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Ever wondered what to do with those millions of VHS boxes you have lying around the house? Have you ever considered buying an iPhone dock, but decided against it because of the cost? Do you need something to do? If you answered any of those questions with the affirmative, then this project is for you! On Etsy the other day, I saw someone who had made a "Book Dock" for their iPhone, and thought I would try to make one. As I was looking on the shelf for a good book to make a dock out of, I noticed the millions of VHS boxes I had, and thought, "Why not make a VHS Dock?" That's how this project came to be.

P.S. This is my first instructable, so please comment and tell me how I did!
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

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Here is what you're gonna need to make this amazingly awesome iPhone Dock.

- Old VHS box
- Pocketknife (or scissors)
- iPhone charging cord

Step 2: Cutting a hole

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First, you need to cut a hole for the cord to go in. To do this, I found the center of the box, moved my knife along the center line to the edge of the box, and stuck the knife in the box. Then I slowly moved it side to side to make it big enough for the USB side to fit through.

Step 3: Put the USB through

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Now you need to put the USB SIDE of the charger through the newly cut hole. Just be careful and slowly push the USB through, and try not to make the hole too much bigger. You may need to open the box and pull the USB through once you get it started.

Tip: It may actually be easier to put the 30-pin side through the hole to begin with, and not worry about threading the USB through it. And be careful not to make the hole too big!!!
parismtb2 years ago
I think it would be cool to have one of these inside: http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/usb-gadgets/edec/
It would also solve the weight problem :D
Adambowker98 (author)  parismtb2 years ago
Now THAT would be cool. You could just plug the iDevice into one of the ports, and cut some holes for the other ports and the switch. Then you would just have a power cord running out of it.
Yea. I may actually do this. Well, once I find an extra 10 bucks laying around. :)
Adambowker98 (author)  parismtb2 years ago
Let me know how it turns out!
Ill post a pic. It may be a while though.
Adambowker98 (author)  parismtb2 years ago
Did you ever make one?
kmac12 years ago
Really neat idea. Thanks. I think I might add some weight inside the dock. I'd be worried it would tumble off. Cool instructable!
Adambowker98 (author)  kmac12 years ago
Thanks! Some weight inside the dock might not be a bad idea.