IPod Sync Pad




So basically i wanted to make a soft pad to place my iPod Touch on when it synced, i didn't want it rolling about on my desk and collecting dust/scratches.

It took me about an hour to think up and make and it doesn't use many materials or tools so overall its pretty easy to do.

Does anybody actually read this ? blah blah blah whatever just look at the pictures then, you'd better leave a comment though...

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Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials :
  • Thick foam
  • Felt or other soft cloth
  • Glue
  • Elastic or a rubber band

  • X-Acto knife
  • Black pen
  • Ruler

Step 2: Cut Foam

Lay the your gadget out on the foam

Use a ruler to mark out the area you need

Use your X-Acto knife to carefully cut the square out

Step 3: Adding Felt 1

Place the square on the felt, make sure there is enough to cover all the sides too.

Glue the foam square to the felt before you cut it

Step 4: Adding Felt 2

Now the square is in place add glue to the sides of the square and fold the edges upwards.

When you have done this it should look like the second pic.

Step 5: Trimming Felt

Now you have floded the edges up you will have little triangles of excess on the corners.

You can trim these off using an x-acto knife or a pair of scissors.

If you accidentally cut too much off like i did then use a black pen to colour the foam to make it blend in.

Step 6: Adding Grippy Feet

At this point i thought i was done but then when i tried it it slipped all over the place on my wooden desk.

To solve this problem i simply cut two small strips off a rubber band and glued them on to the bottom.

Step 7: Wahey Done !

Yay ! All done !

Thanks for reading / looking at pics / or making !

Hope you liked my instructable !

Here is my other iPod instructable : Micro-Fibre Case !

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    23 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I give this a 5, I love the idea! (never seen grippy feet made of rubber bands before though...)


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice! I might make one, because I have my iPod touch on my glass desk when I sync it.. 

    1 reply

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea! I would never have thought of using rubber bands for the grippy feet. It just so happens that I'm reading this on my touch right now :)

    1 reply

    10 years ago on Introduction

    From this instructable I learnt we should have got you a cutting mat and a steel ruler for your birthday! Now your plastic ruler will be as straight as a roundabout and your desk will have scratches as deep as the grand canyon!

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the idea! i made one of these, but i shaved out a hole in the middle, so it kind of rests inside. Its for a second gen btw. Ill try and get some pictures up.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Simple but effective! I will build something like that ( or this, idk, french :s) when I will get some foam !


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Nice idea, i use my leather case normally, works nicely just to sit underneath. Might me worth make a docking station for all my gadgetry

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I like your new avatar btw ! im trying to think of a good one for myself


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Yea that would be cool, a large'ish pad and you could have holes for the chargers to poke through