Introduction: IPod Dock in a Toy

Its a dock in a toy( a munny, a monkey looking plastic toy made to be costomized, there $20 at www.kidrobot.com) this "how to" will save you about 20 dollers from the apple ipod dock and is on a whole nother level of cool.

http://forums.kidrobot.com/viewtopic.php?t=53028

Step 1: Materials

Time: 1 Hour

Stuff You Need
1 munny
2 iPod cord
3 exacto
4 duck tape
5 lighter
6 thin and durable cardboard or something like that
7 strong glue

Step 2: Cutting Holes

First you need to cut the holes for the cord to go through, to do this take the lighter and hold the flam about a inch or a little closer from the area for about 20 sec, if it starts to get black or if smoke comes off STOP and hold the lighter farther away. The holes have to be big so the usb plug can fit through.

On top of the neck of the munny's body

On the bottom of the munny's head

On the munnys butt, not on the with the tale because the body will be turned around( i didnt mean to but it on the side with the tail, the front).

The hole where the iPod goes in is very important, start small and work out, mark with a pencil where you are going to cut and make sure it is where you want it. When you are done make sure the iPod slips in.

Step 3: Build the Dock

The next step is the cord.
You need to take the plastic shell off of the end that plugs into the iPod, sorry but I don�t have any pics of this
When you press the buttons on the cord it pulls in 2 little prongs that lets the iPod come off, you need to take some pliers and bend these 2 prongs back and down out of the way. Now the iPod should slide on and off the end of the plug.

Now you need to make the dock its self

You need to cut a piece of cardboard or whatever you are using the same with as the iPod. Now you need to take the iPod and plug it into the cord, lay it down on top of the piece you just cut out and see the distance from the bottom of the plug to the cardboard, should be about 3 mm, and then take off the iPod. Between the plug and the card board put a spacer the size of the gap you just looked at, I just piled up some cardboard pieces. Now tape it all together with duck tape, lots of duck tape.

Step 4: Finishing

Now slid it into the head until it hits the bottom, the back of the plug should hit first.

Slide in your iPod and see if it slides into the plug and test on a computer to see if it works, if not, take the dock out and readjust it.

Cut off the excess cardboard and glue the back against the edge of the hole.

And your off!

Comments

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Nakamura-san (author)2008-12-26

hahahaha he has a cord comin out of his butt

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arpoky (author)Nakamura-san2010-07-18

Look closer at the picture. It's a USD cord (Universal Serial ****)! XD

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timntek (author)2008-11-25

u said the munny was 20 dollars and you said ipod docks were 20 dollars. why not just get the dock? anyway i love the idea but could be better with some kind of cheap toy such as a McDonalds furbie which i think i have a ton and then it would have cute ears too ;-)

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data23 (author)timntek2009-06-06

munny is awesome. . . period!

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minh-tudabomb (author)timntek2009-02-17

it the smaller series cost $10 and the bigger one cost $25

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daiatlus79 (author)minh-tudabomb2009-05-20

Maxell P-3 Dock cost me 12.99. and it has usb/firewire/line/svideo out... as well as AC power, and changable sinks and a backrest. that was at my local Bargain Store.

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BBoyRedBull (author)2009-01-16

Can you make this with a Creative Zen or Other Mp3's?

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timntek (author)2008-11-25

DUDE DO THIS WITH A SMOKING LABBIT!!!!~~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by the way do mini munnys work

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bikerguy7 (author)2008-09-15

what series munny did u use?? was it the new series 4 7" ones?? thanks

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tudgeanator (author)2008-08-15

nicccccce!

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howangcturtle (author)2008-07-12

I say someone should make an instructable on making a Munny from scratch,or off lightbulbs or something....

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phunkphi5h (author)2007-02-08

sweet. a little unrelated, but were you the person who had the nes controler for the ipod in hackaday

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Punkguyta (author)phunkphi5h2007-02-09

Sigh, can people stop making these redicioulous ipod docks? For the amount of time a ipod is plugged in, it's rather unnessasary if you ask me. And no that isn't the guy that made the nes controller mod.

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robonut625 (author)Punkguyta2007-02-09

Hey... at least they're more interesting then knex guns! Looks good, pigboi!

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Punkguyta (author)robonut6252007-02-09

Good point

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NeonLime (author)Punkguyta2008-05-21

Agreed :P

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cotton (author)2008-03-31

this is the perfect use for the monkey but add a face

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devoutdesigns (author)2008-02-12

I have to say this is probably the coolest ipod dock i have seen on Instructables!! kudos

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Tvman (author)2007-08-18

i dont get why you need a lighter..if you just use a boxcutter and a xacto you should be ok :/ but be CAREFUL i cut myhself badly with a box cutter on another project..

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PSPerson (author)2007-07-09

I'm thinking of taking apart my iHome iH5 and then extending the dock connector so i can make a totally custom dock

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crapflinger (author)2007-02-13

sweet..munnies...i have a nice little army of dunnies on my desk...ready to kill all those who oppose me....you should send kidrobot an email about this....i would be willing to bet you could sell him the idea....ipod munnies, nano dunnies...etc..

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Ptr_V_2 (author)2007-02-09

Wait, those things are hollow?!?! I thought they were solid. I mean you can go out and get a piggy bank of same quality for a buck. Nice Instructables though.

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nagutron (author)2007-02-08

That's cool! Munnys are teh bomb. Too bad you can't control the iPod, but I guess that people don't usually use an iPod when they can just listen to audio from the computer it's plugged into, anyways.

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