Hope everyone has had an enjoyable Christmas. I've been away from
Brighton, but once I'm back one of my new year's resolutions is to get
more involved with the Hackspace and get hacking more often!
A project I had in mind was to connect one (or more) of the Apple iPod
click-wheels to a micro-controller such as an arduino or a teensy. In
my opinion the click-wheel is a good design and was what made the
early iPods so successful. But in the true hacker spirit, it could be
great for controlling any number of things. Personally, I hope to get
it working sending midi, as its size and feel lend itself well to this
Being Apple, it appears not to use any standard protocol, but after a
bit of searching about the net, i found this blog post detailing a
successful attempt at reverse engineering Apples non-standard
I am willing to give anything a go, but logic analysis is something I
have little-to-no experience with. So if anyone could give some advice
that would be awesome.
I think i have a few old broken iPods somewhere, which could be a good
place to start. Otherwise they are dirt cheap on ebay.
Look forward to seeing you guys soon.
Have a happy new year!