Introduction: The Ridiculously Clever Dock

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Hi Again

Recently The USB devices grown in masive quantity , with usb drives , iPods , PSP , MP4 , Cell Phones, ETC....

I Decided To make a very low budget USB dock , And very , very easy to use and Do .

So, I decided To post this instructable

BTW:No More crappy shots , new camera , yeash!1!

Update : My Dream Came True, Now Im In Make Blog !!!111!
Update 2 : lol I am also in Lifehacker
Update 3 : My Dock Also Appears In Flickr , In Digg , IN iPhone Savior , IN And In A lot More !!!!1

Step 1: The Material and Price List

Picture of The Material and Price List

1-A Binder Clip/Bullclip/Mauly - It Spent 9.00 Pesos ( Approx 0.90 Dollars)
2-(Optional)A Small Rubber/Elastic Band - Free - salvaged ( They cost about 1.00 a package with 50)
3-The Cable Of Your Dockable Device
4-Your Dockable Device


Step 2: Assemble

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First: Open the Binder Clip/Bullclip/Mauly and let it there

Now:If you use an iPod you may want to keep the dock plug'n'play always (like me) i recommend to wrap the cable , so the small "teeth" disappear .

Step 3: Assemble Part DOS

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First : Clip the dock connector in the Binder Clip/Bullclip/Mauly

Then: Thread the USB cable throug an Arm of the Binder Clip/Bullclip/Mauly

Step 4: Assemble Part TR3S

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Very Simple , Lay It there ,
Then connect in any available usb port

Step 5: Dock & Roll

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Dock Your Device .


hope you liked My instructable

Tilt if desired

Any Tweaks , Suggestions, Or Anything Else , Put it in da comments

BTW: Feel Free To upload photos of your Dock(s)


Beyblade Experts (author)2010-07-27

wow no comments!its awsome

haha im relplyin to me!

dedevil1024 (author)2009-05-05

thanks a bunch, i was looking for spare docks from apple around my house because I am setting up this dj thing to run through my ipods really easily, but i needed somei=thing for it to be proped up on while charging, then I went on instructables, saw this built it in under a minute and walla

madamoisele (author)2009-04-15

This is beyond awesome. Thanks so much!

Joanassie (author)2008-08-16

Just saying to everyone: It's called a SYNC CABLE!

kobezbro (author)2008-08-02

alright this is mine taken in my room but my camera cord was broken so it was taken a couple months ago

this isnt my dock anymore because i lost the clip (i found it on the floor at school and thought of this) and the pics were taken on my nightstand

now i turned my nightstand into a dock by making a half-*** in desk(nightstand) dock with speakers but it is temporary so i can take the cords out and cover up the hole and the instructable and pics will be here.

also the first pic with the ipod on has a picture of my baby brother passed out on the floor when he was tired and he was not harmed

and sorry i keep rambling but as for the dock, i think it was a great idea my ipod cord shell case thing was scratched up but so is my ipod.
five stars *****!

acaz93 (author)kobezbro2008-08-02

hah! pretty clever i must say ... i see you also have a small mess over there ...

kobezbro (author)acaz932008-08-02

yeah those drawers were from a walmart plastic drawer set and i made a mini speaker dock out of them and i was gonna make an instructable but my webcam wasnt recording when i cut the holes but glad you like it

Luuke (author)2008-06-11

but wont the clip squeese the wire to death? like after a while... by the way great instructable... exactly what we need... simple effective tricks that WORK!! :)

acaz93 (author)Luuke2008-06-11

Most of the time , the clip stresses and it looses a little bit of force

bullitje (author)2008-02-26

it simplicity owns

Bradman (author)2008-02-25

This design is great for light USB devices, but it would put too much strain on the connectors of both the cable and devices for something like an iPod. Great idea none the less.

epumer (author)2008-01-26

BUENISIMO! voy a hacerlo y despues te cuento como me salio! gracias!

epumer (author)2008-01-26

hey! isn't the ipod video too heavy to be hanging like that? i mean, doesn't the dock cable or the ipod break or anything after many use? putting it on and off many times... do you get what im saying? sorry if my english is not very good, im from argentina!!

acaz93 (author)epumer2008-01-26

no te os preocupeis no es tan pesado , En general , El conector no se rompera tan facilmente , es probable que la distribucion de peso sea mas uniforme si bajas un poco mas el conector , yo soy de mexico FYI

Caveman477 (author)2008-01-07

my friend and I added more to the dock to make a charging speaker dock, and I used the binder clip for support so my device won't fall backwards And used mesh material from my amp and then put speakers behind it and added an ornament to make it shine. I can also tilt it sideways to play videos. On a shoe box. Hope you like it.

acaz93 (author)Caveman4772008-01-12

COoOoOol , Good use of the binder clip , is it epoxied ? BTW: were did ya obtained the Squier Logo?

Caveman477 (author)acaz932008-01-24

I just hot-glue-gunned the binder clip to the box and got the squire logo from my amp.

Soileau (author)2008-01-16

Wouldn't that put strain on the ipod?

acaz93 (author)Soileau2008-01-16

Actually , Not , most of the strain is in the connector , you don't need to be worried , your device don't weights 1000 kilos (aka a Ton)

Thornburg (author)2008-01-11

Dude people that work hard and actually try to make theres look good are beaten by a ridicously stupid idea. IS A LOT BETTER

PSPerson (author)2007-11-11

to everyone that says it would break the dock connector: this would not be true with the iPod nano line: it is really light

acaz93 (author)PSPerson2007-11-11

That Is VERY VERY VERY true actually all the ipods , are supported , if not , help dock connector , wrapping it with duct Tape , And Put the Connector lower , so it is only exposed the connector

fnords (author)2007-09-14

that IS ridiculously clever. can it support one of the older, heavier ipods?

acaz93 (author)fnords2007-09-14

If It holds , a PSP , It Should hold a First Gen iPod

syribia (author)acaz932007-09-21

Excelente idea y aguanta la PSP O_o , creo que voy a probarlo al rato :) (Hoy no tengo ganas de escribir en ingles ;) )

jordand (author)syribia2007-09-22

syribia said: Excellent idea and holds the PSP O_o, I believe that I am going to prove it in the short while:) (Today I do not have desire to write in ingles

PSPerson (author)jordand2007-11-11

no she said Excellent idea and can withstand the PSP O_o, I think I am going to try it in a bit:) (Today, I do not want to write in English;))

UrbanEngineer93 (author)syribia2007-09-21

you said something like exelent idea.......cant spell in only in spanish one so i dont know every thing you said. adios

acaz93 (author)syribia2007-09-21

pero algo es cierto , se ve un poco raro con el PSP al reves ..

bedbugg2 (author)2007-10-15

omg this is great! i hate binder clips when i only have one and cant make a weapon with make somthing out ofn a plastic coathanger! i hate those too

acaz93 (author)2007-10-11

i'd proudly thank you for The more than 27000 views

Thank you very much

- creative name - (author)2007-09-25

I'm sry I didn't read the whole instructable. I just read the first page. this is pretty cool but I already have and ipod dock that charges and plays music but this is really cool cuz of how simple it is.

jamnoopers (author)2007-09-25

nicely done

acaz93 (author)2007-09-24

lolOMGZRofllmFao > 20k Views < >_> >_< <_<

Brennn10 (author)2007-09-23

clever indeed!

DIY Dave (author)2007-09-22

Good idea, but it won't work on my mp3 player because it is not made to be used on a dock so the plug for headphones is on top. Do you know how I could do it on my mp3 player.

acaz93 (author)DIY Dave2007-09-22

Maybe It Will work , but Several mp3 may need to be positioned so the usb is on the bottom , maybe a photo of your mp3 Will help on how to position it

- creative name - (author)2007-09-22

it would probably damage your ipod but it's pretty cool.

acaz93 (author)2007-09-22

it isn't misfortune , what i've said : Is that the PSP looks kind of Wird While it's backwards

egreen767 (author)2007-09-22

I wonder if it would hold my Zune.

winkosmosis (author)2007-09-21

This is not ridiculously clever, just ridiculous. There is a reason that all docks are designed to support the device. It would make a lot more sense to just put the iPod on your table, and plug the cable in like normal people do, instead of putting stress on the connector. What benefit do you see from using this setup?

acaz93 (author)winkosmosis2007-09-21

ok , It tis ridiculous , oh , and there's no benefits in this array , right

chalky (author)2007-09-20

simplicity at its best, nice one mate.

acaz93 (author)chalky2007-09-20

Thanks , Simple is Better .

TheSpillmonkey (author)2007-09-20

This is putting a huge strain on both the wire connector and the ipod's data socket. It really isn't meant to support the weight of the device. Stability is also a concern as normal ipods have hard drives. You don't want to bang them around more than necessary.

SurferGeek (author)2007-09-19

Seems like it would be very unstable from side-to-side and top heavy.

acaz93 (author)2007-09-18

OMG < + Than 10 k views > OMG

gmjhowe (author)2007-09-15

i do love the idea, and how simple it is, and i can see this working for some gadgets, however, i do not like how the ipod is supported by its dock port only at all! i can see this easily damaging the port, and i wouldnt recommend. mayb a further item could be added as a back rest at least. nice instructable tho!

acaz93 (author)gmjhowe2007-09-15

yes , Maybe it Needs some padding in the dock connector , but , my dock connector have not damages at all ( except a chew from my dog .)

Thank You for Your suggestion _

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