Introduction: IPod Throne, a Lego Dock
Rather than go buy an expensive Apple dock, I decided that all i needed was an iPod cable holder positioned right beneath an iPod holder. So I built the iPod throne. The iPod sits in the top, and there is a sliding insert that will lock the iPod USB or Firewire cable into place. Simply feed the cable in through the bottom, insert the lock, connect the iPod, and set it down in the chair. If someone will donate an iTrip to me, I may add an iPod lego crown.
Step 1: Build It.
After gathering all of your legos, follow these steps. These are by no means the exact pieces required, even mine doesn't use anything close to this configuration, though the instructions contain the simplest way to build it. I have not tried this dock with anything other than the 4G 20GB color iPod, though I see no reason why any other iPods shouldn't work. The worst case is that slight modifications need to be made on the lip that keeps the iPod from slippng off, and the chair back to fit a different size.
Step 2: You're Done
If for any reason the pictures were unclear, here is the LDraw document I made of it. Simply download any LDraw viewer or editor and open it up. Then you can get a complete interactive 3D version that you can take apart step by step, or piece by piece.
I made this with Bricksmith, a Mac LDraw editor: http://bricksmith.sourceforge.net/
I am not reponsible for any injuries, mental illness, combustion, death, or any loss of property caused by this creation. If you are stupid enough to find a way to damage something or yourself with this simple lego creation, well, you deserve it.
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