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    DIY IPOD dock.

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    Hey all.

    This is nothing fancy at all but I thought I'd share.
    People are always coming round here and the conversation ends up with

    "Oh, I have it on my iphone; Do you have somewhere I can plug in"

    So now I do.

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    It's made from scraps. Dual LM386 amp, on/off switch, stereo volume pot.
    Runs off 9v psu and I got 5v regulator so it'll charge my ipod/iphone too.
    (regulator hasn't arrived yet, hence the charging cable in the photo.)

    The on/off switch doesn't kill the charge option.

    Ok, It looks like shit all squared, but I'll build a little enclosure for it and maybe get 3" or 4" speakers instead of the 2" ones I had lying about.
    Any recommendations on the cheap? I'm thinking just some full range car door speakers or something.
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    I'll order five of those units to begin with, Paul.
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    Nice one mate. Simple but effective and yer i'd get down to the scrap yard and see what speakers you can rip out of a car door.

    I'll take five Ghetto Finger Blasterers too
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    Paul, would you please post a shot of the empty dock? I'd like to see how you are making the audio connnection to the ipod.

    I love the enclosure! Nothing says ghetto like audio gear housed in cardboard!

    Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRHunt View Post
    Paul, would you please post a shot of the empty dock? I'd like to see how you are making the audio connnection to the ipod.

    I love the enclosure! Nothing says ghetto like audio gear housed in cardboard!

    Paul
    Hey Paul.
    I got my regulator chip today so now it charges my phone.

    Here's the dock.

    It's not very 'diy'; There's a 3.5mm out jack.

    I was originally gona cut up a charging cable and wire it up to the amp, but a standard charging cable is missing all the pins for audio, afaik.
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    Whoa, that's fancy! At all! It looks as if that iPod is sitting on a little toilet. With two switchish things. Perhaps it's a bidet. With an iPood on it. Shut up; I thought of that.

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    Cheers Paul. Now I see what you're using.

    Neat solution!
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    Good hack on line level... Also, you "could charge it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auralsects View Post
    Good hack on line level... Also, you "could charge it"
    What's that now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savannah View Post
    Whoa, that's fancy! At all! It looks as if that iPod is sitting on a little toilet. With two switchish things. Perhaps it's a bidet. With an iPood on it. Shut up; I thought of that.
    You're fucked up.
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