Intro: Ipod Engraving, on the Cheapo...
Disclaimer: This is my very first instructable. It might be crappy and if it is, please bear with me and leave me a wee bit of constructive criticism. Oh yeah i am also not responsible when you screw up your own iPod.
so im jealous of the back of new zunes, right who isnt?
Step 1: Materials!!
-A sharp mind and body. ie. dont try this after drinking a whole spike energy drink or after six shots of tequelia maybe
-An iPod with a shiny back, maybe one with a matte back?
-A xacto knife
-Tape, most kinds will do, yep this mandatory
- felt tip pen, but not permanent marker
Step 2: Drawing
Draw directly onto the ipod with your felt tip. try not to make things too complicated
Step 3: Tape
I can hear you say why tape?
well there are two reasons,
-Stability, No-slip, cause stray X-acto scratches are bad.
-good to know where you already cut
and for the image i am not actually engraving boob! it is just for tutorial purposes.
Step 4: SliceCut
Start cutting. a few tips.
-maintain even pressure through out the word unless using advanced technique
-get it right the first time
-Paitence is key
one interesting idea is to just remove the letter pecies of tape and use sandpaper, steel wool or scotchbrite pads to brushfinish the letters
Step 5: Results.
Yes! This looks great in person. i think this will be a great anti-theft feature. and it is quite stylish at the same time
I also made that case, but thats another instructable...