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Android Tablet Desktop Dock (Nexus 7)

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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.

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

Materials: 
Old CD drive 
Micro usb cord
Cpu core
Old 30 pin connector
Small screws
Heavy gauge steel wire
Adhesive fabric
 
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Step 2: Prepping The Board

The next step is prepping the board for the tablet to sit on. Use a pair of Pliers to pull and cut off all resistors and ports from the circuit board. Use the dremel to smooth down the loose with so it doesn't scratch your tablet then you can put your adhesive fabric on the board to act as padding

After all that is done it's time to cut out the port for the micro usb cable. Next use the dremel again to bore out the place where your micro usb port on the nexus 7 will line up while its in the dock. (use the picture as a reference). The cord should fit in snuggly in the the space you just created.

Step 3: Glue Down The Supports

Now its time to use those cores you have to some use (many other parts can be used for this but I feel that the chips look the best). Use the epoxy to secure the cpu cores to the bottom of the motherboard at a 90 degree angle this will be supporting the tablet as it sits in your dock.
lorquis1 year ago
Interesting 'ible... however if they're CPU cores, then I hate to think what I've been plugging in my RAM slots for years! And also where those slots have been? It can't have been a motherboard...

(hint, it's just a circuit board...)
Reesol (author)  lorquis1 year ago
Your probably right about the ram my brain was thinking wrong when I wrote this (how embarassing. And with the mother board that's just what I've always called it for years now but I guess habits do carry
but thanks for commenting :)