Introduction: Floppy Disk Dock
A dock made from old 3.5 floppy disks. This dock could be used for anything that you need a dock for. (iPod, iPhone, Zune...)
Step 1: Step 1
Ok so you need 6 floppy disks that you will never miss. (this means if you have files on their you want, get them off, in my case I do not even have a floppy drive any more, and i think these disks are all like 10 years old)
One disk is an extra incase one breaks while cutting.
Two two of the disks, make a notch that is halfway down the width of the disk and halfway into the length of the disk. Also make sure one long side of each of these two disks has a hold in it. (i found my drill press worked nice for that)
One disk will have to be shortened up a bit.
One disk will need holes in each corner.
One disk is good as is.
Step 2: Step 2
Join the two disks with notches together in a way that you form the letter X. Make sure that the top side of the X has 4 holes all together (see pic).
Epoxy the two disks together.
Step 3: Step 3
To the disk with four holes, remove the actual floppy part of the floppy disk. Using what ever means you like make a hole in the center for your sync cable. Please note, I did destroy a perfectly good sync cable while making this. It was an extra so no loss for me, but keep that in mind while doing this.
Set the disk with the now five holes on top. Zip ties the four corners in place. The zip ties will be temporary until everything is epoxified together.
Epoxy the legs to the top.
Step 4: Step 4
It helps to let the epoxy from the previous step dry before doing this one.
What ever side you want to be the back, stand your X with hat upright with that side facing down.
Epoxy the shortened disk to the back (this should be about 90 degrees, does not have to be perfect)
Step 5: Step 5
After taking a break to let step 4 dry you are now ready to add the final untouched disk.
Set the disk so it rests against the disk added in step 4 and is sloping to the sync connector. See the picture.
Almost forgot, epoxy it together then.
Step 6: Final Step
Ok all you need to do now is position the sync connector to where you want it and epoxy that in place.
Let it all dry at least over night and then snip off the zip ties (or not if you like them).
Plug the other end of the cable into your computer, set device in and enjoy!
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