Step 1: Hunt and Gather
Razor Blade, Box Cutter, X-Acto Knife, or Butter Knife*.
2.5 Gallon Water Container, "Liquid Box" or similar plastic milk cartony PET #2 stuff
0.5 Pairs of Socks. Tube is prefered and about 3.5 times the length of the hieght of your iPod.
A pencil, marker, or similar, that will write on the water container plastic.
- Users of the butter knife may be disappointed with how their case turns out and the time it may take to complete the project.
Step 2: Wash the Sock!!
Chossing your sock is important. I've designed the template that I provide for a 1/8" sock. Thicker or thinner socks may have different results. You may want to try a couple thicknesses until you find a good snug fit that still allows for access. I had a disgorgment incident into t"he seatpocket in front of you" and some woried hairpulling trauma until ifuigered out that i had put the case in upside down and the iPod just slid out. Anyway... wash or don't wash, but choose wisely and test a couple socks.
Step 3: Download the Template
80 Gig Video iPod with a 1/8" Thick Sock Template
JPG :: SVG :: PDF
The SVG also has a collection of all the parts I used to buid the drawing, so if you want to play with new designs, sock thickness, and ipod size, use that file in Inkscape.
I think the jpg scale might be way off. It could be the resolution on my monitor. The GIMP told me that my iPod scale was 4.1 inches, but it looks way smaller than my ipod when I hold it up to the screen.
Step 4: Transfer the Template Onto the Plastic
My picture will look a bit different as my tabs are "oldschool", V 0.1 if you will.
Step 5: Build the Case