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Do you have a super sweet new Nexus 7, but don't want to leave it laying around?  This laser-cut dock will help protect your tablet and keep your workstation looking cool.  The dock is designed to use the standard charging cable that was shipped with your tablet- so you're already half way there!

I've attached vector files for three different variations on the design and assembly instructions for my favorite of the three.  The principle of assembly is the same with each design.  

Difficulty: Very Easy (if you have access to a laser cutter) - I made this at the Techshop SF

Step 1: What you will need.

Picture of What you will need.
Materials:
One sheet of 1/4" acrylic about 15" x 15" (actual thickness 0.23") - $10
(obviously you can rearrange the placement of pieces to fit other sizes of acrylic)
Round head machine screws 6-32 x 2": buy 4 - $0.50 ea
Round head machine screws 6-32 x 1": buy 4 - $0.33 ea
Nuts 6-32 (0.1" thick): buy 8 - $0.15 ea

Tools:
Laser-cutter with at least a 15" bed
Screw driver
Small pliers

 
JacobWood2 years ago
Nice project!
What is your clock widget and wallpaper called?