When the iPod nano was released in 2005, it was notable for its small size, yet large (for the time) storage capacity. It went through seven generations of different sizes and capabilities, until being discontinued in 2017. Perhaps you even have one lying around in a drawer somewhere.
The 6th generation’s square form factor was especially interesting, and its ability to pull up a nicely-formatted clock face on its small touch screen was a nice touch. If you’re a fan of this timekeeping feature and retro computing, then this Apple computing mash-up clock may be for you.
The device is made in the form of a 3D-printed miniature Macintosh computer replica, which houses your iPod – which acts as the screen activated to display its analog clock. So it’s taking a retro computing element (the 3D-printed Macintosh replica) and combining it with something that’s not exactly ‘retro’, but still fairly vintage, to make something entirely new.
The listing comes with an 8 GB nano, as well as a charger and the housing, so if you like the retro geek-chic form factor, it’s all there. On the other hand, if you do have a 3D printer and unused iPod–or a Zune?–perhaps this could provide inspiration for your next not-quite-retro recycling project!