Picture of 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!
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Materials

Picture of 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.

Picture of 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

Picture of 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

Picture of Finish
Finish your dock by glue everything in the box.

Step 5: Hope you enjoy!

Picture of 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

Picture of 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).
Numbuh1Nerd2 years ago
Listening to Green Day on my iPod -> Finds Green Day on iPod dock. Whatever this means, I think it's good.
maxhysteria3 years ago
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
chrisapalo5 years ago
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!
whoops here is the pic
A transistor sound circuit.jpg
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
bunso516 years ago
where did you get the volume control?????
overfunclac (author)  bunso516 years ago
on some old computer speaker. Sorry if I reply lately, it's because i am moving in France
thanks, but how much voltage is the power can i use 12volts battery??
overfunclac (author)  bunso516 years ago
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 sponge6 years ago
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 sponge6 years ago
Thank you very much. I will take a look at this.
Your Welcome!
sunny3426 years ago
where did you get the amplifier
overfunclac (author)  sunny3426 years ago
On Some old computer speaker. Sorry if i reply lately, i am moving in France.
munchman6 years ago
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
I saw some adapters at Myer, David Jones and JB Hifi for $5 AUD. Pretty Cheap.
Thanks, I'll check them out.
yea just check the bargain bins because nobody really buys them.
Th3H4rRy6 years ago
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
werikblack6 years ago
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)  werikblack6 years ago
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!
This is really cool. I like it all, the knob with the blue LED looks really cool too. Great work.
overfunclac (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
The blue LED look Very nice with my computer :P
mon ordi.jpg
overfunclac (author)  overfunclac7 years ago
no, it a only an OGRE II Case ->

Woah... nice Alienware. (Am I right?) I wish I had one.
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Cool! I might do this with my zen
This is really cool! Awesome job!
acaz937 years ago
Scheewt , Cool dock , And Cool ipod too!