Old iPods don't die (well most of them ...) they just become obsolete and end up in the bottom drawer or the car glovebox. However this is a waste of perfectly good technology and can still be quite useful in the right circumstances. Trevor Lewis also had the same thought and has documented how to use old iPods as a remote-control music player using Bluetooth and an Android device.
By hacking an iPod audio/video cable it is connected to an Arduino board with a Bluetooth module - which then communicates with the Android device running a free application (or perhaps one that you have written yourself. And thus you have an Android-controlled iPod "dock" - with the iPod connected to your stereo or hifi system a new lease of life is given to the music player as a remote jukebox. A quick run-through is demonstrated in the following video:
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