02-17

Cool! I might do this with my zen

This is really cool! Awesome job!

acaz93 (author)2008-02-16

Scheewt , Cool dock , And Cool ipod too!

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