DIY-USB-Cradle made out of the box

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greebear

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Jul 23, 2008
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Hi,

I was a bit bored this evening and I thought I could build myself a usb-cradle for my diamond. I just slammed it together because I just wanted to see if it could work.

What you need:

- the orginal plastic box your diamond came with
- good aiming skills, (i was too lazy to measure anything)
- about 60 - 90 minutes, depending how fast you work
- some tools i guess
- NO glue! Everything will fit so there is no gluing needed (i hate gluing)


What i did:

- cut out the shell the diamond was lying in, cut the top bit off and cut out a gap for the usb cable to fit through. This will be called the "tray" where the phone will be sitting in

- cut a gap into the top of the box to slide the "tray" into it

- cut a small hole into the back edge of the box, for the usb cable to fit through, when the box is standing on the table

- please take a look at the pictures so you might get a better idea of it


Hope someone likes it ;)

greetz, Greebear


PS: you can even hide the charger and usb cable under it :p


EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nG0EKw0r1Y
 

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quark1980

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Aug 31, 2008
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geldrop
Samsung Galaxy A51
sorry, couldnt help myself.

i got a bit of inspiration when seeing you diy cradle out of the box... ;)

tought i could do that myself... but i just changed the design a bit...

here are the pics:

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PJ6363

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Feb 14, 2007
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Jeeze guys..appreciate initiative, but you can buy a cradle from HK on eBay with a UK AC adaptor for less than a tenner....:rolleyes:

,,,nice to see the box recycled I suppose :eek:
 

KukurikU

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Nov 23, 2006
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Rehovot
recycling foam. i am using this to keep my devices upright on my night table.
foam from a TV and knife. that's all. easy to add the usb plug for charging in diamond's "cradle".:p
 

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SycoKU

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Oct 13, 2008
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I have a bunch of scrap lexan and acrylic panel material 3-6mm thick at work. I guess I'll have to try my hand at making a cradle. It would be useful since I just throw my phone on my desk right now and I really don't want to get it all scraped up.

There is something nice about making stuff that you could buy...just because you can.
 

hsena

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Jul 16, 2008
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PARIS
I found a good usb-cradle too.
"Freedent box" + piece of rubber, it doesn't look nice, but it's very simple for office desk. :D
For home, I have the HTC Cradle !!! :p

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Kraize

Senior Member
Dec 5, 2007
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California
I was thinking something like this since I'm creative and I don't want to pay that much for a htc cradle.

Get some plastic, design it, mold it. Make a box.
Get the Dongle that has a 3.5mm, 2.5mm, and a usb connector.

Anyone see where I'm going :D

That way, my cradle will be able to attach to my 5.1 system :p

I'll post pics if I ever get to it.

Something like this:
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Midgeslayer

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Jan 23, 2007
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Glasgow, Scotland
Much respec

Who cares if manufactured cradles cost peanuts and your home made one has a face only a mother could love...the warm after-glow of having created something useful from nothing more than compensates.