So many of your have been waiting for Google to release a dock for your shiny new Nexus 7 tablet. Making one yourself can be easier than your think. With only a old cd drive and some basic tools, you can make a techy looking dock that doesn't just look great but works great too. Don't forget to comment if you have questions.

Small screw driver
Philips screw driver
Glue (such as epoxy, rubber cement or any other plastic capable glue.)

Old CD drive 
Micro usb cord
Cpu core
Old 30 pin connector
Small screws
Heavy gauge steel wire
Adhesive fabric

Step 1: Disassembly

So first thing is to take apart your old CD drive. Carefully unscrew all the screws and gently pry apart the metal exterior, and remove the mother board.After that detach the connectors and pins holding it to the other components. Then gather your Micro usb cord cpu core and the 30 pin connector.
<p>UHHHhhh wut??? Did you just call an old EDO-RAM module as a &quot;CPU CORE&quot;????</p><p>AND DID YOU just call an old ATA-IDE cable a &quot;30 PIN CONNECTOR&quot;??????</p><p>AND DID YOU call the controller board of the old CD/DVD drive a &quot;MOTHERBOARD&quot;????</p><p>WOW DAT UNTECHINESS!!! Please change that or else everyone will notice you have NO understanding of what you talk about.</p><p>First, what you defined as a CPU CORE are very very old EDO RAM modules, which have a relative high resell value, given they are not produced anymore (20 yrs or longer) and there are still production machines running with ANCIENT control PC's.</p><p>Second, DAT is not a 30 pin connector, this is an ATA 40 Pin cable, also available in 80 wires configuration.</p><p>AND last but not least, please don't call a CD/DVD drive controller board a MOTHERBOARD... its not a MAINBOARD either... its a controller board or if you want a DAUGHTERBOARD. (The mother is where all parts are connected to hence mother, and this is a daughter which has only one connection -&gt; to the mother, sort of like a family tree.)</p><p>And now some constructive advice, please put a silk cloth or some other fabric where the tablet's back resides, or else you will have nasty scratch marks from the solder joints -_- on your tablets back.</p>

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