3 April 2007, 04:25 by mark hoekstra

project: flash base (almost) ANY iPod!

This project has been the reason I’ve been living like a monk for the last four days… but I guess I did it… I made an adapter which enables you to upgrade 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G iPods to use Compact Flash. *^_^*

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put flash memory into (almost) ANY iPod!

You can digg the engadget-article, that one hit the frontpage!

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  1. Timothy O'Connor @ 3 April 2007, 17:06 :

    Best of luck with the production of the flash upgrade for the iPod. Let me know when you have it for sale.
    All the best,

  2. Tony @ 3 April 2007, 17:54 :

    great idea! Let me know when its ready.

  3. Nick @ 3 April 2007, 17:57 :

    Love it!! Let me know when its available!!!

  4. Christopher Harrell @ 3 April 2007, 19:50 :

    can’t wait,i have the ipod nano and need more storage…this is great!!!!

  5. Ethan @ 4 April 2007, 08:46 :

    Yo ur ipod adaptor I WOULD SO BUY IT RIGHT NOW and i no all my friends would too because ipods (expecially) mine lik choose to stop working and the HDD gets all fuked up. I ould buy it in a heart beat.

    email me some news plz on this at “firestarter.erl@att.net”

    thank you so much

  6. dominic @ 4 April 2007, 09:40 :

    I’ll take an adapter when they are read (depending on the price of course)

  7. Iktisab @ 4 April 2007, 22:26 :

    let me know

  8. teknokracy @ 5 April 2007, 03:06 :

    ...but how did the CF card end up mirrored in that picture? ;)

  9. Me @ 5 April 2007, 22:27 :

    “...but how did the CF card end up mirrored in that picture? ;)
    — teknokracy 5 April 2007, 02:06”

    um… because he is holding it over a mirror…

  10. don a @ 6 April 2007, 02:09 :

    let me know when your interface is complete.

  11. Andreas @ 6 April 2007, 20:07 :

    GREAT! Let me know, when the adapter is available!

  12. Michael Cain (13) @ 8 April 2007, 00:32 :

    hi im a big fan of ur work and would love to have all the computers you have and that bid tv screen thing i would just like to say ur idea is marketing genuis u should try and get a investor like richard farley of the dragons den (http://www.bbc.co.uk/dragonsden/) and then u could mass produce them email me when u have the adapter mass produced because my friend was going to throw away his ipod but he didnt know all he needed was a new harddrive so i took it and its all because of you i got a free ipod thnx keep posting

    mike cain

  13. Chris @ 9 April 2007, 14:46 :

    Great work! I’m looking forward to reinvigorating my 2G and 4G iPods.

  14. Tom Bennett @ 11 April 2007, 01:38 :

    Great idea, let me know when it’s ready

  15. nick camp @ 3 May 2007, 17:07 :

    Very cool idea. Let me know when it is available.

  16. Adam Bernardi @ 30 January 2008, 23:53 :

    OK, this is where I’m at so far. I reseated the molex cable and the hard drive is now showing up, but not taking the latest iPod update. Fine. I found a little freeware program called “Tinker Tool” that lets you reveal hidden folders and mounted the voila! All the hidden files showed up on the iPod. I went in and changed the permissions to read/write for everyone, then cloned it to a disk image. So far all well and good. Then I put my compact flash card in my camera (my only card reader at the moment) and tried to reformat it via Disk Utility same as the iPod, Mac OS Extended (journaled). But, even tho it erased the card, the card would default to MS-DOS formatting. I could format the partition to Mac OS, but not the device itself, as the iPod. Anyone have any ideas? Am I on the right track? THANKS!

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