I was looking to see if there is a hand crank out for the XO (OLPC's laptop) when I came across a link that takes you to a page where there is instructions on creating a hand crank to power your iPod.
Geek Technique has a very interesting way to go about it. That post was from 2005. Since then, there have been other more modern ways to go about it.
I also recommend going over to Brookstone at your local mall and check out their own solutions. You'll see one of the flashlights used in GT's demo as well.
I also like this Bodyguard Survivor . It's McGyver-approved. It has 13 functions with a hand-crank to charge up the internal battery. And more importantly, it'll charge your phone or iPod.
However, you will still need to create a link between the proprietary iPod connection and theses devices. Of course, you can save yourself the trouble with the self-powered weather radio . It already has a connection for iPods.
I initially discussed these products in an earlier post on surviving natural disasters for mobile warriors. And as a big proponent on self-sufficiency and power, we'll keep bring this up