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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vwdriver67, May 12, 2010.

  1. vwdriver67

    vwdriver67 Member
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    The homemade incredible dock thread

    So since verizon isn't selling a dock for the HTC incredible just yet Ive been seening a few people make their own dock's and instead of having a whole bunch of threads about different homemade dock's why dont we just make one thread and everyone can share their own dock or cradle solutions.....



    my first dock started off as a cigar box, block of wood and a business card holder. after some drilling cutting and a paint job this is what I ended up with...

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    oh and if any of you are looking for a lil something quick to make yourself...

    it was just a normal paper clip and after a few bends i got this
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    so ya you get the idea lets see what you have....
     

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  2. macdaddybuff

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    Man that is sweet. Dam good paint job on the cigar box..
     
  3. Boomstk

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    Very creative! Thumbs up brother!
     
  4. Uyt

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    That is a Nice paint job!
     
  5. kyleetrotter

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    wow what kind of screen protector is that? it looks sticky as hell and really think and ripply...
     
  6. TheSultan

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    nice job on the cigar box man..always a big fan of skulls!
     
  7. CarlWinslo

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    after dremmeling, gluing, and sanding
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    all painted up and ready to go
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  8. CarlWinslo

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    sorry for the huge pics
     
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  10. AlexNC

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    My home made car dock ...
    made of wood, spray paint
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    My home made bed-side dock:
    made of a coat hanger, wood rod, stripped wire casing (footing), spray paint
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  11. omgitswes

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    nice, I'll see what I can do whenever I get some downtime at work.
    Question though, how are yall getting the clock when the phone is sleep?
     
  12. wiretap

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    Desktop clock application that comes with the phone.
     
  13. AlexNC

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    Just click on the clock on the home screen, then click the moon icon.
     
  14. dan h

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    Awesome creativity guys!

    I'm not as creative and don't have eyes for details so mine is really low budget aimed at functionality over looks. I had a couple of protective styrofoam pieces that came with our DISH DVR just sitting in my office. I cut the end of the bigger piece, cut some grooves for the phone to sit in, and cut another groove for the usb cord. It was free, it's sturdy, protects the usb connector, and I was able to make 2 of them (one for the office and one for the nightstand).

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  15. vwdriver67

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    ahh i like that styrofoam idea i dont know if my next dock will be legos or styrofoam now
     
  16. totaldis

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    I plan on working on my rendition this weekend. Have a few clever ideas, it's the execution I'm worried about.
     
  17. Tr1age

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    LOVE the paper clip dock, I am soo making one.
     
  18. Argent

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    Modified Moto Q dock for work
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    and custom lego dock for the nightstand
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  21. patchnauty

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    So this is my first post so I figured I would show some of my creativity.

    Starts out with a cardboard template transferred to a piece of Lexan

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    Then cut holes out

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    Then comes the Propane and patience

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    Then Final Product

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    Now the good thing about the Eris is that it cost me nothing:
    Freebie from someone who threw it in the trash:
    So since its clear i can still see the Charging LED because the whole thing glows orange
     
  22. j-money

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    Me and the wife made stands for our phones from Bamboo. She also made a USB pen case too. What do you think...


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    That's taken with my Incredible.


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  23. eking

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    Late at night it's hard for me to find the cord on the floor near the bed, so I came up with this. I set the phone on it and slide it to the left. The charge connector is glued into the "U" bracket with epoxy. Works great, needs paint.
     

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  24. Steven58

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    For the record, I REALLY appreciate the originality and creativity of the people in the thread. It's golden. You guys are great. That's why I wanted to add a note of appreciation before I moved it to "tips and tricks" where it belongs. I'm going to leave a permanent forwarding page here, so folks can always find it.

    Steven
     
  25. Nicaragüense

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    I can just imagine it now!!

    "OH SURE, you'll spend time building things for your phone but you won't fix {insert household repair you've been getting nagged about for some time}"
     

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