Wooden IPod Dock W/ Speaker

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Introduction: Wooden IPod Dock W/ Speaker

Okay, This is my first instructable.
Today, i will show you how to do a wooden ipod (Touch but can be other) dock.

So let's go!


P.S All Comment Are Welcome!

Step 1: Materials

Okay, This is what your need to do this dock:

1. Box (i use a VERY soft wooden one).
2. Speaker (i use USB one and i have keep only one speaker.
3. iPod Computer cable.
4. iPod Dock Adapter.
5. X-Acto Knife
6. Hot Glue Gun and Glue
7. iPod
8. Time and Patience.

Step 2: Modifying the Dock Adapter.

Okay, you have all the material? So Let's start by modifying the dock adapter.

1. remove the little plastic clip ( easy with small plier)
2. cut a hole for the 3.5 MM jack with an X-Acto kinfe.

Let's go to the next step; cutting the box.

Step 3: Cutting the Box

Okay, so now, cut the box! I use a VERY soft wood so i can cut it with an X-Acto Knife.

1. Take your X-Acto and put the dock adapter on the box then just do a line in the wood,do not cut it now.
2. If you are satified of your drawing , cut the box.
3. Do an big hole for the volume control and Headphone jack.
4. Do An hole for the wires.

Step 4: Finish

Finish your dock by glue everything in the box.

Step 5: Hope You Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy my very first instructable. Post your own creation.

I will try to upgrade it. Any suggestions or comments are welcome.

Step 6: Pimp My Dock

Okay, post a your suggestion for Pimping This Dock.



Did someone know how to do sound reactive L.E.D? I see somewhere it need a audio amplifier (LM386 AUDIO AMPLIFIER).

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    31 Discussions

    Listening to Green Day on my iPod -> Finds Green Day on iPod dock. Whatever this means, I think it's good.

    generally the speakers dont have a voltage rating... they will have a wattage and an Ohm rating... the amplifier will have a voltage rating... but hey some things may be different

    if you want some sound reactive leds you will need a transistor a led a capacitor (any size idk what you need) maybe a resistor... for each signal you want. Then follow the diagram that is included. So use a NPN transistor, a resistor if needed, a led or more, wire, and a capacitor, and anything else you would need. .... tell me if it works!

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    if you drilled a hole in the wood before it was a box then you can use a bandsaw to cut the hole for the ipod and the volume (also before it was a box obviously) Hope that helps people who have those items

    on some old computer speaker. Sorry if I reply lately, it's because i am moving in France

    Some speaker are 12 V but the one i used where USB powered, so it was 5V. Look on your speaker for the voltage

    Okay. I lost the dock adapter that came with my 2nd gen nano. Where can I get a new one (cheaply)? Apple is selling them for AUD$13

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    did ya know. Insead of having a headphone jack you could wire into the dock connector and use the audio lines from that. Same way the iPhone dock works and all other ipod docks. But great instructable