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Coin Slot
Well, I think I shorted my iPod mini's battery. So I decided to take it apart, remove the battery, and see what could be done. Then I broke a ribbon cable. Whoops.

5 minutes later, my mini had become a coin bank. =]

If you plan on doing this to a broken mini, I found this article to be quite helpful. I decided to salvage the microdrive/hard drive, seeing as how I could still use it; and I threw the rest of the stuff into a shoe box somewhere in my closet... or is it in a drawer...? Hmm...

Anyway, the rest is pretty much self-explanatory.

Good luck and have fun!
Creative, but I hate the idea of Wrecking a something a little expensive
purduecer7 years ago
haha, wow, that's a really cool idea :-) Kudos to you, sir
Sunny1246137 years ago
This is cool but I found something similar to this in a Crutchfield magazine. Anyways I LOVE Pink Floyd!!!!
gmjhowe7 years ago
i like this idea, it works great. its a shame the top and bottom plastic isnt the same shape, then you could have the slit on the top!
benthekahn7 years ago
i had a funny thought. I was about to say you could paint over the screen and use it to hide valuables, but then i realized its and ipod so it would get stolen anyways.
Brennn107 years ago
The bottom portion works great for sticking the cents in!
Labot2001 (author)  Brennn107 years ago
Indeed it does =]
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