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Well hello, I have seen a lot of charging stations for sale and made on this site, so here is my simplified cheapy ( dirt cheap I only bought the swit...
As i said this is my first instructable, i want to and help people to invent! O.k. as always, you don't have to follow this instructable word for w...
Get your extension lead and split it open! all of them are different, some screw open some just pop open.
Get your pliers and snip the metal plug holdings down to a better size.
Remove the metal innards and hack into 4seperate plugs
So you should have something like this, remember they will be hidden so they don't have to be neat!
Now add wires to the metal parts by twisting, jamming or soldering, I twisted them securely on as I didn't have a soldering iron to hand, but they lod...
Get your lead, crimps, wires and switches ready for connecting together (nightmare for me), as there is no way we will all have the same switch, mine ...
you will need to cut and strip the ends of your wires, i used 4 "neutral"black and 4 "Live"red all about 3 inches long, first i added all the black wi...
Now crimp the connectors to the neutral wires from the hacked plugs
now put the crimp connectors on to the neutral wires on the lead,
Now get your live lead and plug wire, twist the ends together (or solder) and crimp a connector to the end,
Now you can connect the final 4 earth wires from the plug to the lead connection, and thats your insides done! Now it's time for an Easy view version!...
This is a quick paint picture of the circuit, just so it doesn't look like an utter mess!
Now just attach the crimp connections to the switch er, Bits? dont know the correct phrase, terminal maybe? Anyway do as it says, neutral from the plu...
And this is it with the switch completing the circuit. And yes i know it's in paint!
But it sure is better than this picture of the completed station, i've skipped a few steps to show it by the by!
First get your paper and draw a rough drawing of your station, get this how you want it so you can use it as a template, when you are happy cut it o...
Get something big and cylindrical and roll up your card so it will form a cylindrical shape and stand up.
Now get a piece of card and draw a circle, make it the size you want the station to be, i just used a plate. Decide what size you want the first shelf...
First bend the middle piece at the front end about 1cm to roughly 45 degrees, on the other side i just cut slots a little way in and halfway across ea...
Now just get any scraps of card and make 'tabs' to stick the ledge to the station so just glue these to the ledge wherever you want.
Lay the shelf parts on to the wallpaper samples you got from the shop(see, free!)and trace the outline, then simply cut out and glue on! when dry slic...
Cut your switch holes now (rather than forcing it through wallpaper later!) and add some support bits of card to the back which will glue the 2 sides ...
Now get your sides, lay it on the wallpaper of your choice and trace around it with a little extra to fold over and glue, then cut around it. Now Trac...
Right, now get a sandwich and a coffee!
Now get your ledge and place it where you want it, glue it on and again clamp it to fix it in place, dont glue the top taps you need to get in there! ...
So it should be done now, just put the insides in and connect the switches up, just push them through and then connect, this is my final product, all ...
after thoughts- maybe better equipment, spend more time? it all took me about 3days, working after work, spare time etc, but probably took 6-8 hours? ...
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