Hm this mod looks very interesting, I never tried modding anything physically before but this definitely seems doable, though I hope people don't mind me asking some questions that may have been asked before, that may be stupid, and that have answers in other places just to make sure I know exactly what this mod involves.
First off, I looked at the battery charts and the 2G battery life for the mini seems pretty decent with a good battery, and it seems easy to replace the battery on the mini, a simple plugging in job, but the pictures I saw did not have a cable attached to the new battery and I have heard soldering is invovled in iPod battery replacements so just to verify, is soldering required in iPod mini battery replacements? also what battery did you use to mod the mini, was it rockboxed or standard firmware, and what was the battery life? the pics here show 2 hrs 24 mins with 87% battery on rockbox, is that a 1G mini with the original battery or does rockbox just make the battery life that bad?
One last little thing, CF card use the same connection as microdrives correct? that is how we can unplug the microdrive and cable and just put the CF card into the pins on the mainboard for the mini itself, correct?
also I am sure this is a dumb question and thinking outside the box to further mods but can the iPod's screen be replaced without soldering?would a newer LCD screen be more energy efficient and possibly lengthen battery life? would a color screen work on the mini just with monochrome colors or do they even make monochrome lcd screen anymore? just some thoughts to better the modded mini ideas.