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Old 06-20-2005, 12:30 PM
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Please choose the appropriate forum for this topic. Thank you. I made this 3G iPod dock out of some wood I found in my garage. It took me about 2 days to make, and I'm pretty happy with it. I was just wondering what you guys thought.

www.trevorshp.com/dock.htm

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Old 06-20-2005, 01:04 PM
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Nice, works well. And welcome to the lounge.



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good job man i like your other stuff too.



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wow thats cool. i may have to make one.



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How did you get around the issue of using the wired dock connector? It comes with retaining bits, so you have to squeeze the sides to un-lock it from the iPod. One of the things I like about the original dock is that the iPod lifts in and out easily - surely with yours, you have to reach underneath and squeeze the connector to release the iPod. That sounds like a PITA to do? Maybe you can grind off the clips?
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Connector locks

Thanks stickuto.

Anyways, I did grind down the little barbs on the connector so that it could be removed without pressing the buttons. There's a close up of the connector i modded on the site- look closely. That was a really important issue that sorta snuck up on me after i tested out the dock, because all of a sudden it was stuck! Thanks for bringing that up anyways.
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Old 06-20-2005, 03:29 PM
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thats pretty sweet... i like how you made your own! good job.



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Old 06-22-2005, 12:26 AM
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Nice job.
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Old 06-22-2005, 03:03 AM
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cool!
ill have to make one myself- when i gety a ipod!



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That looks pretty nice, I probably would have painted it white, or silver maybe. I'm not into the whole stain thing, unless I could get a cherry stain.



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Old 06-22-2005, 09:07 PM
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I thought about painting it white. but without a ridiculous number of coats of polyurethane the painted wood wouldn't look very....iPoddish. So I decided not to try to copy the style and have it look like I tried and failed, and just go away from the white.



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Nice, but... there is no Line Out 3,5mm jack...
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:59 AM
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i know, i just use the headphone jack on the ipod when i listen to it on my sterero



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That looks really cool... i might have to try something like that



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here is a working link

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