iPod hd adapter


Robert Brown sent in his iPod hd adapter. Sure, you could buy an Addonics 1.8″ toshiba to ide adapter for $15; but he didn’t mind soldering up the 50 wires to connect his drive to a USB IDE adapter. To finish it out, he put everything into an enclosure and added an eject button.

23 thoughts on “iPod hd adapter

  1. am I the only one who is increasingly disappointed in the hack-a-day hacks that are posted?

    I would barely call this a hack! and what about that subwoofer the other day? its cool, but unless there were plans to make your own out of junk, I really don’t get it. then other days the ‘hack’ consists of ‘i was in an airport for x amount of time’ wtf is that?

  2. “am I the only one who is increasingly disappointed in the hack-a-day hacks that are posted?”

    well, sounds like you want to start your own hacking blog. go a head.

  3. Sorry, I guess this may not be considered a (I built a computer out of frito’s and powered it with a watermelon) great hack. I put my utmost effort into it. Spent hours and hours on construction. Researched and found all the datasheeds I needed. Had fun.

    So everyone can be as dissapointed as they wish with this ‘hack’. Though lets see your interface you made?

    I guess It may be more of a mod. This is my first post here to hackaday. Long time reader. The great work on here has inspired me a good deal.

    Thank you to those who had nice things to say about it.
    It really pushed my skills with soldering and fabrication.

  4. leave the hack alone guys. if you don’t like it you shouldn’t post, instead you should be doing something better to be posted here.

    gotta help a bit-techer out
    \i’m_not_A_MONSTER

  5. Maby HAD should consider a log in/account for posting comments.. I mean, at least then he can delete account of people who openly trash a hack.
    I do not, in any way, say he should delete an account of someone who says “Im not impressed.”
    Im saying delete accounts of people who say “this sucks hackaday sucks etc sucks.”

  6. I guess if you enjoy buying your mod’s from a store. I just enjoyed the learning experience from doing this. Also lets note my interface has the following strong points:
    -An eject button, so screwless and tooless to remove the drive with another
    -Front mounted seperate HDD power and activity LED’s

    I have always been for DIY, the whole community has lost its luster due to the lack of things built by hand. I simply cannot justify buying something when I can build it for nothing out of the parts I have here. And then actually understand how it works.

  7. “Maby HAD should consider a log in/account for posting comments.. I mean, at least then he can delete account of people who openly trash a hack.”

    This comes up every now and then… it seems that the admin decided against that – which is fine by me, I can ignore it… But as it always does, crap floats to the top :p

    “I have always been for DIY, the whole community has lost its luster due to the lack of things built by hand. I simply cannot justify buying something when I can build it for nothing out of the parts I have here.”

    Har Har… it’s a cable hacked to an iPod. Just because it is commercially available does not change what it is… But I agree… – I always get the stink eye when I say I’m going to build something, even though it could be commercially bought…

  8. i really admire the spirit of DIY’fers, great job! (one helluva soldering job there)

    anything can be bought, it’s more in the challenge of being able to do it yourself from your own research and knowledge (and possibly learning something from it) than it is to save a couple of dollars.

  9. whatever. let em say stuff. if someone has a deeper appiciation for something, then they’re a better person for it, and they probably enjoy life more. let closed-minded people say what they want.

  10. “How much work are you willing to put into saving $15.99? Some quick googling turned up this:”

    its not about saving anything… that and you just can’t put a price on experience ;) Besides, if you have free time (e.g. you can’t get paid for it anyway), why not?

  11. “its not about saving anything… that and you just can’t put a price on experience ;) Besides, if you have free time (e.g. you can’t get paid for it anyway), why not?”

    Good points. I dabbed with projects like this back in Uni, before RL snuck up on me and stole my time.

    A 50 pin flat scsi-cable soldered to a 25 pin D-sub for my Amiga springs to mind :-)

  12. This is really cool… I want to improve my scrawny category I have a nice joke for you) Frankenstein: What is it like to be in a bottle for 5,000 years? Genie: It’s a JARRING experience.

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