18 November 2005

Big Red (Canadian) shuffle Wrapper

"c" dropped us this flickr photo set showing his Canadian Big Red gum wrapper mod.

I know you have a couple of gum wrapper cases already, but I'm hoping I'm
bringing something new to the mix. I desperately wish we had those Juicy
Fruit box wrappers in Canada, but ours are waxed, which makes them super at
being water resistant. He also has some previous attempts up also here.


16 November 2005

Use a Sony Camcorder Cable with the iPod video

This is one of my own hacks and although it's not for the shuffle I couldn't stand to not share if with you loyal readers. I just got a iPod video and wanted to hook it up to the TV. I didn't have the "Official" ipod video cable but I did have the one from my Sony Digital 8 camcorder. I tried to hook it up but it didn't work. I then pulled the plug out a bit and got a scrambled video signal. I then switched the cables around to see if one of the others had the video signal. Success. It turns out with my particular Sony video cable that while plugged into the iPod the RED cable gave me the video signal and the Yellow and White gave me the sound. Hurray for the hacker spirit! It's always nice to save money when you can. (That Xbox 360's not getting any cheaper.)


[link to flickr photo page]

Aluminum shuffle Case from Cardholder

Giles sent in his wicked aluminum shuffle case mod. He wrote:

It was constructed useing a business-card holder and the packing material used in tool cases (which acts *very* nicely to hold my shuffle - named Sadako - in place, it must be said). The case is aluminium, and the hole for the earphone jack was very easy to drill neatly. I'm very happy with how this one turned out. There's no burrs present on either side of the hole at all.

Due to the small size of the case, theres no real room to store the earphones when not in use, but this is no real trouble. It's very nice to see the "oohs" and "aahs" it gets when I pull it out of my pocket, and the catch makes a very secure/reassuring "click" when it closes. These are payoff enough for the loss of storage space.

The only other thing of note to mention was that I made a mistake when constructing it, and drilled the hole and cut the foam such that I actually created a "left-handed" tin accidentally. Of course, it makes no real difference, and its posed no problem, but it just took me by surprise when I realised. Maybe a little more planning would have been useful ;o)

Bravo Giles. I truly worthy shufflehack.

[link to flickr photo set]

07 November 2005

Shuffle EQ possible?

Hacktastic reader Trent wrote in:

Not really a hack, but I have discovered that the Samsung flash chips inside
the ipod are EQ enabled, but there is no way to access that from the
shuffle's firmware.

Some hack to access the usable EQ module within the shuffle would be awesome

Go brainiacs!