[Project] Homemade Droid 3 Car/Desk Dock

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  1. FoxKat

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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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    Bump.

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    Dude that's awesome, great job! :rating10:
     
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    Thank you. I might be making one for my GF eventually. She has an Infuse 4G.

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    Nvm about me making one for her. She don't want one...

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