This is an Instructable on how to make an ipod touch dock. It can be used for playing music and charging. It is an original idea.
Step 1: Materials You Need
- cassette case (4.25" x 2.75")
- phones out to audio left/right*
- apple ipod connector cord
- foam pads with adhesive backing
- small pliers**
- ipod touch with or w/out case
- drill (optional)
- - you could use a double male AUX cord but I had this and my stereo has a audio in jack
Step 2: Cut Hole for Home Button
With a drill cut a hole in the place where the home button will be. it will be higher up than you think because the cables with "lift" the ipod up. After drilling the hole, you might have had a big enough bit but i didn't so i had to make it bigger with the pliers.
Step 3: Cut Hole in Bottom for Cables
Cut a hole in the bottom of the cassette case. This is located under where you cut the hole for the home button. This is what happens when you use pliers to take each piece bit by bit. SInce most of you handymen on Instructables have Dremels, I highly recommend you use it instead.This oddly shaped hole was perfect to fit my connector cable and phones cord together and for it to connect to the device.
Step 4: Foam Pads With Adhesive Backing
This step is another optional one. It depends on if you have a thick case, or a skinny one, or no case at all. It is not vital but it was a luxury and kept it firm and flush with the case. I used to, one horizontal at the bottom and one vertical at the top. This conforms roughly to the shape of the ipod. Some with no case may want to use thicker pads or just double them up on top of each other. Whatever is good for your situation.
Step 5: Inserting Cables
Place each cable in one at a time. Pull the connector cable through the hole far and connect it to the device, then the audio cable. Push the ipod into the slot and pull the extra cable out the hole.
Step 6: Rock Out! and Charge Out???
Place the dock on top of the stereo and plug the audio jacks in. To charge just plug it in to your A/C wall plug adapter or your computer. Best part is you don't have to sacrifice any wires. nothing is permanent.
YAY!!! my first ever instructable finished.