I-Deck Ipod Nano Case




I took a deck of cards and Hollowed out a space inside to fit my Ipod Nano.
Then I fitted the Ipod inside and mounted a card on the Back and one with a viewing hole on the front..
You can even still use the click wheel and its easy to find because it lines up right underneath the bottom circle on the card back design....

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Step 1: What You Need,

An Ipod Nano
A Deck of Cards,
Exacto-Blade or if your lazy like me, Dremel Tool..
Double Sided Tape,

Step 2: Start Cuttin Cards..

First I taped all the Cards together into a stack,
and marked off where the spot for the ipod to go,
then I started using the exacto blade to cut out the rectangles.

After a while this got very tedious so i pinched the stack with vice grips and taped up all the sides
so they wouldnt move. then i started using the dremel tool with a tiny saw bit on it.. that did the trick.

KEEP test fitting the Ipod to make sure you dont remove too much material.

One your done that use double faced tape to stick the back onto the stack..

Now that the Stack will stay put, use the knife or dremel to remove the headphone hole at the bottom of the pack.

I Then made one more card without a center to cover the headphones hole over..

Step 3: Making the Front..

I marked out where the screen would go on the front card and cut it out.
Then I Test fit everything.. it fit so i mounted the front on, But only on 3 sides.. to allow me to remove the ipod...

I also Taped another card onto the side like a hinge to make a front cover to close it all up...

Step 4: And There You Have It!

The very last thing I did was take a picture of a card and upload it to the ipod to camoflauge the screen... lol

The Clickwheel buttons even work from behind the Rider back on the card. the circle on the back design almost perfectly lined up with the clickwheel

Enjoy Your I-Deck, its functional AND stylish.
And an imaginative person could even think of a magic trick or two using a deck of cards with an ipod in it...

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    24 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Very good. Im making one right now.Im using a swiss army knife and its taking a very long time. But its looking good right now


    10 years ago on Introduction

    this looks cool, but i don't think i'm craft enough to do it!! :) plus, i have the nano 4g, or chromatic, and this wouldn't work for it anyways. :( btw, can someone tell me how to change my account pic? i can't do it.

    its kind of interesting the way you did that. I might do something like that only different.


    this thing rocks! i just finished my first one. its not that hard to follow cuz you just need to look at the pics


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I loved the idea of a card case for an i pod nano! but i think you could of worded it better, no offense but it was very hard to follow what you where saying. i found that using double sided tape didn't hold very well so when i was done using the dremel to hollow it out i put to coats of epoxy on the outside and inside and that seemed to work great! and i used a electric drill for the hole for the headphones.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    wow thats awesome! I'm working on a case similar to this for my ipod touch, but its made out of a stack of index cards. but I'm probably going to use some of these ideas...


    11 years ago on Introduction

    nice... i built a wallet very similiar to this but it was more on a hinge thing...now it looks as if i'll have two decks of cards to carry around in my pocket.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    is that gen3 nano? its so cool. im gonna try it if its gen3.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    wow! brilliant idea man! also... PUBLIC ENEMY KICK ASS!!!!!!!! woooop!


    Love it. I may do this for my iPod 5th gen. Though I'll probably have to find something other than a pack of bicycle cards. My favorite part of this is that the iPod is still usable while encased, unlike many iPod cases nowadays.