General Chat Thread, iStuff repurposing in General; Following on from another thread with an idea, I'm now planning to see if I can repurpose my unused iPod ...
10th February 2009, 12:49 PM #1
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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10th February 2009, 12:50 PM #2
Pricey business card holder... why don't you eBay it if you don't want it?
10th February 2009, 12:51 PM #3
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.
10th February 2009, 01:06 PM #4
I know the iPod is far too small but maybe this link will get the creative juices flowing...
macquarium - Google Image Search
Thanks to tmcd35 from:
jamesb (10th February 2009)
10th February 2009, 01:12 PM #5
Thanks. I'll have a look when I get home to my unfiltered internet.
Originally Posted by tmcd35
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.
10th February 2009, 01:24 PM #6
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
10th February 2009, 02:00 PM #7
That's a possibility I hadn't even thought of.
Originally Posted by rolfea
Hmm. The economy's in the right state for entrepreneurs now, right?
10th February 2009, 02:05 PM #8
Depends if it's something genuinely useful, or just a gadget.
Originally Posted by jamesb
10th February 2009, 02:07 PM #9
Oh come on, everyone loves pointless gadgets.
Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey
10th February 2009, 02:10 PM #10
'Tis true, I've got an iPhone
Originally Posted by jamesb
10th February 2009, 02:10 PM #11
When there's money to spend on them, yes.
10th February 2009, 02:48 PM #12
Replace the battery and CF it?
(above has bluetooth too)
10th February 2009, 03:21 PM #13
Hmm, wonder if I can get Debian on that...
10th February 2009, 03:31 PM #14
Not sure about Debian, but, try iPodLinux :: Home
10th February 2009, 03:35 PM #15
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.
Originally Posted by tonyd
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