General Dock made from Altoids tins....

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  1. zerovertex

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    I just realized that the Droid Eris fits nicely inside an empty Altoids tin, at an angle. I've got lots of these sitting around, so tonight I'm going to bust out the dremel tool and try to make a custom car and desktop dock from Altoids tins. I'll post pics of the process.
     

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  2. MOS95B

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    Ooooo.... I have a few Altoids tins and a dremel tool as well..

    Lets see the pics!!!
     
  3. Bishop

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    Heard a rumor, from a Winn Dixie night crew stocker that doing this will not only void your warranty, but it will also prevent you from getting any new OTA's. I'm just gonna keep using my toilet tissue carboard thing. It gets me a better signal, and amplifies my wifi strenth.
     
  4. Caddyman

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    Ftw

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    no dremel required.
     
  5. zerovertex

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    @ Bishop - What? You gotta post a pic of the TP dock!

    @ Caddyman - Excellent!! I'm really looking for something custom for the car but I thought I'd try to make a desktop one to match.

    I eat altoids instead of smoking.... I eat LOTS of altoids!
     
  6. Bishop

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    Serisouly Caddy, I laughed at that picture at first, but now I'm thinking about doing that myself! No joke.
     
  7. rvpartsguy

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    got to love the creative minds of Eris owners.... even if they are a lil warped



    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
  8. zerovertex

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    I am currently scavenging the office looking for binder clips and rubber bands!
     
  9. TheSultan

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    lol Caddy, that's excellent. Total cost: 75 cents?
     
  10. Caddyman

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    free from office supplies, i didnt mean to hijack the thread though, plz continue with the altoids ideas
     
  11. gm991

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    I made mine out of the rebate debit card
    I got from verizon for my phone...:)
    Make a couple bends in it and bam there
    you got a stand for your Eris...lol
     
  12. swe3t23

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    sweet haha
     
  13. OfTheDamned

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    I ripped apart and modified a Palm Treo desktop charging stand. It will sync and charge the phone. It has worked really well so far.
     
  14. zerovertex

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    @ Caddyman - I will post pics tonight. Your contributions to the thread are more than welcome.

    @ gm991 - Nice. Post a pic.
     
  15. gm991

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    Here you go...:)
     

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  16. zerovertex

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    Ok. First attempt went horribly. I found out I have a generic brand rotary tool, not a dremel. Big difference. I've got to get a better tool. I have proven my concept, so more to come later. Stay tuned.
     
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  18. Heliotropic

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    I just made one of these for the nightstand. Looks like it's going to work just perfect.
    Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  19. Matlock

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    Hurry with the Altoids! Me want altoid stand, now! lol (I hate altoids btw)

    You still havent modified your paperclip stand yet?! I figured it would have surround sound speakers and a USB hub by now. rofl
     
  20. bjanow

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    Been using the same Verizon rebate card as my nightstand for a month now. Works just great.
     
  21. Caddyman

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    You think im some kind of amateur?
     

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  22. Matlock

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    That's what i'm talkin' about! BWUAHAHAH!
    How much you selling them for? I want one now.
     
  23. Caddyman

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    if i could actually listen to music VIA loudspeakers I would switch the L and R PC speakers. the other one does have a line in jack. and yeah the dual 20" dell monitors both have 2 USB on the sides.
     
  24. Matlock

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    Amazing, what will they think of next..

    (still waiting for my Milk a Cookies to come out automatially from my Sleigh..I mean.. truck)
     
  25. gm991

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    Works great for me, not as fancy as caddymans but....;)
     

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