Show your DIY iP5 docks!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by jk4lebron23, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    I thought this would be a fun thread to see what some people have done!

    Post pics of your DIY docks!:D
    Here is mine.
     

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  2. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    Is the lego stand heavy enough?
     
  3. NDefer macrumors member

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    evidently.
     
  4. jk4lebron23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yep it is, i put long pieces in the back to help it level off...works great
     
  5. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    Lol thank you. I'm going to try this.
     
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    Btw the lego set i used i got at walmart and its to build a car.
    And also i just realized my first reply had nothing to do with weight haha but yes it was enough! :D
     
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    haha thank you! i didn't feel like paying 20-50 dollars for a dock that might not work and could take a month to get here so i just thought it would be a good cheap idea, cost me a whole 10 bucks and it reminds me of when i was a kid!:D
     
  8. Dee1226 macrumors newbie

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    My first attempt on a dock. Too expensive. £45 Lego set and a very unhappy son.
     

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  9. Dee1226 macrumors newbie

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    Second try. This one I'm using daily. Shaved the sides of the lightning connector to make removing phone easier. Blackberry 9790 sync pod modified.
     

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  10. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Come on guys, I want to see some really ghetto ones. Someone break out the cardboard and duct tape.
     
  11. inaka macrumors 6502

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    Mine is pretty ghetto. It's wood...but it works!

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  12. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    wow you guys are good! I need to break out my legos this weekend. :)
     
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  14. wpalomine macrumors member

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    Originally posted from the IPhone 4 dock conversion thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1462746

    Courtesy of my son's Lego set. Stress tested and approved by the spouse
     

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    Here's the break up of the dock in three parts. The key component is the pic on the upper left. I added a double stick tape to fill the gap between the face plate and chord gripping piece. Without this, the adapter gets dislodged after a couple of tries.

    Btw, the back piece is bulky because I originally planned to weight the dock down. However, the connector is tight. I added 2lb weight and it would still lift the entire dock. If an iPan Mini comes out, I plan to expand the back and front plates by two 2x4 bricks on each side.
     

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    instructions for the lego docks would be appreciated by other iP5 & lego owners

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    I took my time posting this comment
     
  18. jk4lebron23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I kinda just looked at some of the others and just got the basics and done my own thing with it...I don't plan on ever buying a dock now...no need too...also I did super glue some pieces together because I didn't want them popping off every time I plugged it in

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    Yours makes mine look like a 4 year old built it! haha I do like mine though because it just has those typical Legos colors and I was Lego CRAZY when I was younger

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    Very nice! Your Lego dock looked like it might have taken a while to build!
     
  19. The Flying Kite macrumors regular

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    What'd you use to shave the sides of the lightning connector?
     
  20. Senseotech macrumors 6502a

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    Just built your dock in the Lego Creator app (its just as cool as it sounds) then went over to lego.com to buy the pieces. Total is $12.60 shipped, but theres a wait of almost 20 days :(
     
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    I decided to do some slight mods to mine to "pretty" it up.
    I think lego should come out with an iPhone dock set! they could sell a ton!
     

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  23. Dee1226 macrumors newbie

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    I used a dremel like tool. Someone else who gave me the idea used a hobby file. Only need to do the part above the notches on either side.
     

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