Reader Roland Saekow sent in this request:
Love the site. I've got a hack for you. I'm a bit pressed for time, but basically I need the community to help out on this one. I was looking at the tape deck in my car the other day and the shuffle. The way to get them connected of course is to use a tape deck converter. But then I tried something: could the iPod fit in the tape deck? So it would merely be a sense of snapping the iPod shuffle into an adapter and then slipping it into the deck?
Yes! Here [direct .mp4 download link] is the video showing a proof of concept. It fits and won't get rejected by the machine. So I need some people to go buy some tape deck converters and make it happen. Myself, I have ordered two from allelectronics.com for $5 a piece. But if others wanted to start on it, all they need is a soldering iron to melt away part of the tape and a little wire splicing! I'll contact you again when the working one is done!
I think this is an awesome idea. I can't wait to see the updates.
Please post (and read) comments about this and send in your attempts
UPDATE: Here's an updated concept image to chew on: