Make Your Own Ipod Nano Dock With Out-Of-The-Box Objects.




Well, you just got your new ipod nano. The only think you need is a dock. Unfortunately, you're kinda short on cash. Just make it yourself!...If You Decide to make this, please show me how it came out.

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Step 1: Gather Materials

If Youve Got A Dremel, Use it.

I Did It The Old, Fashioned Way. Haha.

Step 2: The Case.

Take Apart the casing. Cut off the side flaps and make a notch in the side. the notch needs to be big enough to fit the USB cable and the audio cable. (headphones, Speaker In...etc)

Step 3: Dock Insert.

Drill A Hole Into the Dock insert for headphones.

Step 4: Cover.

In the Inside cover of the dock, cut a rectangle the size of the dock insert. Decorate the Underside of the Cover, if necessary.(Used Hockey Tape)...

Hot Glue The Dock Insert Onto the cover.

Step 5: USB Cable.

We Need To Hold the clips of the USB cable down. Use Twist Ties And Hot Glue... Hot Glue It In There Also...the dock insert may need extra the usb cable may not fit.

Step 6: Put It All Together.

Put it all together and look at it. The USB cable Can Be Rolled Up Inside for storage.

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    11 Discussions


    10 years ago on Step 6

    I made one of these a while back, it was great! and I need to know where you got that skin! I want my ipod to match my DSi so please LMK

    1 reply

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 6,4866.htmits actually been like 2 years since i removed that skin or so. i think i got it at a london drugs, id be massively impressed if i could find it again.

    best of luck to you though, i hope you manage to find it, maybe you can custom order something like the same. what brand are they again? i forgot :P sorry man,
    i wish i could help more.

    as i said, mine was retail, but i havent seen it in ages, (havent really checked)


    10 years ago on Introduction

    i made something like this too but i used the actual lid from the box. i put the plastic part that came with it the top with super glue after using a dremel tool to cut the whole for it, and insted of putting a knotch in the top on the side i cut a rectangle in the on the one side so that i could put the wall charger through it and the usb cord


    11 years ago on Step 6

    I thought that this was such a great idea that I made one myself!

    1 reply

    Thank you! I thought of the same idea...I just needed to now how to make a hole in the box your ipod came in. I was lost in what tools I need....I tried just a regular knife and it didn't come out to well...=/ Thank you tho.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I made something very similar to this, and it is ironic because my name is marc as well.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    may I suggest using the macro mode on your camera your pictures are a little blurry.