I guess, after I posted my iPod compact flash project online, already several months ago by now, I brought some ideas to a whole lot of people. *^_^*
Anyway, well worth recognizing is this, Tarkan Akdam from the UK is (as far as I can see) the first person to succesfully hack a Compact Flash card inside an iPod Video. Not only that, his project does look very sweet and professional too. I was really (almost) blown away by it. ^_^
Credit where credit’s due, Tarkan’s done it and done it in a marvelous way too I think.
And then, since last week it seems you can buy a compact flash adapter on eBay. Well, I did buy one and here is what it looks like. To the left is my hand made (but now ridiculous looking, because of some harsh testing and *ahem* an accident with some hot glue…) prototype and to the right you can see what you can order from Hong Kong right now… (I’m not saying anything… ^_^)
In the mean time I’m still continuing my development on my own adapter and here’s where we are right now. On the left, you can see my current adapter (it’s the latest prototype), mounted without protection, but more on that later. On the right you can see the Hong Kong adapter, mounted like it should, there is no protection (and the connector isn’t a nice fit either). I guess you could get it to work, but well, even though I’m not entirely objective in this(...), I don’t see how you can nicely mount it inside an iPod, without taking something like duct tape.
And here’s my adapter mounted *with* protection. I found a way to reuse the harddrive protection and that way you’ll make sure your adapter fits (imho) nice and tight inside your iPod.
So… where does this leave me and my adapter? Well, I’m going to continue the development and testing on my 1-4G-adapter. I’m almost there. This coming week (but more on that in the following blogpost ^_^) I’m going to put it on a monster test and then it should be ready for production (finally!).
And then, the reason I was almost blown away with Tarkan’s project is because I’ve got a 5G-adapter coming up too. I already told in my video that an adapter for an iPod Video was possible too, but that it would take ‘just’ another adapter. And that’s exactly what I’ve been planning alongside this 1-4G-adapter. So I’ve got two adapters coming up! It should’ve been a surprise, but well… *^_^*
Even though a couple of months have passed since I posted my original project, nothing’s really changed actually. If you want me to update you as soon as I’ve got my adapter *available* (and you can make that two now, one for 1-4G and one for 5/5.5G), fill in this form and I will send you only one mail! (It’s because of that promise I haven’t actually spammed anybody with updates and such… ^_^)
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