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There is no doubt that Ipod is currently the most popular multimedia gadget in the market. However, do you know that you can maximise the use of your Ipod for a powerful learning device?
There are ten tips that you can follow in order to maximise your Ipod as a learning tool. It’s as easy as downloading the right softwares for your Ipod. Read more »
Interesting DIY project by chefmichel on how you can modifying an old portable radio-cassette , so that it will play (loud) with any MP3 unit or ipod.
“Take a pair of old headphones, cut away the headphones and strip the cables. Use a cutter, but be very careful not to slice the cable. Most of us have cheap earphones that were given to us by an airline. I use these as the cable is relatively thick and easy to strip. You only need the plug and 30 cm of wire. Alternatively you can buy a plug and wire…”
Wired Magazine has published some tutorials on digital videography from how to shoot home movies like Spielberg, fixing bad footage, and also a tutorial to watch youtube on your iPod. Here’s one of the tips;
“Remember that, as with most things, content is king. No one wants to watch a two-hour video of your vacation. But you can dazzle viewers with five Michael Bay, cut-heavy, chopped-up minutes..”
Thinking of going backpacking with your iPod to a place with no electricity around? Jason has some guides on building your own solar iPod charger enable you to listen to your favorite music wherever you are.
” So, I set about building one for myself. As this was all about getting very light materials, this set-up is very simple but the charger has no protection from branches, rain, or marmots. “
Not happy with the price and quality of available iPod docks in the market? You might want to build your own iPod dock just like what Kurtis Berry did.
“After pricing everything out, I decided to build a single mono channel to see how it sounded. $100 for the amp, $100 for the speaker parts, $100 for wood (real oak, just couldn’t use that compressed saw dust stuff)….Even though it is monaural, the sound is unbelievable. I thought about building the second channel, but so far I’m happy with this”