How to Make Your Own iPhone/iPod Touch Dock

Where do you charge your iPhone? For me, it’s on my bedside table in the Apple Universal Dock, which quite frankly is one of the best accessories you can buy for your iPhone. But what if you are on a budget and you don’t want to shell out $50 for a dock (especially after spending $18,000 on data roaming)? Well, the next best thing is to make your own!

How to Make Your Own iPhone Dock Out of Paper

I haven’t tried this but it’s definitely a project for an upcoming rainy Vancouver Sunday. The following is a full DIY print out with a full video tutorial on how to create your own iPhone dock. It actually looks pretty cool and sturdy enough to support your iPhone.

It’s the brainchild of French industrial designer, Julien Madérou. Here’s how to make this dock yourself:

1. Click here to download the dock template (you print it out; detailed instructions included)

2. Watch the following video (it’s hosted by Vimeo, so you won’t be able to view it on your iPhone):

Iphone Paper Dock / Stand from Dessine moi un objet on Vimeo.

I absolutely love how this DIY iPhone dock includes room for the USB charging cable to rest–brilliant! If you’re looking for a great gift to give to your iPhone buddies, make a few of these on some thicker construction paper and pass ’em around. Everyone will be happy.

Anyone tried this yet? Definitely a fun little project especially if you’re bored at the office…

[via iClarified]

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