With iPod rumor season upon us (videocams? microphones for VoIP calls!), it’s time to gaze back fondly on those quaint iPods of yestermonth. And the quaintest has got to be Mister Jalopy’s World’s Biggest iPod hack, as seen in MAKE, Volume 04.

Who doesn’t love MJ’s fat little iPod (is that a 3rd Gen?) grafted into a lovely 1940s radio cabinet, complete with a Panasonic turntable and Mac mini to rip old vinyl to MP3s, and the original working radio buttons hacked to control the iPod. Journalist and author Kurt Andersen, the host of public radio’s Studio 360 (and former editor of Spy magazine), recently visited Mister Jalopy’s Garage for an interview and grabbed this video of the World’s Biggest iPod in action.

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