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IPod Touch dock for the car.

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I didn't see many instructables to make a 'dock' for an iPod Touch for in car use so I figured I'd make one. This is my first Instructable but I am not new to modding. When I set out to do this, I had a pretty clear idea in my head and it turned out bang on with what I was looking for; something to hold my iPod Touch securely while I drive and a place to hide my input/aux. cable. The total cost for this was less than $5 since I had everything I needed. I just had to pick up some Velcro.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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The items I used are the iPod Touch, the plastic case it came in, a 6' input/aux. cable and some Velcro.

Step 2: Holes

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First, take the bottom, or largest section of the plastic iPod case and drill two holes big enough to fit at least one end of the input/aux. cable into them. One hole should be at the bottom close to the iPod's headphone jack. It doesn't really matter where the other hole goes, it is just a matter of preference. For my vehicle, it was best to have both beside each other on the bottom. Then insert one end of the input/aux. cable into one hole from the outside of the case and pull the same end through the other hole from the inside of the case.

Step 3: Cut outs

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Next, take the piece that the iPod Touch and notice that where it clips in the power/stand by button and the headphone jack are covered. Put a mark on both sides of the power/stand by button far enough apart that you can push the button. Then cut out the plastic between the marks. If it is too small or too rough, use some sand paper to make it to your likings.

Step 4: Repeat

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Repeat the last step for the headphone jack.
admin5 years ago
This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!
dmb3213 years ago
love this i have been saving my i touch box for a really good idea!
thank you!
christophor5 years ago
Sweet!
sebgonz5 years ago
I like it! I would also suggest perhaps just using the second piece. Of course, that would only work if you've already got the wires running through your console or wherever you're planning on mounting the thing.
Gun Fun5 years ago
VERY creative! 5/5! I like how you used materials from the iPod case, I would never of thought of doing that...