Muzak machine iPod stereo

Muzak machine iPod stereo

My friend has been carrying around this empty shell of a Micro Muzak Model 1008 for years with the intention of converting it in to something… someday. Apparently this was used in a university to pump the college station through all the buildings and had long since been left to fall in to ruins.

Using parts you can easily get and very little modifications to the actual case it came out looking preatty good. We reused the original knobs where they were still available for that original look. The tubes were left on the case to look cool, they do nothing.

I admit this is less of an instructable and more of a hey-check-this-out-able, but maybe it will inspire you to make something neat.

Convert old Muzak Machine in to a Retro iPod Stereo
[via D+R]

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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