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General Dock made from Altoids tins....

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zerovertex, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. mhseris

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    I apparently have low-quality paperclips - they keep breaking instead of bending! :mad: Time to go raid the secretary's desk...
     

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  2. Renocat

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    I was using the paper clip stand on my bedside table. I just bought a small plate rack (used to stand decorative plates on edge) for 89 cents. Holds the eris horizontally and doesn't interfere with the charging card. sweet :D
     
  3. bjanow

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    I'm lucky enough to be able to keep that on my nightstand. If I put Caddy's thing on, my wife would probably use one of those clips on a place I really, really don't want it. I like the iPhone paper clip looking thing but I don't have a monster paper clip. That clip must have been the size of a mouse trap. Hey mouse trap.... now that's a thought. Touch my Eris and BAM!! (Hope the phone doesn't ring in the middle of the night)
     
  4. Mays24

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    That is awesome. Made my morning. My order is in.
     
  5. Matlock

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    Can't wait to see this on YouTube! rofl
     
  6. bjanow

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    lol!
     
  7. zerovertex

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    First attempt... Like I said earlier, it's horrible.

    [​IMG]

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  8. Matlock

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    Might wanna get some acid and clean up the edges do you don't scratch the phone. :p

    Lookin' good though.
     
  9. zerovertex

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    @ Matlock - I buffed it down a bit and I'm think of adding some foam padding. I'll look for some acid at the hardware store while I'm there.
     
  10. Matlock

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    If you do the padding, no reason to waist money on any acid. Any glue you use will keep the edges soft if the padding happens to slip.
     
  11. OfTheDamned

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    I know this is more of a DIY thread, but I am thinking about getting this:

    YouTube - Griffin Travel Stand


    I like the Android/Sense theme he has going on.
     
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  12. mothy

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    So you could just use a old cassette case then!
     
  13. sc00bz

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    This. Good thinking.
     
  14. OfTheDamned

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    I haven't owned a cassette in a decade.
     
  15. mothy

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    me either but I think I have a box full of ones in the basement! :D

    Ill sell them for 5 bucks a peice as Phone stands! :p
     
  16. pandalee

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    I like that Griffin stand too, OTD. Thnx for posting.

    Or courtesy of Burger King and my addiction to happy meal toys.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. sc00bz

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    Works great. Just found one and notched the back so the cassette holder would tip back further (scared the phone would tip forward to easy). I don't have a camera other than my phone so I can't take a pic of how well it works. haha
     
  18. sc00bz

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    Took a pic with just my silicone cover in it. Just got to bore a hole in it so I can put my usb through.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. xx_bishop_xx

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    Idea taken from a certain very esteemed member of the forum. Just substituted a little electrical tape for rubber bands and scotch tape. Just a little more "black", like my soul. :D


    [​IMG]
     
  20. Podivin

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    With Android Forums showing in the back ground - nice touch. :)
     
  21. sc00bz

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    I thought so too. :D
     
  22. DocTauri

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    I'm not seeing any pics, did I miss something?
     
  23. doomer

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    This idea was on digg or reddit...one of the two.
     
  24. TheSultan

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    OMG. I am SOOOO bummed. I threw out 470 cassettes just a week ago!!!!! :( I wish I was more creative and I could've seen at the time what I was doing!
     
  25. DawnGP143

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