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12-09-2012, 02:24 PM #1
DIY Dock for the Lightning Cable! Easy to make in 10min for under 25!!!DIY iPhone 5/Lightning Cable Dock for $25!!!
A Quick How-To on making your own Lightning Cable Dock for CHEAP!
Written by Thazsar
Original Tutorial is on my website, as well: GO HERE
Are you missing the ability to dock your iPhone 5 because practically nobody has made one, yet? Are the ones that you 'have' found ridiculously expensive or just look flimsy? Well, here is your solution and it only takes 10 minutes to make it!
Note: This will only accommodate an iPhone 5 with a thin case (probably 2-3mm thick)
-Sinjimoru Dock (for iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S) WITH iPhone Cable from Amazon ($20 shipped w/ a Prime acct.): Get it HERE
-Pliers (any kind)
-Wire Cutters or Scissors
-Drill and drill bit (or Router)
***In this tutorial, I will refer to parts by specific names:
-The portion of the stand that holds the plug in place is the 'BASE Holder.'
-I will refer to the dock as the 'Stand.'
On the regular iPhone Plug, there are two parts: The portion that the cord passes into and the portion where the 30-Pin Connector sticks out.
-I will refer to the 'cord' portion as the 'BASE.'
-The 30-Pin portion will be the 'TOP.'***
When you receive your Sinjimoru Dock, familiarize yourself on how the regular iPhone Connector attaches and detaches from the Stand. Learn how the guides line up on the 'BASE Holder' in relation to the 'Stand.' This will reduce the frustration of trying to attach the 'New Plug' onto the 'Stand' when the time comes.
-Take the Generic iPhone Connector and cut off the cord about an inch from the BASE.
-Get the Pliers and clamp onto the 30-Pin connector.
-Squeeze the center of the iPhone PLUG with your fingers while pulling & wiggling the 30-Pin connector back & forth with the Pliers.
*Inside the plug are clips at each end that need to be released. The squeezing/back & forth motion will accomplish this.*
-Once the 30-Pin Connector comes out, discard the 30-Pin connector and attached cord.
-Place the TOP of the 'Old Plug' to the side (we will use this in a few minutes).
-Take the BASE of the 'Old Plug' and flip it over so that you are looking at the small hole that the cord used to pass through.
-Place the Drill/Drill Bit into the hole on the BASE of the 'Old Plug.'
-Tilt the Drill 'side to side' so you are slowly & evenly widening the sides of the hole. Take your time so you don't drill the hole too big.
*You will occasionally insert your Lightning Cable to verify its a good fit.*
-Upon verifying that the Lightning Cable fits into the new hole...
・Remove the Lightning Plug from the BASE of the 'Old Plug.'
・Take the TOP of the 'Old Plug' and flip it over.
・Slide the TOP of the 'Old Plug' completely over the Lightning Cable Plug.
-Reinsert the Lightning Cable into the BASE of the 'Old Plug'.
-Slide the TOP of the 'Old Plug' into the BASE of the 'Old Plug' until they snap together.
*The TOP of the 'Old Plug' will spread apart a little bit over the Lightning Cable Plug but it will eventually snap into the BASE.*
-Situate the BASE of the 'Old Plug' (w/ the Lightning Cable) into the Sinjimoru BASE Holder and attach all of it to the stand.
*The BASE Holder prevents the Lightning Cable from sliding forward while the Stand prevents the Lightning Cable from sliding backwards*
Now you're good to go!!! Hope you enjoy your new Lightning Dock!
12-09-2012, 05:17 PM #2
Nice setup and the DIY Video was very cool. Awesome idea.
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12-10-2012, 10:07 PM #4
Pretty sweet man ordered my self one pre made for the iphone 5
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12-10-2012, 10:24 PM #5
I just ordered the Aluminum one, 25 bones, free shipping, no hassle sweet.
I like this one too. Pulled the trigger to soon maybe. (never can have to many, desk, nite stand, office. Going for it. Let ya know which one I like better.
Last edited by blkcadi; 12-10-2012 at 10:27 PM.
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