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Picture of iAmp - CMoy Amp in iPod Package
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Here is how to put a CMoy headphone amplifier inside an iPod Nano package.

Credit for this build goes to the following:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Headphone_Amp_Chu_Moy/
http://tangentsoft.net/audio/cmoy-tutorial/
http://www.headwize.com/projects/cmoy2_prj.htm

The difficulty level of this build is medium level. What makes it medium level is some of the aesthetic design elements such as exposing internal circuity and the Apple "white-wash" theme. This build would be considered easy if some of these design elements were skipped.

Tools:
Drill
Saw
File
Sandpaper
Plastic Polish
6-32 tap
Hot Glue Gun
Stepped Drill Bit
Tin Snips
Computer
Scanner
Photoshop-like Software
Printer

Parts:
iPod Nano Package
CMoy Parts - See Parts List at http://tangentsoft.net/audio/cmoy-tutorial/
This build used all Digi-Key parts except:
- In/Out Stereo Mini Jacks, Radio Shack Part No. 274-0246
- Volume and On/Off Pot, Alps Part No. RK097, Buy here - http://tangentsoft.net/shop/
- Power Indicator LED (D1), used blue LED instead of red
- Diode Resistor (RLED), Radio Shack 680 ohm value for RLED
- Note: Capacitor (C1), Digi-Key Part No. P3104 is too large, requires drilling of new holes in PWB
Matte Photo Paper
White Paint
Acrylic Glue - Tap Plastics
1/8 Sheet Acrylic - Tap Plastics
3/32 Sheet Acrylic - Tap Plastics
1/4 Sheet Acrylic - Tap Plastics
Two 9V Batteries
White plastic knob or drawer handle pull
Self Adhesive White Velcro
Two 3/4 Clear plastic bolts 6-32 - Tap Plastics
Battery clips from two old used 9V batteries
http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvage-9V-battery-clips-from-dead-batteries/
White 26AWG wire
Two 3/8" long spacers 1/4" O.D.
 
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ljuwana1 year ago
I like it...nice look...white n clean
garagemonkeysan (author)  ljuwana1 year ago
Thank you! : )
nice and clean pro look almost went to apple.com to see how much nice work man
Thanks! I was going for "an exposed" Apple look. : )
F-174 years ago
That pretty slick man, i like it, its like an all compact Amp, looks commercially made, 5*
garagemonkeysan (author)  F-174 years ago
Thank you for leaving the nice comment! : )
book man4 years ago
can this work with itouch????
garagemonkeysan (author)  book man4 years ago
I've never tried it out on an iTouch but I see no reason why it wouldn't work. : )
Cew275 years ago
thanks for the credit :D
garagemonkeysan (author)  Cew275 years ago
No problem, you are da man! : )
limpach5 years ago
Why did you paint it? Is that safe? Other wise this is pretty cool. The apple packaging would make pretty cool project boxes.
garagemonkeysan (author)  limpach5 years ago
It was painted solely for aesthetics. There are no obvious dangers of painting it. Eliminating the "white-wash" theme would also yield a beautiful design. Yes, the iPod package was saved, waiting for inspiration to reclaim it. Thanks for the comment! : )
i absolutely hate apple but i must admit its packaging lends its self in size and shape to the classic cmoy quite well
Yes, the iPod package makes a perfect project box! Thanks! : )
denanderen5 years ago
nice thing you got there! the white components really give it the "mac" feel + a good idea to recycle that otherwise useless packaging. thumbs up ;-)
garagemonkeysan (author)  denanderen5 years ago
Thank you! : )