Wow, this thing is unwieldy. It's a much-needed product, but the connector should be connected to the breakout board with a ribbon cable.This rigid design is going to put a ton of stress on the junction with the dock connector, demanding that you put a large, sturdy enclosure around the whole thing.
We have a smaller version of the PodBreakout that fits inside the connector housing. It is called the PodBreakout Mini, SparkFun does not carry these, however you can find them here -ipod-iphone-ipad-podbreakout-mini.aspx
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A short while later, we ended up discovering a second source for our PCB, which cost about the same as the original source but came with the dock connector pre-soldered, which was very useful as it was probably going to be a better soldering job than we could hope to accomplish by ourselves. Additionally, unlike the other source, it would ship within the United States. Using First Class Mail, we received our component in about 2 days (shipped on Thursday from CO, received on Saturday).
Everyone warns you about it, but somehow we got bit by it anyway. We're referring to, of course, having extra components for important things that you need. In our case, the critical piece was the PCB breakout board for the dock connector. It turns out that a pin inside the connector was no longer well connected with the pin connected to the board. This meant that our wire connection was good all the way from breadboard, to PCB, to the pin leading inside the dock connector, but the pin inside the dock connector was flaky. We had anticipated this and ordered another connector as a spare, but this took additional time and put time pressure on our schedule that we would've liked to do without.
Another option is a cigarette lighter adaptor from Belkin which gives you a feeder of the line out from the dock connector, which you can then plug into your head unit if it has an auxillary connector (or tape adaptor). This solution is cheap, charges your ipod, very portable, and it uses line out rather than the headphone jack. 2b1af7f3a8