As you can see in the main picture, it handles Iphone 3G or 4.
Steps are pretty simple, and only require basic tools.
I put it into the craftsman challenge to illustrate what my nickname stands for : Scrap is valuable !! This dock did not cost anything except less than an hour of my time, electricity and tools that I had already.
I used a saw, a sanding machine and a drill with three sizes of drill bits.
Let's go through the details.
Step 1: Tools and materials needed
- Sanding Machine
- 3 drill bits
(3/8, 1/4, 7/64)
- sand paper (!)
- Wood : 2 by 3 stud part
Step 2: Cutting wood
I cut an approximate 3 in width, such that I came up with a square based dock.
Step 3: First Dock
Make sure Iphone fits into it.
Step 4: Hole through thickness
The usb side of the ipod/iphone cable should go through it.
Step 5: An another back notch
You will be able to squeeze the cable in it, such that the dock can be put flat on a table
Step 6: Final adjustments
I needed adjustments such that the usb plug could go through the dock, make the main notch a bit larger, such that my iphone 3G (thicker than the 4) could fit as well...
For the 30 min it required, i am pretty glad with what I came up with, as I did not want to spend the scandalous money Apple is asking for their slick white dock.