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There are millions and millions of iPods out there, but what happens to all the empty boxes? The packaging is pretty nice, and at this point – as iconic as the iPod itself. So in Maker spirit, here is a photo diary of HOW TO to turn an empty iPod in to a little robot looking guy. Made with just the packaging materials, hot glue and paint, it could be a fun project for kids. I’m slowly working on a total of 50 (lots of iPod boxes) – the Steve Jobs one is next! And one more thing…broken iPod can/will be used for some internal electronics….Dsc05184-6

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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. alankilian says:

    NICE!!!

    Great graphics and superb facial expression.

  2. pftb says:

    cute, but where is the parellel port controlling servos atached to a com p with a webcam, so the little buggers head looks at movement?

    ok, so im going a bit overboard, but hey :P

  3. natureboy says:

    Looks like Pintsize from the (great) comic, Questionable Content

  4. neyjen says:

    using spray paint on styrofoam can both melt the styrofoam as you can see in some of the photographs, and depending on the type of spray paint, it can creat really nasty toxic goo and smells. im not sure how harmful it is to health, but it aint good. you should ask a worker at your local craft store for advice, or try putting acrylic paint in a spray bottle. you may need to water it down a touch and do a few coats, but it’ll preserve the styrofoam and possibly your health. although the melted goo can be kinda fun to throw at your little sister

  5. jasdf says:

    The iPod robot statue is much nicer, but I think we built this in the same spirit:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mig15uti/47481376/

    We didn’t take a picture of the security badge we made for him, though :/