Introduction: Wooden IPod Dock W/ Speaker

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

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.

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

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

Finish your dock by glue everything in the box.

Step 5: Hope You Enjoy!

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

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).


valon+selimi made it!(author)2016-02-05


Numbuh1Nerd made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2009-08-28

whoops here is the pic

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StarshipMcGee made it!(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 made it!(author)2008-09-22

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

overfunclac made it!(author)2008-10-06

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

bunso51 made it!(author)2008-10-08

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

overfunclac made it!(author)2008-10-08

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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2008-10-06

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

dark+sponge made it!(author)2008-10-06

Your Welcome!

sunny342 made it!(author)2008-09-19

where did you get the amplifier

overfunclac made it!(author)2008-10-06

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

munchman made it!(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 made it!(author)2008-10-04

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

munchman made it!(author)2008-10-04

Thanks, I'll check them out.

justinpow made it!(author)2008-10-04

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

Th3H4rRy made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2008-05-06

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

crazywickedmagicmonkeyman made it!(author)2008-03-31

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

overfunclac made it!(author)2008-03-31

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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2008-02-17

The blue LED look Very nice with my computer :P

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overfunclac made it!(author)2008-02-18

no, it a only an OGRE II Case ->


GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-02-18

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

LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-02-17

Cool! I might do this with my zen

The+magical+duct+tape+kid made it!(author)2008-02-17

This is really cool! Awesome job!

acaz93 made it!(author)2008-02-16

Scheewt , Cool dock , And Cool ipod too!

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