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Accessories Made my own dock!!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by an_icon, May 20, 2010.

  1. an_icon

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    Well I couldnt wait so I made my own( my son helped). Took 3 1/2 hours to make and cost me 10 bucks. Leave comments.


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  2. wildland

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    Nice DIY... now you need a landscape clock app.
     
  3. jubal

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    Very nice!
     
  4. TheGoatLantern

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    Excellent work! Now make me one! I'd offer to pay but since your son helped I don't want to break any child labor laws... ;)
     
  5. cdodge

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    nice work
     
  6. f5_again

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    Very Nice!!

    What materials did you use?
     
  7. Zomb!e

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    Was going to ask the same thing. Might be interested in giving this a try one day.
     
  8. Very cool. As someone mentioned above, care to list what materials you used to make it?
     
  9. yojoe600

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    i also want to know what you used
     
  10. an_icon

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    I used 1 1/2" pvc lattice from Lowes it was like $6 for 8 feet just screwed them together. drilled a 3/8" hole for plug then trimmed it to fit. I spray painted it black, you can use any color. I could make some drawing but will have to wait til the weekend. Thanks for the positive comments!
     
  11. xkingofgodzx

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    Im most impressed with the simple creativity. Good job.
     
  12. silverxbv2

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    Looks good. How about a step by step with details. Hook a brother up?
     
  13. pman219

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    I am very impressed.
    I have looked at most of the DIY docks posted and yours is by far the best...
    Might have to give this a shot.

    Nice work brother
     
  14. MikeEnIke

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    If you click the clock and it opens up the clock app, those two buttons under it give you a clock. If you turn it on it's side then it goes landscape... I'm confused.
     
  15. EKhatch

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    Nice work although I still don't understand why HTC would put a power port on the side of a phone with a UI that doesn't rotate from portrait to landscape.
     
  16. jakeh0

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    signed for a more step-by-step instruction. or at least dimensions of pieces

    i use helixlauncher which allows for a horizontal orientation.
     
  17. wildland

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    Oh yeah - so it does... I was just refering to his third photo, in which the clock widget is prominent and sideways which would bother me to no end.
     
  18. TheSultan

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  19. 1967ls2

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    It looks great. I'm still not really sure what you need a dock for though??? How is this better than just plugging the phone in and laying it on the table??
    Not to sound like a jerk or anything, just trying to see if there is something I'm missing with this. Thanks.
     
  20. AHanks12

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    Besides the fact that it looks much better when the phone is "displayed" on a dock,....many of us use the phone as our alarm clocks and its a lot easier to see the time when its sitting at an angle on the dock.
     
  21. 1967ls2

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    I use my phone as an alarm clock and have it plugged in and laying on the nightstand next to my bed. The alarm goes off at the same time every morning and all I do is roll over, swipe down and the alarm is off. I don't really need to see what time it is since it's always 7am everyday when the alarm goes off.
    I guess it might look "nice" on it's side plugged in on a little stand. I was just trying to see if there was something else I was missing with it as far as functionality or something was concerned. Thanks.
     
  22. AHanks12

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    Nope. Thats pretty much it.....unless of couse, I'm missing something too.
     
  23. 1967ls2

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    HA! Yeah I didn't think there was anything else. The dock looks really nice and the OP did a nice job on it. I wasn't trying to take anything away from the thread just trying to understand what, if any, are the benefits of having a dock. I guess there really aren't unless you really want to be able to see the phone sitting on it's side as opposed to laying flat on a table.
     
  24. an_icon

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    I will be making a stand up dock tomorrow i will make a material list and take pics of each step, i dont think I will incorporate the cord.
     
  25. Ruggar

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    You could use some epoxy putty to keep the cord in place and for a portrait mount. Just go to Bed, Bath & Beyond and pick up some mighty putty for $4.00 for three tubes they are on sale. Let it harden in an hour sand sand it then paint it. It's what I use for all of my docks and it works perfectly. You can encase the whole cable if you want to "freeze it" in position so you can just slide the DInc in to it or just use a blob to hold the cable in place leaving a half inch or so of the cable free so you can plug it in with your hand. The second method is faster. The first is more custom.
     

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