Lego IPod Nano Dock




This is a dock made for an ipod nano using Lego and the adapter supplied with the ipod. It is a nano adaptation of another full size lego iPod dock.

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Step 1: Prepare the Adapter and Sync Cable

You will need enlarge the hole in the bottom of the adapter. A dremmel with a small cylindrical grinding stone will make short work of this. To use this without dissasembling the sync cable a simple zip tie will keep the tabs pressed in and allow the nano to slide in and our easily.

I passed the cable through the adapter, attached the nano and slid it into the adapter. This will allow glueing the sync cable in place. It looks kinda getto becuase I used the remains of the zip ties to glue everything together.

Step 2: Build Lego Stand

Next build the dock. It is a pretty simple build. The block is just there to clamp the dock in place and hold it still. I added the lid just for something to do.

Step 3: Use and Enjoy

Plug in and enjoy. The added benifit, when not in use people will think you have a USB powered lego box.

This is my first attempt at an instructable. As you can tell. Any feedback would be appreciated.


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    34 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This instructable is great! I made it with a couple tweaks, but thanks for the idea!

    I have made my own version with this as basic for the Ipod Touch. The only thing you can't do is place a double lego piece (Pic 5) on the sides. I Love it. THNKS


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks so much man, even though i dont have a nano, i based my lego ipod touch dock of of this.

    1 reply

    11 years ago on Step 3

    Wow!! This is an amazing dock, I love how the hinges let it open up so that when you don't use it it just looks like a big block made of lego!

    Yes, it does. You just need the little white plastic piece that came with your 2nd gen nano instead of the one used in this instructable. In fact I have an instructable for a LEGO docking station for 2nd gen nanos... <>


    12 years ago

    why doesn't someone make a zen micro dock? i'm getting one for my birthday(in 8 days!!) so i'll probly be the first

    2 replies

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    hey the zen micro is not as popular as a ipod nano, and, why don't you make one? that would be cool. !


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i dunno. do you have one? i found it to be unnesesary to make one because the plugin is on the top. it'd be pretty tricky to line that up. especially with legos.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! You gave me an Idea for an Awesome Instructable! Well done. +1

    this is really cool. now i can have something to look cool for ipod nano. to find more cool stuff go to my instructable page


    12 years ago

    Although you put honest time into this, can you not waste web space with something that hasn't been don't a hundred times?

    3 replies

    Reply 12 years ago

    could you not "waste web space" (as if it were possible to do such a thing) by being an asshole? nicely written, and good pictures.. next...see if you can find a way to put some LEDs in the holes along the front and side that light up when you plug it in


    Reply 12 years ago

    You wanted LEDs well there you go. Well kinda. Actually those run from a second USB cable going into the back of the box. I only have one iPod cable so I don't want to go hacking it apart until I have a backup.