Instructables
 In this Instrucable I use an old 3rd- or 4th-generation iPod Classic, with a broken hard drive. Useless... or is it?

So far, I have been unable to make a design that doesn't involve carrying around a screwdriver, paint can opener, crowbar, iPod opener, etc. Feel free to tell me your ideas—and please do!

UPDATE: Nickels put into the dock port and pushed can open it and pop tops (the tabs found on soda cans) work, although they bend a little.
 
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Step 1: Open it

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For this you will probably need an iPod opener. Insert it into the seam, pushing them apart about a millimeter, and slide it slowly down the side. Repeat for each side until open. I find usually that the dock end is best left for the last side.*

When you take one half off, don't be afraid to break any wires**. You'll be gutting it all anyway.

*Sorry I don't have many pictures, I wrote this after-the-fact.
**Unless, of course, you need them for the parts you want to salvage...

Step 2: Gut it

 This is simple, but will probably take the longest. Remove all screws, circuitry, anything that won't accept money. NOTE: be sure to leave the following parts:

• The headphone jack
• The hold switch (you may or may not wish to leave the circuitry for it)
• The click wheel etc.
• Do not leave the dock connector, but DO leave the white plastic surrounding it.
Seleziona4 years ago
How does the money stay in.... Oh, never mind!
Too bad i don't have an ipod for this!
Would an mp3 work?
timothymh (author)  Seleziona4 years ago
 Yes, but with a few problems: it might be too small, for one, and there might be no way to open it without the dock connector. But other than that, I would expect so...

And to get a broken iPod, just take a trip to the dump! They're there by the thousands... (jk)
I live in a small town, and our dump is tiny!
timothymh (author)  Seleziona4 years ago
 I live in a smaller town, and we don't have a dump! (pop. about 1200)
You DO NOT live in a smaller town :P
our population is 520 or something very close to that :P
timothymh (author)  Seleziona4 years ago
 Fine. But still, you have 1% of a dump, we have 0% of a dump. And if you want an iPod, write to Steve Jobs, C/O Apple, Inc. 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA.
He won't give me a broken ipod!

timothymh (author)  Seleziona4 years ago
 ...you wrote him a letter?
NO! But would he??
I wrote to him before on the subject of ibook g4s all he did was forward my letter to apple texas
timothymh (author)  Seleziona4 years ago
 What reason would he have to not give it to you?
LOL! (get it?)

I just don't feel like emailing someone right this instant....
timothymh (author)  Seleziona4 years ago
 ...no. But anyway, (although it means paying postage) snail mail is usually more persuasive. :)
I see :)
timothymh (author)  Seleziona4 years ago
 But... what was the joke? "LOL! (get it?)"
Never mind, if you got it i might have to delete that comment.
timothymh (author)  Seleziona4 years ago
 ...whatever. Can you rate 5/5 please? And vote for it on the 8th of march? ("Beware the eights of March..." jk :] jus' a little quoting there.)
I rated it 5 already :P
timothymh (author)  Seleziona4 years ago
 Thanx. ...did you get my pun (bad though it may be)?
? no, man
timothymh (author)  Seleziona4 years ago
 "Beware the Ides of March"
ides? eyes?? What???
timothymh (author)  Seleziona4 years ago

ides /idz/
plural noun (in the ancient Roman calendar) a day falling roughly in the middle of each month, from which other dates were calculated.

Also

ides of March

The 15th of March in the Ancient Roman calendar, on which day Julius Caesar was assassinated

So this is a play on words. Theoretically, a soothsayer told Julius Caesar to "Beware the ides of March!"

I'm born on the ides of march ^.^
timothymh (author)  mich1534 years ago
 Sweet :)
yopu could brobly use some velco to close it shut, with like a littel "pillar" thing in the middle hoding it together
timothymh (author)  BuffaloNickel4 years ago
 Hmm... That would probably work very well, but how about the realistic iPod factor? (Please rate high!)
tranoxx4 years ago
 i tried it it works great! but quarters dont fit 
timothymh (author)  tranoxx4 years ago
 Thanks! You tried... the whole instructable? BTW, I think nickels do work and the pop tops of soda cans do work, although they bend a little. Very inconspicuous!
motadacruz4 years ago
Thanks for your kind comments. Especially coming from a competitor :)

You did a great job yourself on this iPod wallet.
The cool thing about this is that the iPod fits on your pocket just fine, so this iPod wallet is the perfect size to use as a wallet. Nice job.
timothymh (author)  motadacruz4 years ago
 Oh, thank you!

Have you come up with any ways to open it other than with a prying tool? (I'm not sure if I mentioned this in the Instructable, but I stick it in the dock hole and push up on the white part.)