The graduate thesis process is an excellent time to explore projects and hobbies in order to distract you from pursuing your actual thesis work. One of the activities I enjoyed during breaks from thesis writing was working in the wood shop. When it came to deciding on a project, I decided to tackle a frustration of mine - I am constantly listening to music while I work, however the speakers on the iPhone are not that loud, and many of the public spaces where I was installing work didn't have outlets. So I decided to explore how to create iPod docks that not only didn't require electricity, but that I could also build out of cheap scrap material. The result was my series of wooden iPod Docks.