Introduction: PlyDock: a DIY Dock for Your IPhone 3G / 3GS

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Why buy an expensive dock for your iPhone when you can make your own ultra-cheap, assemble-it-yourself, and easy-to-ship iPhone stand that does the same job as the $29 dock made by Apple. I call it the PlyDock. I had a blast making it and I hope you like it too.

Step 1: Lasercut 1/8” (0.3cm) Plywood or Acrylic Using Template

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Cut 1/8” (0.3cm) plywood or acrylic on the Laser cutter using the following template: PlyDock.ai or PlyDock.dxf

Pro tip: put large masking tape on both sides of the material to avoid burns.

Step 2: Assemble the Pieces

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Remove adhesive backing on both sides of the pieces. Slide the vertical pieces into the larger panel according to the letters. Then slide the last panel in.

Step 3: Attach IPhone Connector Cable

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Push the iPhone connector into the middle slots. This may require a little bit of force, but it’s best that it’s nice and tight.

Put the cable away using the cut out slots.

Bonus!: weigh the dock down by stuffing the underside with used AAA batteries or modeling clay!

Comments

ethan_hair7 (author)2015-08-13

No offense but who has an iPhone 3 anymore?

f1dd13r (author)ethan_hair72015-08-14

I do :)..Im going to make this with my 3d pen and see how it turns out.

ethan_hair7 (author)f1dd13r2015-08-14

You have a 3d pen? Nice. Where could i get one?

Yonatan24 (author)ethan_hair72016-04-20

Amazon, GearBest, And many more...

f1dd13r (author)ethan_hair72015-08-15

Amazon have them. They have come down in price a bit now. Else just search for 3d pens LOL they seem to be everywhere online

tomatoskins (author)2015-08-12

This is great! I love that the files can be changed for any phone!

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