My DIY Lego Dock

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  1. anthfett06

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    Didn't want to spend $30 on the motorola one once I found out I could easily make it myself. So here are some pictures. It works great and looks great too, at least I think so. Let me know what you all think of it.

    I used a small magnet I had from a magnetic dart set I had. Used the good ol' dremel to make a hole in the lego piece to hold this magnet. Used super glue to hold the usb micro in place. Then I added the "droid eye" on top. I know it's orange, but I didn't have a red piece.
     

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  2. Fadelight

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    I think my eyes are broken... I can't see any pictures.
     
  3. anthfett06

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    Yea sorry it won't let me attach pictures for some reason. Currently uploading and will link in a minute.

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  4. mywhip

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    im interested to see this..pleae get some pictures up ^.^
     
  5. chefboyardee

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    you have inspired me to create my own. thank you for sharing, especially with the pics. i love it!
     
  6. soulesschild

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    Nice work. Too bad I don't have all black colored legos around :(
     
  7. square

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    nifty. good work.
     
  8. anthfett06

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    Haha thanks guys. But yea I really had to dig and dig through my couple buckets of legos to find all the black pieces. Barely had enough.
     
  9. mywhip

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    woah, really nice. I thought you meant you made a dock just to charge a battery. Still nicely done!
     
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  11. MSU

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    I don't see why you need to waste your time with the magnet with dockrunner around, but I really do like what you did!! I just wished I still had all my legos. Guess I better go to the thrift stores.
     
  12. oceanlight

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    pretty badass. nice job.
     
  13. anthfett06

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    Well the point of the dock is to just pop it in to charge and go into dock mode for my night clock and alarm and then to grab it when I go. Yes I know dockrunner only takes one tap if you have a shortcut. But that requires another space used up on my home screen plus you have to disable it when I would pull it from the dock.

    It really wasn't hard to put the magnet in, so it's not really "wasting my time."
     
  14. BottledHate

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    nice work!!! i've been thinking about what medium to use in home made dock for awhile. legos look good!

    colored blocks? custom paint!

    i agree... dock runner is a nice little app but requires you to turn it off... magnets are cheap and superglue is toooooooo :)
     
  15. mywhip

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    I just made my own out of legos for my moment.

    Thanks for the inspiration ;)
     
  16. BottledHate

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    pictures? :D
     
  17. brandonhd

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    good job, bad ass
     
  18. lemodular

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    Real nice, we should have a competition or at least a gallery to show all the DIY docks.
     
  19. joneee

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    man thats incredible!!! You should buy a whole bunch black legos and start selling em!!
     
  20. ajm144k

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    hey this is completely off topic but i am wondering if all the pictures you posted, except for the very last one with the phone in the dock, were taken with your Droid. I hope not but I have a feeling they were, and it makes me sad... look at the difference...

    tell me no


    anyways, original idea. i like it.
     
  21. BottledHate

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    Another plus to making your own dock is that you can make it to fit with a protective case on it!

    I have the soft rubberized skin for the moto droid. I have to take the back of it off to put it in the car dock.... I've gotten pretty good at it, but it is annoying. That thing is on there tight!

    Anyways, when i do build a media dock for my desk, it will accommodate my skin! Unlike the overpriced one currently offered. :D
     
  22. taz55

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    coolest thing ever lol inspirational.
     
  23. aaronmach1

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    very cool! what is the orange round part and the mention of a magnet for?
     
  24. Silverwing

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    Hey, where can I buy a bunch of lego pieces? I don't really know where my legos are...they are in a box somewhere and there is no way in hell I would find them. I don't want to buy a big set of legos that build some sort of castle and ship, I imagine it would be a lot cheaper just getting a ton of blocks, etc. So what is the place for that?
     
  25. vincentp

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    Do want!

    I would pay more than the real dock costs for one of these.
     

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