Introduction: PlyDock: a DIY Dock for Your IPhone 3G / 3GS
Why buy an expensive dock for your iPhone when you can make your own ultra-cheap, assemble-it-yourself, and easy-to-ship iPhone stand that does the same job as the $29 dock made by Apple. I call it the PlyDock. I had a blast making it and I hope you like it too.
Step 1: Lasercut 1/8” (0.3cm) Plywood or Acrylic Using Template
Cut 1/8” (0.3cm) plywood or acrylic on the Laser cutter using the following template: PlyDock.ai or PlyDock.dxf
Pro tip: put large masking tape on both sides of the material to avoid burns.
Step 2: Assemble the Pieces
Remove adhesive backing on both sides of the pieces. Slide the vertical pieces into the larger panel according to the letters. Then slide the last panel in.
Step 3: Attach IPhone Connector Cable
Push the iPhone connector into the middle slots. This may require a little bit of force, but it’s best that it’s nice and tight.
Put the cable away using the cut out slots.
Bonus!: weigh the dock down by stuffing the underside with used AAA batteries or modeling clay!