The new iPod Nano is pretty amazing. A complete multi-touch sound system (yes just about big enough for two fingers, barely) that is about the size of a book of matches.

In fact the real challenge is figuring out a way not to lose the new iPod, and in that challenge there is an opportunity for a new kind of accessory. How do you make an accessory for the new Nano that compliments its capabilities? How do you create something that isn't trendy but is effortlessly cool and timeless?

We decided this was a perfect challenge for an evening of MAYAmaking!

For detailed instructions and schematics, go to

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