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    iStuff repurposing

    Following on from another thread with an idea, I'm now planning to see if I can repurpose my unused iPod for something else when I get home.

    My current thought it stripping out its guts and turning it into a cigarette case or business card holder, maybe even a wallet, but any other suggestions are welcome.

    Has anyone else tried something like this before, and possibly have some advice for me? Is anyone else thinking of repurposing gadgets for much more low-tech roles?

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    Pricey business card holder... why don't you eBay it if you don't want it?

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    Its one of the first generation classics, has about a five minute battery life, and I don't like eBay.

    Besides, my way's more fun.

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    I know the iPod is far too small but maybe this link will get the creative juices flowing...

    macquarium - Google Image Search

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    I know the iPod is far too small but maybe this link will get the creative juices flowing...

    macquarium - Google Image Search
    Thanks. I'll have a look when I get home to my unfiltered internet.

    If I can pull off the iPod repurposing I've got a box of old gadgets, computer parts and so on still sitting at home which I may move on to.

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    cigarette case WOW

    i'd want one of those.
    it'd be a subliminal way of sayings Ipods cause smoking related deaths
    they don't, but the thought is there

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolfea View Post
    cigarette case WOW

    i'd want one of those.
    it'd be a subliminal way of sayings Ipods cause smoking related deaths
    they don't, but the thought is there
    That's a possibility I hadn't even thought of.

    Hmm. The economy's in the right state for entrepreneurs now, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    Hmm. The economy's in the right state for entrepreneurs now, right?
    Depends if it's something genuinely useful, or just a gadget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Depends if it's something genuinely useful, or just a gadget.
    Oh come on, everyone loves pointless gadgets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    Oh come on, everyone loves pointless gadgets.
    'Tis true, I've got an iPhone

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    When there's money to spend on them, yes.

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    Replace the battery and CF it?



    (above has bluetooth too)

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    Hmm, wonder if I can get Debian on that...

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    Not sure about Debian, but, try iPodLinux :: Home


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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyd View Post
    Not sure about Debian, but, try iPodLinux :: Home

    Actually I'm thinking of doing that with the internals, putting them into some other device/case of my own design and seeing what happens.



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