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Rather than complain endlessly about the battery life of his iPod, Drew Perry decided to take matters into his own hands and build an external battery pack for it out of an empty playing card case, two nine volt batteries, and a couple of AA’s. He says he’s able to get about ten hours of playback out of this jury-rigged contraption. He provides instructions so that anyone who wants to get all MacGyver-style can duplicate his efforts.

"On occasions I found that the iPod battery wasn't quite large enough to cope with very long journeys. I wanted a way to improve this... So I grabbed a few batteries, clips, soldering stuff, bits of wire and a deck of cards.. This page is about what I managed to come up with... First a little background stuff... The iPod is rated as 8-30 volts (or mine is anyway) and the Power Adaptor gives out 12 volts. I wanted to simulate the Power Adaptor as close as possible, so I figured I'd also give out 12 volts."

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