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).
Torx screwdriver T6
Drill and drill bits
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.