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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

LEGO iPhone/iPod Touch Rotating Dock


Awhile back I had a couple of hours of build time (shocking but true) and a project that has been on my mind for some time was to create a nifty dock for my iPhone. As I began to create this little contraption I said to myself, “How could this be a bit cooler and more functional?” The answer was to make it a rotating dock so I could watch movies and apps in landscape mode.

I think my LEGO dock turned out quite well, if I do say so myself. After the click, you'll find video demonstrating the dock in operation.

Simply click to play. Below the video is a link to more detailed pics that can be viewed on my Flickr feed.

Some additions I am considering:
  • Non-slip surface on the bottom – slides around too much (any recommendations for official LEGO parts I can use?)
  • More stable base with reduced parts
  • Motorized rotating device – gonna require a bit o' engineering on my part
  • Instructions to build your own – although the pics may provide enough info
So what do you think? Leave me a comment below and let me know. Be sure to check out my other LEGO/Apple amalgam: the LEGO Apple iSight Camera Mount.

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