Introduction: Lego IPhone Dock
Title pretty much explains itself, here's an iPhone dock I made out of Lego. It's very simple and took me about a minute to build, but I'm just posting it here to maybe inspire others and see what better and more effective ideas they might come up with.
For the techy or photo geeks, all pictures were captured using a Canon Rebel XT with a Canon 50mm f/1.8 II prime lens. iPhone is the new Apple 3G, 8gig, Jailbroken using Quickpwn. Running Installer, Cydia, and Installous.
Any questions or comments are more than welcome. Have a good one.
P.S.- I'm fairly new to this site, I registered over a year ago but I just got back into using it, no idea why the image quality is being sacrificed so much upon upload, if you have any suggestions on how to fix this problem please let me know. Cheers.
Step 1: Pieces
Shown in the picture is all the pieces you should need.
Step 2: Base
Here I have the base pre-built, I apologize for anyone that...for some strange reason does not understand this step. Build it as shown, or use your own combination of colours and bricks.
Step 3: Base With Second Layer
Here I have added the second layer, please note the amount of space on each side to keep the cable as centered as possible. This part I found a bit of a bother - why can't Lego make some un-even numbered pieces?!
Shown is the picture of the base with the second layer, front and backside.
Step 4: Flush?
Be sure your cable is flush with the Lego at this point, if not...uhm... I have no idea where you could have possibly went wrong. Hahaha.
This part is pretty important, the iPod connector is going to push against the side you DONT want it pushing against, for hardcore dock builders you could easily just hot glue it in there, but I don't plan on keeping this simple little thing for long so I just jammed some paper in there to help push it away from the front side. This is probably the only some-what...maybe...confusing part of the entire build.
Step 6: Back Support
Here I have added one layer of thin white pieces around the base to support the back of the phone and then added 2 corner pieces on either side...just because I liked how it looked. :)
Note: the paper was not put in on this step, don't get confused yet....
Step 7: Edge
Put down a flat black piece to seal the deal and we're finished.
Step 8: Stability a Problem?
Since this was such a make-shift project and I did it so fast my iPhones far too off balance to stand alone with the base. (Ironic, I know.) so I put in two flat gray pieces on either side. Shabammmm.
Step 9: Finished!
Thanks for looking.
Please note this is not supposed to be some super-ultra-technical build, I just want to practice making these 'instructables' with some silly little Lego and K'nex projects. Eventually I will start uploading more intense projects with more intense instructions, until then - enjoy!