After measuring up a co-workers phone, I made a dock that would work with a covered phone. However, that cover was replaced with an 'official' antennae-gate fix one, which was a little thicker. This instructable will make a dock compatible with those style covers, however should be fine with ones that are thinner.
The angle I choose was based on optimum viewing angle, touch-ability and for video calling when sitting at a typical desk.
I've attached both a dxf and pdf to scale. If you don't have CNC capability, these parts can be traced from the PDF and cut onto your material.
The material list:
- 1 sheet 0.093" thick acrylic (available at home depot, etc., ~$3.50 for 12"X12") 8"x11" will be enough
- Saw, jigsaw, scroll saw, laser cutter. (if not using laser you might have to put in extra effort to get sharp inside corners, which is needed to fit the mating tab)
- Optional: sugru for non-slip feet.
The design is snap fit -- it may take some pushing to get the parts together the first time. The slots on the side pieces have a relief radius in them to prevent cracking, since an interference fit is used to hold parts together.
You can use other material. If you change the thickness then the windows and tabs have to be changed to suit.