LoL - Hero stand!


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  1. gnarlyDUCK

    gnarlyDUCK Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've been looking for a stand/dock for the Hero, but none are appealing and i dont want to spent much....
    ... so i did the next best thing, made my own.



    UPDATE: USB Dock - instructions for those who want to re-create.

    1. Supplies used - All of these should be easy to get (especially at an office): 2 styrofoam cups, cutting object, tape.. and a few minutes.
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    2. Measure about the size (in height) of the USB connector and mark the bottom of the cup.
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    3. Mark around the cup - make your slice, and keep the bottom. This will be our base.

    ** Note: The bigger your base the sturdier.. dont forget, this is styrofoam lol. Or you can put some sort of weight near the front.
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    4. Base
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    5. Estimate size of full USB dongle, and cute hole NEAR CENTER. I recommend a hole big enough so that it is easy to pass through or slightly snug.

    **Note: Do cut the USB near the center. The reason for this is because since the USB connects directly on the bottom of the phone, while in the dock it will stand vertical.. not giving a good viewing angle.
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    6. Test the hole
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    7. Cut 2nd cup AT LEAST in half, and then continue cutting to your desired angle of viewing.
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    8. My preference
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    9. Place and tape both bottoms together
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    10. Flip, mark, and cut 2nd USB hole
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    11. Make sure USB is passed through the hole with about 1/2" slack, then tape as shown. I would also recomment making a small notch for the cable.
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    12. Enjoy.
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    This would be great for Hero users that watch media for long periods or time.

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  2. LTZguy

    LTZguy Well-Known Member

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    Lmfao!
     
  3. dvdqnoc

    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member

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    LOL that's legit
     
  4. Saltwater Hero

    Saltwater Hero Well-Known Member

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    How much did that set you back? $$
     
  5. g0tr00t

    g0tr00t Well-Known Member

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    5 stars!!! I love it.
     
  6. Syphon

    Syphon Well-Known Member

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    LOL too awesome. I will have to take a photo of my setup at work. I have my dell monitor and I added some tape to create a small groove and it now sits right under the monitor. Makes it perfect to turn on Sprint TV and watch shows while I work and to anyone walking by, they think I am looking at my computer monitor!
     
  7. Aldo Junior Ao2

    Aldo Junior Ao2 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to be a downer but what was the point of making that. I mean if it can't use this as a car dock what really is the point. I mean can you mass produce them. What is the material used to make them. Does it come in multi color selections or are we stuck with one color. 1 star out of 5.
     
  8. AmericanHero

    AmericanHero Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean? It's made out of a CUP! You have heard of cup holders in cars haven't you? The car version can't be much different. :cool: Your the man. This is just great. I love it. Hitech mixed with redneck inginuity. Made out of non-biodegradable styrene no less. :) Very cool.

    Jack
     
  9. pdragon

    pdragon Well-Known Member

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    Best Hero invention ever
     
  10. marcelo0292

    marcelo0292 Well-Known Member

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    That has to be the most creative thing ever! nice work!
     
  11. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

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    bro you want to make one and autograph it? ill buy one from you... that is SLICK!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Marq

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    Wonderful.

    A good complement would be to download Screebyl Lite (Market), which allows you to keep your phone active while running passive programs by sensing and invoking sleep according to the phone's angle, rather than a fixed time interval. Once set up (very simple), as long as your phone stays within the angle parameters which you establish, the phone stays awake. Once the phone exceeds the parameters (say by laying it down flat on a desk), the phone goes to sleep (after a fixed time interval which you establish using the normal settings). I already can see battery life improvement after just a couple of days.

    Thanks for raising the subject.
     
  13. pking

    pking Well-Known Member

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    This is far superior to the failed folded paper stand I tried to make. Well done. :p
     
  14. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Well-Known Member

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    ROTFL, omg its awesome! Just want you to know though, I contacted the Patent office and beat you to the punch! (just kidding)

    Plastic model with a clip for a/c vent for auto mounting and you got a winner there... Love it!

    Keep up the good work!
     
  15. pgvelez

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    Had to log in just to give you props!!
     
  16. eyebeam

    eyebeam Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! I "repurposed" one of my wifes plate stands. She would definitely like your solution better. Wait, I hope she's not reading this...
     
  17. baddmann

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    Excellent... Now all you need is a usb plug run through the bottom and you can charge at the same time!
     
  18. CMank

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    Awesome! Love the pictures. Thanks for posting.
     
  19. gnarlyDUCK

    gnarlyDUCK Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Im working on that now.
    :D

    Thanks for the props guys/girls.
     
  20. jimdroid

    jimdroid Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry, but I'm going to have to ALERT this post to the moderators.

    This device has NOT passed FCC qualification tests, which is mandatory for all Android Forum add-on devices (see section 102.11g of the bylaws).

    jd
     
  21. pking

    pking Well-Known Member

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    We thank you for your diligence citizen.

    However, after weighing the circumstances we have decided this is too damn cool to care.

    :p
     
  22. jimdroid

    jimdroid Well-Known Member

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    what is someone named Pking doing adding to a thread started by a duck? Have you no fear?
     
  23. gnarlyDUCK

    gnarlyDUCK Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Lol, thats so ironic.
     
  24. ScottS

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    Very nice,
    The Hero's USB also puts out an audio signal. I have an adapter that came with my old Mogul that has an audio out and a usb in. If you use one of these you do not have to use the headphone jack and you will get a cleaner look.
     
  25. rst531

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    Really?? that would make for a cool project for a car mount. music hardwired well also charging at the same time.

    Do you have a link to the adapter?
     

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