ipods are expensive and delicate. You don't want to drop and break the poor thing. To prevent this, I have developed a simple carrying case that clips to your clothes (to prevent dropping it) and a metal exterior (to protect the ipod in the event of a drop).
*I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE YOU CAUSE TO YOURSELF, STUFF, OR FRIENDS! BE CAREFUL, SMART, AND RESPONSIBLE!
Step 1: The Materials
You will need a variety of items. Many of these things can be substituted with other similar objects.
-Altoids Tin (empty, full size)
-Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
-COLORFUL Duct Tape (or paint, but paint shows scratches)
-Razor/Scissors (always useful)
-Clothes Pin (or other clip)
-ipod or other delicate item
-Foam Peanuts (from mail packages)
Step 2: Make Sure the Device Fits
Self Explanatory. The headphones don't have to fit in the case.
Step 3: Drill a Hole
You need a place for your headphones to plug into your ipod. Choose your bit size. Make sure the plug can slide in and out without too much resistance.
Step 4: Duct Tape (Interior)
You could use paint, but duct tape adds a little padding. Don't cover any moving parts. Frequently check the hinges and such to ensure that they are working properly. I don't really like pink, but I used it so you could see it better.
Step 5: Insert Padding
Use foam peanuts to create a snug cubby for your ipod. Once the fit properly, glue them in place. You can cut or squish them if you need to. MAKE SURE YOU CAN GET YOUR IPOD IN/OUT AND DO NOT GLUE THE IPOD OR HEADPHONES!
Step 6: Duct Tape (Exterior)
Finish taping the outside. Don't cover moving parts. The tape should provide some padding and scratch prevention.
Step 7: Glue the Clip
Use hot glue to attatch the clothes pin to the back of the Altoids tin. Allow it to dry fully.
Step 8: Fin
You're done. Yours will probably look better than mine. All of your friends will be jealous of your amazing Geek Gadget Holder! I know this isn't the best instructable, so take it easy on me.
I actually made tiny pillows in a later version of this project because they look better than the peanuts.