a. more focused on hiding the chargers than making life easier
c. craptacularly hideous
d. all of the above.
Essentially, for anyone who wants to make a cool*, cheap, and easy docking station for their electronic doo-dads, rock on.
*if you are expecting your P.D.C. to charge, play, and manipulate your device, you may be a little crestfallen by my instructable, but hey, it's my first one!
Step 1: Materials:
1 Glue Gun (w/ glue sticks..)
1 (Preferrably SHARP) Box Cutter
1 Pair of Scissors
A handful of Zip Ties (smaller the better)
The specialty items:
1 FOAM "ergonomic keyboard wristrest" (Gel is possible, but a little too soft)
1 sheet of craft foam (mine came attatched to the wristrest)
1 charger that fits your device of choice
Step 2: Adapting the Cradle
First, determine which way your device will mount. My iPod is via the port sous la derriere (on the bottom?). This will dictate the necessary size of your principal form.
My iPod is a nano, so it doesn't weigh much, and didn't need a big base. My g/f's 30G is far too large for this dock, and would require a re-design. Consider your needs before beginning to cut ANYTHING out of the foam, it's sort of a one shot deal.
****I apologize for some of the cheese graphics, but I've already completed the final product, but I still want it to be my first instructable. My next one will hopefully be written alongside the project****