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I came back!

This time to show you how to assemble a basic, and mostly free Wristband for the Newest iPod nano, so you can make the legendary iWatch.

It's an easy 5 minute project, and you may already have everything that's needed.



So, Let's go ahead!


31/10/10: Featured today! Thanks everyone!
 
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Step 1: What's needed?

This project consists in three things. 

One 6th Generation iPod nano
(your storage and  color of choice)

A Cutting instrument of some sort
(A knife, a multi-tool, X-acto, box cutter, etc~)


And a nylon rope tie
(More info on next step)


Step 2: Where am I supposed to find that rope tie?

Interesting question, and it's answer it's rather simple.

These sturdy nylon-velcro rope ties come with many of Wellingtons's ropes.
They are used to hold the rope package in the rails found on the racks of the store.

I already had a couple of ties laying around, because I bought two packages of rope to tie a provisional tarp on our backyard.

I suggest you to search around a drawer or two, as you may already have one laying around!

If you don't happen to have the luck of having one already, you can buy a rope pack for about 10~ dollars, have the tie and keep to rope for another project. You never know when you're going to need rope!

Here where I live there's a local one that carries them, but you that live in the US you can find these ropes online and at K-mart.


Step 3: Make the rope tie usable.

In order to make the tie useful as a watchband, you have to remove the plastic piece that's held in the middle of it.

You can do this by means of ripping apart the stitches found near the middle of the Tie.

Then slide away the plastic piece, you may put it away.

Step 4: Making it the iWatchband

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Tuck in the nylon band into the iPod's clip, It'll fit snuggly.

Step 5: Show off

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Place your newly-made iWatch above your wrist.

Close the hook and loop closure, adjust as you feel comfort.

Wear your newly assembled Gizmo.


I hope you liked this brief instructable! Thanks for stopping by.

Comments, Suggestions are well appreciated!
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or if you don't live in Poland you could always just buy a watch band wherever jewelry is sold.
Robotsh3 years ago
very nice
tigerbomb84 years ago
DO NOT DO THIS YOU WILL FORGET YOU HAVE IT ON AND THEN WASH YOUR HANDS THEN BUY BUY IPOD
tigerbomb8 TNEN4 years ago
sorry but i wanted every one to know
if it does get wet, put it in rice for 1 - 2 days
Most kids today are not used to watches at all, so they will not be used to water proof watches ethier.

P.S. It is great but you cant listen and wear it ar the same time
yeah you can run the head phone up your sleeve or jacket and they will pop out on the side of your ear
There was this time about 30-40 years ago when everybody was wearing watches and washing hands but not one of the watches was actually waterproof... We've grown accustomed to things being waterproof so much that tiger has a valid point tho I do not agree with the alarming emergency with which he all-caps presented it.

However valid the point, most people who wear custom made jewelry / watches are aware of their water resistance levels and take care not to wash their hands with the pieces still strapped to their wrists.
*bye
your just like a constant downer arnt ya.. and most ipods are splash proof but you raise a very good point
acaz93 (author)  tigerbomb84 years ago
You actually gave me a good idea! thanks!
what is it
acaz93 (author)  tigerbomb84 years ago
I will make a waterproof case for teh iPod with an innertube.
Problem solved + chance to win a contest
Most people are smart enough to notice the Ipod on their hands.
Normally people try to avoid washing their watch.
yer this guy on tested.com was testing the ipod and forgot about it on his wrist and got water in the usb connecter
Just because he is stupid doesn't mean we all are.
Or, you could make a fancy rubber case for it out of something like surgu and just put a clear plastic window in it where the screen is :)
acaz93 (author)  tigerbomb84 years ago
I actually slide the iPod back into my arm when I wash my hands
bleach8154 years ago
Won't you have to recharge everyday, since it almost always on wen u check for time
you can set it to be able to see the watch when you push the SLEEP/WAKE button
brochelle923 years ago
Just because something can be done doesn't neccesarily mean it should be done. Waterproofing a wristwatch converted iPod is not neccesary. Take it off.
braingoop3 years ago
i now see a reason for buying the ipod nano
chixi963 years ago
Really nice!!
Jarodwr4 years ago
y'now you can't just leave the ipod nano on all the time because it would run out of power. *cough*design fault *cough*
Mr USB4 years ago
Good.Altho as soon as apple relesed this nano belkin made a rist band like that.Try making one with a waterproof case that you slip the nano into.
sebaz4 years ago
lol theres already something like that T_T http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/e68f/
Dark_Haseo4 years ago
a fancy way to be robed :)
TSC4 years ago
You have the new ipod nano sweeet!!!!!!!!!!!! nice job!!!!
Kryptonite4 years ago
Nice Instructable, simple build but the nice documentation makes it brilliant!
acaz93 (author)  Kryptonite4 years ago
Thanks! I did my best!
Looks like it too!
Jodex acaz934 years ago
And you really did well!
lukaj20034 years ago
My favourite online store, Deal Extreme sell a watch strap just for this.
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.47265

Not sure if it works out to be cheaper, but it's a great idea in the first place!
Nice writeup.
DX for the win!
your dog4 years ago
I was totally thinking of this when it first came out! great minds think alike! My idea involved a snap-in case however.
D00M994 years ago
Very nice! Simple and fun!(Along with having a new watch that can do everything an IPod can!)
acaz93 (author)  D00M994 years ago
Not to mention all those looks you will be stealing everytime they see your watch!
DJ Radio4 years ago
I have a better idea- Why not take a leather strap, put a rung at each end, and connect both rungs to the clip? One would slide to the hinge side, the other would go on where the clip detaches from the nano.
acaz93 (author)  DJ Radio4 years ago
It is indeed a good idea! but this time I was looking for a rather quick'n'dirty watch band, maybe you should make an instructable about it!
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