Questions tagged [ipod]

Questions related to charging and interfacing with the Apple iPod series of portable media players.

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Using a 1.5V battery to increase the voltage from a headphone jack so it can switch a transistor at lower volumes

I recently built a circuit using a 2N3904 BJT transistor with the hopes that when connected to a headphone jack, it would light a LED whenever an audio signal was passed through. However, I found ...
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Apple iPod 30pin to micro usb

Not sure if this is off topic. I have an old ipod dock with a 30 pin male connect and I want to switch it out to a male micro usb. So that I can use the dock. I don't want to use an adapter as I want ...
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Pinout of Audi 2008 A4 Quattro 3.2L MMI to iPod?

I have came across an Audi A4 2008 Quattro 3.2L, and in the glove compartment it an iPod dock. I took it apart and behind the iPod dock there is a PCB which connects to the ipod connector (which ...
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apple ipad / ipod lightning connector dock

I am developing a product that needs to plug a dock in to the lightning connector of current ipads and ipods. The dock needs to simultaneously pass a charge to the device and monitor the activity ...
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Can I charge my iPod touch with 650mA? [duplicate]

I have a converter for my cellphone that converts to 5V, 650mA. I guess the voltage (5V) is the same used in USB, but the amperage is 150mA higher. Is it unsafe to charge my iPod at the higher ...
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Audio Signal Switching Transistor For Shutter Release

I am a complete novice when it comes to electronics but I am trying to open a transistor when there is audio coming out of my iPod, completing the circuit for my dslr and releasing the shutter. I ...
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Redpark cable for arduino, any alternative

I'm trying to interface my Arduino and iPod. If I use my Apple USB female connector and I buy a usb2serial cable ($5), can that combination work in place of this Redpark cable ($59!!)? Redpark cable
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Connect IPOD audio output to old rotary telephone

I hope you could help me. I want to connect the audio output of an IPOD to an old rotary telephone. The telephone is not connected to the telephone line, it's just a fancy design thing I would like to ...
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How can I actuate a relay coil from a headphone jack's internal SPDT?

I want to plug my iPod which in turn supplies power to an external audio amp while sending iPod audio signal to same amp. Is it possible to wire an 1/8" (3.5mm, mini) stereo jack in such a way that ...
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How does Nike+ work?

The Nike+iPod Sports Kit is a device which measures and records the distance and pace of a walk or run. The Nike+iPod consists of a small accelerometer1 attached to or embedded in a shoe, which ...
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Using a DE-SW050 5volt regulator and a USB breakout board to charge an iPod in a car

I need a clean install of an iPod charger in my car. That means not a wire running from a 12 volt socket. I've looked at the Belkin flush chargers and they are beautiful, but require a socket. I'm ...
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iPod connector car control

I recently bought a car with an iPod dock. When I plug in the iPod disables and I am forced to control it with the car's audio controls. I want to get around this. Can I simply yank pin 21 from an ...
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ipod dock upgrade for inmotion speakers unit

I have an inmotion speaker set with embedded ipod dock circa 2006. I love it and it sounds great. But the dock does not work with the newer model ipods / iphone etc. I'd like to try my hand at hacking ...
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Weird Toyota Prius and USB behavior

My brother in law bought a Prius recently. He's experiencing something strange with his iPod. If he has his iPod plugged in via the USB cable to the Prius, everytime he starts up his car, it resets ...
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ipod headphone jack only driving one side - is there an easy way to fix this?

The headphones work fine in other devices. If I push or pull the connector a little bit I can get sound from both. It is apparently an issue in the mechanical connection of the jack. Has anyone had ...
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iPod Car Charger w/ Audio Out

I have been working on a circuit design that would allow me to charge my iPhone/iPod classic 120 GB from my car. I am going to use power from the back of the cigar lighter sockets and put it into this ...
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iPhone hardware serial port access

Does anyone know how to access the iPhone's serial port, from a program on the iPod to allow that application to send signals. The idea is that the iPod could be used as the brain for some kind of ...