Introduction: Lego Multi Device Charge Dock, Phone Tablet
build your own lego charge dock
Step 1: Lego Tablet / Phone Multi Charge Dock
i chose lego minotaurus sets as they include lots of single row bricks and flat tiles and the important base board, this dock required two minotaurus sets plus a few bricks lying around.
Step 2: Decide the Surface Area You Need to Cover for Your Devices
i chose to make for two phones and one tablet, make sure you allow for enough height in lego for the charger cable in itself, if your device is thinner than a single row lego width gap, you can overcome this by building a higher wall around your device, this will reduce wobble, i was lucky enough that lego fitted snug device width wise, you can see later one of the phones used hada dot view case on, i allowed for this but you can choose, thats the beauty of using lego.
Step 3: Building the Lego Area for the Cable Runs
once you have decided the device surface area, you need to build the cable run area for the charge cables
see how i have completed the template for my tablet even allowing gaps for the sound ports if required, used lego flat tiles when in contact with the device
Step 5: Building the Supports That Are in Contact With the Chosen Device
next work out the where the charge cable would align with the device and tile other areas
Step 6: Alignment of the Device
see how the device is best aligned with lego
Step 7: Showing Multi Device Cable Area Prepared
here is the cable area now prepared ready based on the devices you are going to use
Step 8: Showing the Cable Area With the Start of the Dock Area
next start to build the foundation for the chosen devices
Step 9: Unused Gaps Filled Wwith Brick Towers
building bricks to fill the gaps, based on my design
Step 10: Bricks Filling Unused Gaps
bricks filling unused gaps.
Step 11: Showing Speaker Channels for Purpose of Sound for Tablet
have allowed for sound ports on my tablet, but you can decide
Step 12: Showing Complete Build Up of Lego
showing build up of lego dock but not assembled yet.
Step 13: Showing Build Up of Cable Area Complete
showing cable area with tiles complete, cables to be mounted
Step 14: Cable Area Showing Cables Mounted
next melt or drill the exact position for the cables, i found i had the mount between the brick snubs, i found it easier to cut of the underneath piller within the brick also for ease of charge plug mounting, i chose to use solering iron to melt the holes, then used the left over lego cuttings to melt the charge plug in place, i chose high quality charge cable from an auction site.
Step 15: Showing the Charge Dock Complete
now complete, i cut the base board around the perimeter of the lego bricks, shown with a charge cable for each device, i have an 8 port mains usb charger unit.