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Real Wood iPod

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the other-people's-hobbies dept.

Hardware Hacking 289

An anonymous reader submits "People have tried modding their iPods using wood before, but it took the genius of ZapWizard to create the Real Wood iPod. Hand carved from a solid piece of African hardwood to a thickness of just 2mm, the end result has to be seen to be believed. Wood grain is the new Apple White!"

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Real Voodoo Ipod? (5, Funny)

Ray Alloc (835739) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983564)

African wood...

Not sure about this. (-1, Troll)

Boss, Pointy Haired (537010) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983565)

I just checked the pics, and now it looks like an iPoo.

Re:Not sure about this. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983572)

I believe the correct term is iPOS. Which is just what this story is, a flaming piece of shit. Can we call it quits with the IPos advertisements already?

Re:Not sure about this. (2, Funny)

frostw (739485) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983588)

iSore???

Re:Not sure about this. (1, Funny)

sathia (797192) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983601)

iWood?

Re:Not sure about this. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983612)

WAY TO THINK MORE THAN A SECOND ABOUT YOUR SHITTY ATTEMPT AT A JOKE THERE, NIGGER

(YOU HAVE NO SENSE OF HuMOUR)

Lameness filter encountered. Post aborted! Reason: Don't kill so many jews. It's like GENOCIDE.Lameness filter encountered. Post aborted! Reason: Don't kill so many jews. It's like GENOCIDE.Lameness filter encountered. Post aborted! Reason: Don't kill so many jews. It's like GENOCIDE.Lameness filter encountered. Post aborted! Reason: Don't kill so many jews. It's like GENOCIDE.

Re:Not sure about this. (3, Funny)

Fussen (753791) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983679)

iWoodn't..

Re:Not sure about this. (5, Interesting)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983655)

I'm sorry, but I find this lack of respect. I have some carpenters amongs my wifes family, and what they make is very much different than the IKEA stuff you can get. (Of course, it is way out of my monetary league). I think that they'd love this. I'll probably show them this next time I see them. One of them was even interested when I opened his computer and showed how easy it was to assemble. He immediately thought of a wooden custom made case... go figure, you have geeks in every segment ;-)

Carpenters can make magnificent things out of wood. Okay, wooden objects (like this) are for everyone, but some people want wooden inlays in their cars too. I think that would be comparable.

I think it's a great mod. Still, I wonder how the wheel works. (As others have already posted) I don't have an iPod myself (yeah, a Shuffle, but that doesn't count), so I don't really know how they work.

Re:Not sure about this. (1)

KrunZ (247479) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983709)

I respect carpenters a lot, and I admire that the handwork looks like this is done excellent. But it still look like something the for the 60+ segment.

The are so many cool sorts of wood that designers use today and glossy coated redwood is not one of them. That is something for Laura Bush or your Grandma.

Re:Not sure about this. (1)

Blaaguuu (886777) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983776)

I find it perfectly interesting. but at the same time, can you really deny how silly it is? if you like wood, you may think it looks good... but the contrast of the organic wood style with the ipods geometric, minimalist design doesnt work too well for me. cool in a gimicky way ;)

Their website (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983567)

Must be made of wood too. Its very woody slow!

Improved Audio As Well (5, Funny)

nathanh (1214) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983569)

More importantly, the wood enclosure adds a depth and warmth to the music that simply isn't possible with man-made plastics. The resonant frequency of hardwood reduces jitter in the decoding circuit so the result is a higher fidelity experience.

Re:Improved Audio As Well (5, Funny)

teknokracy (660401) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983595)

Buy the $1200 Monster Cable with solid mahogany plated connectors and heavy guage bark wire shielding, and you've got yourself an incredible sounding device.

Sounds great and all but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983659)

I wooden have done it. Wood you?

Exactly ! (5, Funny)

deathcow (455995) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983752)

You're not kidding. I am still working with my CNC machinist on a solid granite back for my limited series U2 iPod. The granite reduces the vibrations from the iPods on board digital clock and from any CMOS gate switching during operation. I've seen some online studies that the granite dampens the vibrations and makes the iPods last a LOT longer (besides the obvious quality difference at the ear..). Are you doing any iPod overclocking or extra cooling? Have you thought about replacing your wall receptacle outlets to feed your iPod the cleanest power?

regards
iJack Simpson
owner, Yahoo iPod Overclockers Forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iPodOverclockers/ [yahoo.com]

Re:Exactly ! (3, Informative)

Scarblac (122480) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983781)

+10 nerd props for actually starting the Yahoo group you mention in a /. joke :-)

Floating iPod (5, Funny)

ppolitop (870365) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983570)

Does it float? It would be very useful companion while swimming ;) the doc

Re:Floating iPod (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983645)

Bedimere: And what else floats in water?

King Arthur: an iPod!

Bedimere: Right! So, if she weighs the same as an iPod, she'd float in water, and she must be made of wood, so.

Villagers: A witch! Burn her!

Re:Floating iPod (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983668)

Who are you, who are so wise in the ways of portable audio players?

Re:Floating iPod (5, Funny)

BlackMesaLabs (893043) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983694)

If it floats... then its made of duck... or something.
Either way, it turns out that iPod is a witch. :)

Hum (-1, Troll)

t_allardyce (48447) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983571)

For once an Apple cease and desist would be a good thing here...

well.. (3, Interesting)

Sv-Manowar (772313) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983573)

How long until we can start getting, say... a mahongany powerbook?

A pine iBook sounds appealing

Re:well.. (4, Informative)

_Shorty-dammit (555739) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983615)

You mean like this? Actually I think this may have been on slashdot, or perhaps it was hardocp, but I recall seeing it a while ago. http://www.zaverio.net/ [zaverio.net]

Now we can sue Apple for ..... (1)

amazeranand (810233) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983574)

Destruction of Rainforests!

The real question (0, Offtopic)

toddbu (748790) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983575)

Could this open some eyes and increase interest in alternative (Linux, Mac) [slashdot.org] offerings?

Re:The real question (2, Insightful)

rylin (688457) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983585)

No.

dremel (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983578)

Looks great, but 'carving by hand' does not include the use of a dremel rotary tool.

Re:dremel (2, Insightful)

lowtek77 (896266) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983671)

hmmm I don't see the difference between using an ole whittlin' knife and guiding a dremel by hand. Unless you like to carve with a finger?--Must not have stubby hands like myself.

Re:dremel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983696)

Chisels and gouges!

Re:dremel (1)

klui (457783) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983725)

It is understood that "hand carved" doesn't imply the use of power tools. To the actual sculpture's credit, his website does not state that it's hand carved--the AC submitter did that. Hmm, maybe it was the author who submitted.

Re:dremel (1)

lisaparratt (752068) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983748)

One would imagine they were trying to convey the fact it wasn't done with a CNC machine, in which case, the feat of making it only 2mm thick wouldn't be quite so amazing.

Re:dremel (1)

Usquebaugh (230216) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983770)

Yes,

but a CNC machine would require plans and that would mean others could do it.

I hope that techs understand that if they produce CAD drawings for stuff others can then have the items made, can give feedback etc.

If this guy had produced a CAD doc for this hack I could then get my cover made from titanium or whatever.

The more people asking for CNC services mean reduced costs :-)

Re:dremel (3, Insightful)

vikks (256740) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983812)

...but 'carving by hand' does not include the use of a dremel rotary tool.

Which leaves us with only nails available for carving by hand. "By knife" is not by hand as well, right?

Touch wheel (4, Interesting)

derphilipp (745164) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983579)

I wonder how the touchsensitive selection wheel does work... Yes i read the article... (perhaps i missed something?)

Re:Touch wheel (1)

Volvogga (867092) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983621)

I had the same thought. At first glance, the plastic disk of the normal touchsensitive wheel looks like an ordinary piece of thin plastic. Does anyone know if it has some sort of electrostatic properties?

If not, then I would think that any material would work, as long as it was not so heavy that a slight jerk would register as 'contact' on the iPod.

Although, the origonal disk could have been stuck on the back of the wood wheel if it is needed, as well.

Re:Touch wheel (5, Informative)

myukew (823565) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983637)

Yes, the touch-wheel still works. Touch-wheels are capacitance sensors, you can learn about them at www.qprox.com

Re:Touch wheel (5, Informative)

datafr0g (831498) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983805)

Cheers for the site!

Here's the blurb for those too lazy to search the site :)

QWheel(TM) touch wheel technology can be thought of as a 'capacitive potentiometer', where the wiper is a finger. The electrode consists of a simple resistive ring element placed behind the plastic panel; three capacitive QT sensing channels are connected to this ring, and the signals processed to 7-bits of absolute position. The result is output on an SPI serial interface. The device can be set to sense through panels up to 3mm thick, and even through gloves.

The entire circuit with the electrode ring can be fabricated on a single-sided PCB for very low cost. In many cases the technology is less expensive than mechanical equivalents, and in all cases is more reliable.

Re:Touch wheel (1)

spot35 (644375) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983702)

I'm assuming this part is where the touch wheel was reattached

"The iPod was the carefully fitted back together. Thankfully, it was still fully functional. Hot-glue was used to hold the LCD and Click-wheel PCB onto the wood."

One of the other replies seems to explain how it would still work.

Spoton

Firestarter (1)

isnochys (566268) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983580)

Does it burn?
--
www.isnochys.com

it really looks pretty good (0)

trash eighty (457611) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983581)

i was sceptical but it looks surprisingly good and somewhat retro

If you think that is good, see the duct tape theme (1)

SlashdotTroll (581611) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983786)

Stuff made of wood is not somthing I would want to wear. Duct-tape products are the new...hotness.

I don't see anything more (cough) inventive (cough) than speculating on the market demand for duct-tape products as...
You guessed it,
0) duct-tape iPods [google.com]
1) duct-tape wallets [thinkgeek.com]
2) duct-tape jackets [google.com]
3) duct-tape pants [tomshardware.com]
4) duct-tape shoes [google.com]
5) duct-tape condoms [google.com] (just joking there, ladies (-:)
6) duct-tape hats [google.com]
7) duct-tape gloves [google.com]
8) ????
9) pro-fit!

Heh (1)

cloudkj (685320) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983586)

Is that an iWood in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?

Wooden IPOD (3, Interesting)

rimberg (133307) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983593)

I expect there is a mrket out there for all sorts of wooden covers. Just think of a phone with a wooden cover.

Steve Jobs iPod Collection (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983596)

Steve Jobs has a 10 x 10 iPod wallhanging in the hall by his office, there are about 25 made with various woods. (Hi gloss maple looks ..killer.. with white buttons.) This one would seemingly fit in but looks to be executed to lower quality than those in the display.

My absolutely favorite were five iPods in a row done by Dale Chihuly in his Macchia [chihuly.com] glass patterns. Insane !! priceless is more like it.

Re:Steve Jobs iPod Collection (1)

obender (546976) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983707)

My absolutely favorite were five iPods in a row done by Dale Chihuly in his Macchia glass patterns.

Could you post a link to the Macchia glass ipods?

I call BS (2, Insightful)

green pizza (159161) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983803)

I call BS until someone posts a photo of this wallhanging. Seriously. If it's really that cool, someone would have taken a snapshot with their cameraphone by now.

It's not like Steve Jobs invented the iPod or the MP3 player concept himself anyway. The Diamond Rio was one of the originals and AFAIK, Apple outsourced the iPod development to a freelance EE.

Wood Ipod (guilt) (1, Insightful)

putko (753330) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983598)

It looks great. But isn't it bad to do this? Is this stuff sustainably harvested?

I don't mean to sound like an eco-idiot here. Just when I hear the word "hardwood", I think of deforestation, erosion, and general guilt. There's a reason why the redwood trees are almost entirely gone: we converted them into money.

That's why I like plastic.

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (5, Insightful)

axonal (732578) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983605)

Plastic isn't any better, its made using oil.

"No War for Hardwood!" (5, Informative)

billstewart (78916) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983648)

Actually, deforestation really is a serious problem, and decorative hardwoods are often from much more environmentally sensitive areas than pine and some of the other softwoods that grow efficiently in tree-farms. People who like fancy guitars and other musical instruments have to deal with this issue also.

Some softwood types are also sensitive - old-growth redwoods forests and high mountain areas. Forest Service roadbuilding typically costs about 10 times as much as the value of the wood that gets logged using those roads, so it's essentially subsidizing the destruction of old-growth forests; the Clinton administration belatedly got around to banning it in many areas, and the Bush Administration rapidly re-authorized it.

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (1)

Stephen Williams (23750) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983632)

That's why I like plastic.

But what happens when we've converted all the oil into money?

(Unless there's a way to make plastics without oil these days? IANAOC (I Am Not An Organic Chemist), and freely admit that this is not my area of expertise).

-Stephen

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (2, Funny)

damsa (840364) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983835)

Aren't whales an renewable resource?

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (1)

Vampyre_Dark (630787) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983638)

We have to cut down the trees, to make room for the mile high pile of discarded iPods in the next 10-15 years.

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983660)

Padauk is one of the woods that typically comes from managed growth. It's considered to be a relatively friendly substitute for cherry and rosewood.

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (5, Insightful)

onion2k (203094) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983663)

Wood is a lot easy to sustain than plastic. You can plant new trees and harvest them in 20 - 100 years. What's more, chopping down trees and planting new ones is actually better for the environment than simply leaving the trees there. As a tree grows it generates more oxygen and takes up more CO2 than an old tree.

Plastic, which comes from oil, takes a bit longer. Recycled plastic is a possibility, but that doesn't generate new oxygen or decrease CO2 levels. It still takes energy to do the recycling process.

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (1)

Stauf (85247) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983697)

What's more, chopping down trees and planting new ones is actually better for the environment than simply leaving the trees there. As a tree grows it generates more oxygen and takes up more CO2 than an old tree.

I had heard that a tree dying naturally released more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere then it had absorbed in its entire life. The closest I could come to confirming this with a quick google search was this page [tappi.org] , which claims that old overcrowded forests tend to use more oxygen than they produce. So I would assume that planting and chopping down fast growing trees would result in a net oxygen increase.

Rambling aside, I would think that chopping down an old hardwood tree would have less of an impact then producing the equivalent amount of plastics.

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (5, Informative)

deimtee (762122) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983753)

Strangely enough, converting an entire tree into CO2 by either burning or decomposition will release exactly the net amount of CO2 that the tree absorbed over its life. Weird huh?

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (1)

Stauf (85247) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983772)

Hrm, that makes more sense to me then it releasing more I guess. But if a tree absorbs x units of CO2, releasing y units of O2 in its lifetime, then you would assume the tree would contain x - y units of carbon. So where does it get the x - y units of O2 to synthesise the CO2 it releases?

Does it come from absorbed water, soil nutrients, etc.? I would assume there're 'running costs' associated with being a tree that would account for the use of things like that.

I'm just curious as to the mechanics behind it.

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (1)

tez_h (263659) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983788)

Hrm, that makes more sense to me then it releasing more I guess. But if a tree absorbs x units of CO2, releasing y units of O2 in its lifetime, then you would assume the tree would contain x - y units of carbon. So where does it get the x - y units of O2 to synthesise the CO2 it releases?

Does it come from absorbed water, soil nutrients, etc.? I would assume there're 'running costs' associated with being a tree that would account for the use of things like that.

Look up photosynthesis and respiration. When alive, trees, like all living organisms, respire. This takes oxygen, even when the sun is out, and sugars are being produced from photosynthesis. In trees, oxygen is absorbed from the air. Look up leaf structure and stomata.

-Tez

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (1)

Stauf (85247) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983810)

I did some checking, and I still can't find any reason for the CO2 released by a dying tree to be "exactly the net amount of CO2 that the tree absorbed over its life". If a tree lives 200 years, does this mean that 200 years worth of absorbed CO2 will flood back into the atmosphere as that tree dies?

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (1)

deimtee (762122) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983793)

If it absorbs x molecules of CO2 then it will contain x atoms of carbon in whatever chemical form. The O2 is released to, or comes from, the atmosphere. Trees rarely contain element transmutation equipment, so whatever atoms you start with, you finish up with as well. They are just chemically rearranged.
CO2 = C + O2
C + O2 = CO2
or even,
12CO2 + 6H20 = 2C6O6H6 + 9O2

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (1)

Stauf (85247) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983817)

Well yes, but if a tree absorbs an amount of CO2, releasing O2 into the atmosphere in the process, how does it synthesise "exactly the net amount of CO2 that the tree absorbed over its life" to release when it dies?

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (1)

deimtee (762122) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983836)

it's not "released when it dies" it's released when it either burns or decomposes. The carbon came out of the air as CO2 to make wood/leaves/roots and is released as CO2 when the wood/leaves/roots burns or rots. Its exact because the total amount of carbon doesn't change, it just gets moved around.

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (2, Informative)

bmo (77928) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983664)


Plastic: Made from Oil.

Metal: Mined out of the ground, heated with electricity generated from Oil, or Polluting Coal, or *heavens* NuCuLar energy, or River Blocking Dams.

Wood: Actually a non-perishable resource, if the right species are used. Maple is good.

That said, you can obsess over whatever you want, that's your right, but be aware that there's no such thing as "clean" technology. Even if you go back to making plastic out of wood pulp, that is not guilt free.

And forget about going tech-less. The Native Americans cleared land by burning, and many parts of the globe suffer from desertification and treelessness from cutting firewood and overgrazing.

Hopeless, isn't it?

--
BMO

Native (North/South) Americans (1)

hummassa (157160) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983747)

Don't forget that a lot of tree species *need* the fire to reproduce correctly. So, there is an amount of "clearing land by burning" that is actually sustainable.

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (1)

Ambiguous Coward (205751) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983687)

The thing is, any wood you buy at the store was almost certainly cut *ages* ago. It would be an insult to the trees to *not* use it. It's the very least we can do to put their corpses to good use! :P

wrong! (1)

hummassa (157160) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983801)

A lot of hardwood you buy at a store is smuggled out of Brasil or some country in Africa. Wood-smuggling gang lords of the Amazonic rain forest are more violent than their recreational drug counterparts (one of them was known to chop his enemies in pieces with a chainsaw... personally)

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (1)

AstrumPreliator (708436) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983688)

First off, how many wood iPods do you see laying around? How many are being sold? Is Apple mass producing them? This is a very small bit of wood on a single iPod. Now that it's done other people may very well try this too. But I'd like you to keep in mind that this wouldn't be the main selling point of hardwoods. People use tons and tons of this stuff; a ~6.2 cubic inch piece of hardwood for a few iPods is very insignificant. Even if Apple decided it was a good idea to offer iPods with real, solid hardwood covers, which won't happen simply because it would cost way too much, this still wouldn't be enough to justify such guilt.

Secondly, why are plastics so much better? They produce pollution as byproducts and use fossile fuels as a base, which as we all know is a very big concern right now. If hardwood were to magically be replaced over night by plastics then we would still be in trouble, just in a different form.

I'm not saying deforestation is good, I'm just trying to point out that everything has a down side and you need to take those into consideration.

As far as the mod goes, I think Zap did a very nice job. I would have liked to see some graphics on it however, such as the back, foward, play/pause, and menu buttons. Just to make it look more iPodish while looking refreshingly different at the same time.

Wood? It's worse than you already think. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983719)

Is this environmentally sustainable?

Immediately, as a result of this rather provocative article, there will be a rush of people going to go buy rare wood. I cannot even estimate how many. This article will then permanently remain published, drawing huge crowds of people and serving to forge a constant stream of people buying rare woods.

I've hesitated to say it, but here it is, without any window dressing:

These people and their iPods are killing millions of people and destroying the Earth.

The Earth is simply too small to sustain or ever hope to recover from an onslaught of this nature. Can you imagine how many people will actually build these things? It's staggering to think about isn't it?

Post 9/11, I'd imagined I'd see this article published eventually. It's a sign of the times.

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983743)

It looks great. But isn't it bad to do this? Is this stuff sustainably harvested?

This is why I covered my iPod with a renewable resource. Human-skin leather. That's why my iPod also has a tattoo.

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (5, Interesting)

Inda (580031) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983765)

I used to use mahogany at work to make full size models of car parts. Lots and lots of mahogany. Lots and lot of waste (although a great deal of it found its way into my home).

People used to say similar things to you about harming the Brazilian rain forests but it's simply not true. The mahogany from the rainforests was never good enough for making models; it was only good enough for making crap furniture. Our wood came from plantations and this was 15 years ago.

I think its all been given a bad spin. Most of the time Pine is used and you can almost watch that grow. ...I also used plastic. Horrible nasty stuff full of carcinogens. Expanded polystyrene made flies go docile. Scarier than wood.

Re:Wood Ipod (guilt) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983794)

There's a reason why the redwood trees are almost entirely gone: we converted them into money.

I'm not an American. I have traveled there before though and I do however have some American currency. I am a bit of an expert on money. American banknotes are made from a compound fabric that contains cotton, linen, flax and other textile materials. This is an anti-counterfeiting measure. The world-leaders in anti-counterfeiting currency is Australia.

Australia has no paper currency. The circulating Australian currency is entirely polymer, biaxially-oriented polypropylene to be precise. One would require such significant resources to counterfeit these that it hasn't happened (at least not that the public knows of).

This is awesome... (1, Funny)

Mister Impressive (875697) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983604)

... it looks absolutely great. However, now that its a WOODEN iPod, there is more fuel to burn, so just don't give it to this kid. [slashdot.org]

Lotsa Pictures (4, Insightful)

nmb3000 (741169) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983610)

There's enough pictures on there that this could easily go down.

Here's a Coral Cache [nyud.net] of it to help ease some of the disappearing server Slashdot magic.

Termites (5, Funny)

axonal (732578) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983618)

Great, now I need a termite protection plan for my iPod.

Re:Termites (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983703)

and carpenter ants protection plan. Note: Carpenter ants don't eat wood. They live in them though (still damaging).

Much better than... (-1, Troll)

cybermint (255744) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983627)

...that piece of shit wooden laptop [slashdot.org] from a while back.

Touchpad? (1, Insightful)

teknokracy (660401) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983641)

Can someone tell me how he got the touch wheel part to be sensitive? I was under the impression that you needed a bare finger or at least something electrostatic-ey to be able to use the scroll function... the buttons i see working, but the scroll is NEEDED to use the iPod!

Re:Touchpad? (2, Informative)

smellystudent (663516) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983730)

I think he's using a click wheel rather than the newer touchpad kind.

Re:Touchpad? (1)

HAKdragon (193605) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983797)

The clickwheel iPods still need a touchpad for scrolling through menus and whatnot. The clickwheel is used for buttons (previous/next/play/menu).

Beauty. (1)

earthbound kid (859282) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983657)

Excellent. I've been saying for years that I want a cellphone with a woodgrain case and real metal buttons. The more people look at this iPod case mod, the closer my dream comes to being true.

Re:Beauty. (1)

JaredOfEuropa (526365) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983778)

Excellent. I've been saying for years that I want a cellphone with a woodgrain case and real metal buttons.
Then get some good close-grained wood, some sharp knifes, a Dremel, and start whittling! It really is not as hard as most people think, and you'd probably be able to create an acceptable cover with some practice. Plus, you'll have the satisfaction of having made it yourself.

Just great... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983672)

First we had to worry about replacing the batteries, and now we have to worry about replacing the wood finish from termite damage.

I wonder if terminix could help 0.o

Apple wood (4, Funny)

sita (71217) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983675)

I guess apple wood isn't hard enough, but it seems like a natural choice for this particular application.

Already exists ! (4, Funny)

Arthur B. (806360) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983680)

woody ipod is nothing new, I'm not impressed. But if the guy showed a sarge ipod...

Photoshopped...? (1)

Khyber (864651) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983701)

First two informative photos appear real, but then the next two showing the face and underside of the front plate just seem.... computer generated. It doesn't even come close to looking realistic. Sorry. Mod me as you will...

Mmmmm (3, Funny)

maharg (182366) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983710)

you've got wood, haven't you !

Too much time.... (2, Insightful)

Eminence (225397) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983711)

Some people have clearly too much time on their hands. Some of those put it to good use and we call them "artists". :)

Looks nice, but it's still an iPOS underneath (-1, Troll)

Control42 (579348) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983733)

Would have been cooler if it had been done with a better device, like a cowon iaudio x5, or an iriver or creative DAP.

Debian (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983736)

Yeah, but does it run Woody?

w00t (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983738)

w00t, euh, wood. Euh, damn, I'm confused!

Full SFF Case (5, Interesting)

gometro33 (767428) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983740)

You can check out some of this other work here: ProjectRedwood 3.0 [bit-tech.net] . I've been following it for a while and he says he has to finish by August so expect big updates.

technology (3, Funny)

Blaaguuu (886777) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983756)

Im just waiting for technology to increase enough so we can build these things out of plastic... that will be the day. Now dont get me wrong... wood electronics are great... but wouldnt plastic be awesome?

Re:technology (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983838)

My hand touched her hand. Her hand touched her boob. By the transitive property, I got some boob! Algebra is awesome!
If you can get that with algebra, just imagine what you could get with calculus!

Grow your own iPod (2, Funny)

CaptainFork (865941) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983780)

Of course, a genetically modified tree could grow iPods in place of branches.

Just Tree (2, Funny)

williamhooligan (892067) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983791)

Unfortunately, due to the loss of the magnetic field reflections when you move to wood from plastic, your storage capacity is reduced to tree gig.

Ahaha...

Real IPOD fans.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983828)

dont make their ipods woody, rather make their rooms *curvy* and creamy.

Ugly! (1)

FahdK (897388) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983829)

Ewww...am I the only one that finds it ugly looking?

Bonsai iPod? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12983834)

First there was Bonsai Kitten [bonsaikitten.com] and now this? Its all getting pretty silly I say :)

His next project (1)

Willeh (768540) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983846)

Carving the front of another iPod from the bones of the starved musicians that died after the massive proliferation of music piracy. Available in bone and regular white!

truly (2, Funny)

pintomp3 (882811) | more than 9 years ago | (#12983849)

stuff that matters. i guess this time the matter is wood.
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