I wanted a dock for my phone (samsung i9000) for the office and wanted it to fit with the theme of the company. I decided to use a hard drive as the base and a stick of ram for the docking ports. The phone is charged via a custom USB to molex and the audio output is on a 3 pin header (located on the master/slave selector pins)

I initially wanted it to have usb data so I can copy data between phone and computer but the phone didn't really like the way I have set up the ribbon cables and molex interface so it does not allow me to transfer data. Charge only. This is not a big deal for me but if you want data on the dock, the molex connectors must not be used. I used the molex because it looks way cooler than a usb cable directly on the stick of ram.

Step 1: Get Materials


Hard drive. (I used a old broken one that was made in 2001)
RAM, I used a old ram (SD ram made in 2001)
Micro usb male
3.5mm headphone 3 or 4 pins male
Epoxy (black preferred).
angle grinder 
Torx screwdriver T6
Heat gun
Drill and drill bits
Dremel equivalent
Eye goggles and mask

I did not have black epoxy but wanted a black appearance. I used some toner from a broken laser printer and mixed it in with my blue/red epoxy to make it black. careful with the toner particles though it will go straight through a standard face mask because it is so fine.
<p>hey, do you know where i can get one of these but i just need to solder some components in ( i need it of my product desiign gcse)</p>
Great instructable. Good enough that I made my own for my iPhone, with all parts from macs! Yours does a good job keeping things low profile, but the iPhone doesn't do landscape plugged in very well. Since I can't take a picture AND have the phone in place I had to sub in an old iPod touch.
I'm really tempted to make this dock for my new S2. It would be a major help to know what the App is for the timer!
u sir are a genius! haha looks awesome! i'm totally going to do this! How hard would it be to do SATA you think
&quot;insert ram to hard drive&quot; &lt;-- made me laugh... thank you
looks nice! ill be sure to try this one! <br>
nice but solder wires on 3.5 mm jack for speaker and put charger so you can charge phone
Thanks. <br><br>yeah, the 3.5mm is soldered, it is routed to the slave/master pins and I made a female header to 3.5mm female plug. I did it this way to make the hard drive i/o look unmodified. <br><br>If you meant actually adding speakers to the dock, then, no because I won't be using it (because it is made for the office I work at and they probably won't like me playing music through loudspeaker there).
I think thats what he had planned, also look on xda about how to trigger you phone into going into dock mode. Its an extremely simple circuit.

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