-Something analog to the top of my coffee cup, for a single Ipod is ideal an old mouse.
-carton cuter or any sharp cutter
- Some carton (about 2-3 mm)of thickness) to cover the bottom of the base unit.
-Some glue, or silicone, or hot glue.
-some pieces of packaging foam (optional)
- a Dremel tool and some of the drills
- 2 pieces of sand paper (one fine and one for the more harder)
-Some weight to make the unit havier and more stable (iron pieces of 30, 40, 50 gr)
SO lets Do It!
Step 1: Now we work!
I draw the basic lines (by using the small part in the pic) and after that, my Dremel does the job. I use the wheel for plastic cutter and i dare to make the first hole. Very carefully i cut the drawing area and some more of left and right edges. OK, now i use another tool to open the hole in the size i want. I work the Dremel in middle speed. (13-15)
Step 2: More job to do
This cutting is the ideal for resting and charging the devices in any direction. Also it supports the device for gaming or browsing without any risk.
After i finished the cutting i fixed all the cuttings with a small sand paper a hard one for the tough things and shaping and a fine one for more details. After that we almost done now the hole looks like the image.
So now we are ready? Not yet. Because of the sleepery structure of Ipod (I wonder why) its very unsafe to leave it on this base without some support. The initial idea was to use it a supporting system using a spring (extreme complicate)
But the solution came very brilliant on my mind. Its very simple. I will as brakes some plastic foam from packaging staff. So i use that kinda of foam in ipod in base and in my mobile phone. I cut small pieces of it like 0,5cm x 1cm and i attach it to the back (chromium plate) of IPOD. I didn't use glue but small pieces of dual attach tape. So the chromium is clean and more safe to hold it. Also i cut verry small lines of this excellent material (foam) and i attached by glue in the edges of the touching spots of the hole in the charging unit. This brilliant trick provides tightness, stability, safety and more more safe fun with your IPOD TOUCH
For the charging cable u need an extra piece of foam (8cm x 2 cm LxH). Pull the cable through the hole you will make so the cable me supported by the foam. Make an U form of this foam and place it in the hole where the IPOD is gonna laying. Like the image below
Now we done? Almost !
Step 3: What more needed?
Now we have to cut the carton to make a bottom for this base. The carton must be hard enough about 3 mm thick for well supporting of the unit. I don't remember where i got that carton but its easy to find it. I draw the perimeter of the unit in the carton leaving at the edges 2mm for better support. I cut this area using a well sharpened cutter. I did this step before anything else but its ok to do it at any time of the procedure.
Before glue the bottom cover, use for one more time the dremel to open the Jerry's hole. the hole of passing the cables through. I named jerry's hole because like the mouse hole.
We 've done? NO wait!
Step 4: Put some weight!!!
We need some iron! I found some iron pieces in my local hardware shop. each one is 30, 40, 50 , 100gr. I put them in the cover attach them with duct tape. I don't know if u can find this kind of iron pieces. Ask your local hardware shop manager. But they look like small bars.
Now get all the cables through this hole and share them to each device. Now we ready to glue the bottom cover. Don't use instant glue but a shoe glue or hot silicone or better cold silicone. Get better results using the shoe glue.
We are ready? Yes but lets check.
check if ipod fits and is tight enough in the hole
the same for the cellular
Check if the pressure is very tight and your device has any risk
Check the functionality the stability and the reliability of the charging unit
Now lets check if the device is horizontally correct. I use the IPOD appl for that and the results are outstanding...
If all are ok then Pass the checks and enjoy your new charging unit.
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