My LEGO iPod Touch Dock

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  1. crimsondynamo329

    crimsondynamo329 Member

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    Edit: Check the new thread to buy my new LEGO dock!

    I made this months ago, but I thought I would show it off in case anybody else needs an idea for a cheap (free) speaker dock.
    I made it with old LEGOs, an LED, an old speaker, and a partly-used 9V battery!
    For the record, the only non-LEGO construction material was the wood in which the connectors are glued. The wood is even held to the frame with only LEGOs.

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    It features:
    USB connection (duh, it's a dock

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    Internal speaker
    On-off toggle switch for the speaker
    Indicator LED for the speaker
    Firm connection (iPod won't fall off)
    A lid for when it's not in use

    I could have used the dock that came with the iPod, but that didn't fit with my case so I built one.

    Pictures, click for bigger: http://yfrog.com/0uswitchjx
    P.S.: I'm stupid, so the on/off text is switched. Off is the top, on is the bottom

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    Edit: A link to the internals (only a few people care so I won't put thumbnails): http://yfrog.com/0ulabeledjx

    What do you think?
  2. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    That's pretty cool. I gotta admit.
  3. crimsondynamo329

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    Thanks. I want people to know there's more to LEGO docks that the average miscolored random jumble of plastic with an iPod shoved in it

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    Sweet very creative! Any way you could post pics of the internals?
  5. SumDaii

    SumDaii Active Member

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    that's pure genius...

    should've posted this when you made it!!!!

    WOW.
  6. crimsondynamo329

    crimsondynamo329 Member

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    Well, I would have to take it apart...
    Give me a minute
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    murphmanny Banned

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    That would require him to tear it apart. Which I wouldn't want to do.
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    Thanks! What a guy!
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    That is very cool, nice work!

    EDIT:
    One of my iPhone cases is similar to your iPod case

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  10. crimsondynamo329

    crimsondynamo329 Member

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    Not much of a feat, thanks to the power of LEGOs

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    I edited the first post with a link to pictures of the internals
    It's really not complicated, it was just a matter of securing it all only with LEGOs.
    And in case you're curious, there's a headphone plug in there because I wanted to be able to easily change what the iPod was attached to (another dock or something)

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