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[Project] Homemade Droid 3 Car/Desk Dock

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by cobravnm13, Jun 25, 2012.

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    Take is easy on me guys, this is my first time ever attempting something like this. I thought that I would get out easier (yeah, right) making my own dock for my D3 because I didn't want to but a real one. I haven't put it in my truck yet (haven't had it in over 5 months...) but I'm hoping this will serve my purposes.

    It is made out of wood that was just lying aroung my dad's building. I worked with what I had, so it is NOT perfect by any means. It will suit my purposes so that's all I care about.

    I used a dremel to painstakingly carve out the base for the phone and I used a spare Moto cable I had lying around.

    It would have turned out a lot better if I had better equipment and better wood. It's still not 100%, more around 90%-95%, but it's working.

    Please be kind. Like I said, this is the first time I've ever done something like this.

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    No one's gonna critique me? Iight, I see how it is. :'(

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    Wow, nice, can i see it with the phone on it?
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    Yeah, I'll get a few tomorrow. I'll have to take it with my D2 or something. All of the other ones I took with my D3.

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    Nice...
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    Thank you.

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    Bump.

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    Thats so cool!
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    Nice handywork! The fact that it articulates is cool, and the fact that it works...well, that's a good thing too!! :biggrin::hail:
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    Dang good work on the design and execution of that articulating arm on the "trailer hitch" swivel.
    Seems simple, yet very functional

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    Thank ya, thank ya. :D The wood I was working with was kind lopsided so it isn't straight. And I ended up rounding the edges of the pieces that make up the stand so it can better articulate near the base and back of the dock. And the "trailer hitch" swivels are grease fittings I found in my dad's building. I just ground the nipple off of it. I need to find something better and slightly larger that I can use for the swivel point.

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    Basically, if I ever want to make another one, it will (should) be better than this one. But I'll have to go buy the proper pieces and I can't afford that.

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    Are you planning on college? Consider engineering :)

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    Haha, yeah. Eventually. There are several things I could go into, actually. I could do IT, Computer Science, Vehicle Mechanics, Engineering, I could be an artist, etc. I have a very big imagination. All of those I have SOMETHING in, but idk which one I would want to make a living doing.

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    OK, last post before I head off to work.
    Take it for what it's worth...imagination you apparently do not lack in.
    You had available-only materials, you had limited machining capability, you had a set budget (0$), AND you had problem that needed solving
    Your solution (I repeat myself) was elegant, simple, and functional. Furthermore, you stated that you are already looking at how to improve your "beta".
    Smells like engineer to me. :)

    Edit: my avatar is the UT tower.....HOOK'EM!

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    Haha. Thank you. Funny thing is that my girlfriend is going to college majoring in Aerospace Engineering.

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