Introduction: PS2 Controller Into IPod Dock

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How to turn an old PS2 controller into an awesome iPod Dock!



***This is an instructable for the finished product, not the making of it***

Step 1: What You Will Need

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Items you will need for making this iPod dock:
1. PS2 Controller (I combined two of them)
2. Hot glue
3. Screwdriver
4. Drill/file/razor(anything you plan on using for making a hole in the controller)
5. USB cable for ipod
6. Headphone spliter (Optional)

Step 2: Take Apart the Controller

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Unscrew your PS2 controller and remove everything, all you will need to keep is all the buttons, and the two analog sticks.

Step 3: Making Two Holes

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Start making the holes to fit in the iPod cable and the headphone splitter (If you want it). Do whatever you need to make the hole, whether it be carve at it with a pocket knife, drill a few holes, and then file it all smooth, it all works and there is no "right" way to do it.

Step 4: Hot Glue It In

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Make sure your USB cable and headphone splitter fit your holes,
start your gluing by puting the cable through the hole and connect your iPod, postion it however you would like. Now glue the cable in place while your iPod is plugged in (I promise this will not harm your iPod). Wait a few minutes for the glue to dry.
(This next step is optional for the headphone splitter)
Now remove your iPod, push the headphone splitter through the hole and put your iPod back on the dock making sure both cables are fully inserted. Then glue the headphone splitter in place.

Step 5: Glue All of the Buttons Back in Place

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Glue the buttons and analog sticks back in their original locations.

Step 6: Finish It Off

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Put the top half of the controller on the bottom half and screw it back together.

***You may need to carve out a bigger hole in the controller to fit the USB cable and headphone splitter out the back***
***You may want to cover the exposed white part of the USB cable with sharpie or paint***

Plug in your iPod and enjoy your stylish charging!

Comments

poparoo4 (author)2009-07-01

Thats rly good its tonnes better than mine!

Srgnt. MuffinBottom (author)2008-08-24

You Know what would be cooler if the controller still worked i might accept this challenge

If you do that, may I suggest having the Ipod pointing the other way, so it isn't in your way...

i kinda doubt you would need to use both at the same time tho. but yeah you should try it, just for a what if kinda thing.

thevadj (author)2009-05-11

did this a few years ago except i took the buttons out and put two large headphone speakers in instead. So my dock plays music lol

DIYADD (author)2008-07-26

Interesting idea. Finally a use for all those controllers I bought when I was 15, just before I lost interest in video games.

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