Now I take on a lot of hobby projects, mainly to keep busy because when I'm bored I can be a little mischevious ;) The problem is I get most of the way done through what I originally planned to do, and usually just stop where the project is usuable for just me (i.e. homemade PVR, home network, PDA cradle/charger/usb hub, ...) and unfortunately for my significant other I don't complete them to a point where they are easy for her to use.
In this instructable I'll outline how I intended to document my PDA cradle/charger/usb hub but haven't and also haven't finished the project for months.
Step 1: Get Mats Together!
Unfortunately I didn't write down specifics of what I used, where I got them or even what brand they were (but I think the usb hub was a Nexxtech, bah who knows). Here are some pics I gleamed from the Wibble Web.
https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FS1/A7VU/F8OQ9BAO/FS1A7VUF8OQ9BAO.MEDIUM.jpgOne of 2 small Li-ion battery packs
https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FMT/Z6XV/F8OQ9BAN/FMTZ6XVF8OQ9BAN.MEDIUM.jpgPowered USB Hub
Step 2: Put It Together, Electrically
I did get the USB hub and bluetooth working, I hard wired the dongle to one of the usb ports that was facing the opposite way of the other 3.
https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FN5/OGLA/F8OQ9BC4/FN5OGLAF8OQ9BC4.MEDIUM.jpgHere's a random pic of some naked electronics, this is sort of what I had after some soldering and stripping everything of its plastic casing
Step 3: Spend a Couple of Months Figuring Out a Casing
I cut six pieces and have stopped on making it as I can't figure out how to make it a cradle where I can insert my PDA into.