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Making a stand from the box

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mmoy, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. mmoy

    mmoy Well-Known Member
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    I saw a website for the Nexus 7 made from the box that it came in but it required cutting pieces from the box and some careful measuring before cutting.

    I wanted to make a quick and dirty stand and had the box with me so I took it out to play around with it to see if I could make a stand for my office. I have the Asus dock at home and it's great for charging but it's nice to have one in the office too.

    I took the inner box and put it in the outer box at a 90 degree angle and taped the two together. The inner box has a ledge that's about 3/8s of an inch that you can rest the Nexus 7 on in landscape mode and the top of the Nexus 7 rests against the top of the outer box.

    I can use the stand for typing or gestures and it seems to be sturdy enough for watching videos or reading. It's a little high off the desk (1.5 inches) but it works.
     

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Ha. I just tried it (havent taped it, i just held it together) and youre right!
    Fits perfectly and doesnt look bad :-D
    Thanks man. Great invention :beer:
     
  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Sorry about the terrible pic lol uploadfromtaptalk1388262608166.jpg
     
  4. mmoy

    mmoy Well-Known Member
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    That's what mine looks like though I used a lot more tape.

    I also use it with the buttons on top so that I can use them if I need them and that they won't get pressed accidentally.

    All it needs is a bunch of Android Robot stickers.
     
  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    lol yeah i realised i had it upside down after the pic. Didnt put on much tape because i havent rooted yet and if i brick it i wana be able to exchange it easier :D
    I actually have a neat lil adjustable phone stand that i got from the pound shop (dollar store) and it works perfectly with the tab. Ill post a pic when i get a better camera on my phone :)
     
  6. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    Just use Wug's toolkit, I'd be amazed if you could brick it :p
     
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  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Thanks mate. Thats what im gona do when im around decent wifi :)
     
  8. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    I love seeing simple DIY jobs like this.

    A year or so ago, I saw a guy make a dock for his Gnex out of some toilet rolls and polystyrene. :)
     
  9. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    Link :p Moto X is about the same size
     
  10. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    I just wish I'd have done mine right off the bat when I got it. Took a little work to get everything back on after a year of use.
     
  11. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    I'll dig it out when I'm not mobile and in front of a PC. :)
     
  12. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah i just got mine on boxing day so im not wasting time putting many apps on or customising until i get it rooted. Think im gona keep it stock rom and use Xposed Framework. It seems to be runnin pretty nice on stock kk so far :)
     
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  14. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    I should put on Xposed. Although I'm not real sure what I'd change, but far better to experiment on the N7 than my locked down Moto X :p
     
  15. funkylogik

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    Im gona change the look of the whole UI mainly. Im not an android purist when it comes to UI lol :)
     
  16. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    I prefer a menu button honestly, too many apps don't have one and the ones that do put them in inconvenient areas. Give us a screenshot when you get it fixed up.
     
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