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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.


 
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Step 1: Get materials

Need:

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.
hamsammy1 year ago
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.
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acodd1 year ago
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!
robertoo542 years ago
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
criggie2 years ago
"insert ram to hard drive" <-- made me laugh... thank you
jaxxster12 years ago
looks nice! ill be sure to try this one!
tutdude982 years ago
nice but solder wires on 3.5 mm jack for speaker and put charger so you can charge phone
zerox61 (author)  tutdude982 years ago
Thanks.

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.

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).
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pmn93932 years ago
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.