We certain like to see properly designed merchandise get a brand new lease on life. Simply as the brand new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 was being introduced, [production] was stuffing an original RPi Zero into an old iPod’s case.
[production] cites a number of earlier, comparable tasks that confirmed how one can interface with the click-wheel, a wonderfully becoming color display from Waveshare, and open-source software program known as Rockbox to run on the pi. All of us stand on the shoulders of giants.
Some good improvements to search for are the Pi Zero’s micro-SD card and a micro-USB charging port aligned to the massive slot left from the iPod’s authentic 40 pin connector. Having entry for charging and reflashing the cardboard with out opening the case appears fairly useful. There’s a pleasant sized battery too, although we marvel if a smaller battery and a Qi charger may slot in the identical area. Examine the project’s Hackaday.io for the elements listing, and GitHub for the software program facet of issues, and all of the reference hyperlinks you’ll have to construct your personal. It seems like [production] has plans to show outdated iPods into Gameboy clones, it's possible you'll wish to test again for progress on that.
In the event you simply wish to rock prefer it’s 2004, there are alternatives to simply upgrade the battery and capacity however preserve your classic iPod too.