26 DIY iPhone Docks And Stands
Apple took away the iPhone dock since 3G, if you every get the first gen. iPhone, you probably miss that dock and unwilling to spend another USD29 for this 3G/3Gs dock.
In that’s the case, why not DIY? Refer to some reference below, some are very simple and stripped down to a basic design and others are complex and even gear driven. Either way, they are all do-it-yourself and not purchased from the store. So that you want have to scour the web to find the better designs, I present my collection of 26 DIY iPhone Docks and Stands.
Paper iPhone Dock | Dessine moi un objet
Download and print out the template for this paper iPhone dock. Comes with video instructions on how to set it up.
iPhone Binder Clip Dock | gizak
A 10:00 video on how to turn a bunch of binder clips into an iPhone/iTouch/iPod dock.
iPhone Box Dock | iPhone Savior
Turn your iPhone box into a fully functional dock.
DV Tape/Cassette cover dock | Hen Design Studio
This one without cable, but very easy to DIY.
Automata Wooden Crank Dock | Murtaza Lakdawala
This one involves some carpentry skills, but here is a way to make a wooden gear-driven iPhone dock.
Recycled CD iPhone Dock | Geeky-Gadgets
Use some old CD’s or DVD’s to create this DIY iPhone dock.
Laser-cut Acrylic iPhone Dock | todbot
This one may not be so much of a DIY, you’ll need access to a laser cutter. The end result is pretty slick though.
LEGO iPhone Rotating Dock | Bricks in my Pocket
You’ll have to break out your old LEGO’s for this one. Great idea!
Box Mold Dock | Varun Thota
Another idea using components from the iPhone box and binder clips. No instructions, but easy to figure out from the eight pictures included.
iPhone 3G / iPod Touch Dock | Voltage
Detailed step-by-step instructions for creating this dock.
NES Controller iPhone Dock | Geeky-Gadgets
Nintendo fans can make a classic dock from their NES controller.
Tree Trunk iPhone Dock | Geeky-Gadgets
Brink the outdoors in with this tree trunk dock.
The Rotary Phone iPhone Dock | Geeky-Gadgets
Combine old tech with new by creating this DIY rotary phone iPhone Dock.
iPhone Packaging Dock | ironfisttiger
Another DIY using packaging from the iPhone and the iPod Shuffle. Works in landscape and portrait.
Lego iPhone Charging Dock | jordanknoxpolk
There is no shortage of LEGO docks and stands. Here is a complicated one with a funny ending.
Stands and Holders
iPhone Paper Clip Stand | deanying
Simple effective DIY stand using paper clips.
Polaroid iPhone Stand | Unplggd
If you have any old Polaroid film cartridges laying around, and are willing to sacrifice one for your iPhone, then here is a DIY stand option.
Pencil iPhone Stand | Geeky-Gadgets
Take 5 pencils and some rubber bands and what do you get? A tripod iPhone stand.
The $100 iPhone DIY Stand | seoge
Don’t spend $100 on an iPhone stand. Use $100 to make one yourself.
Simple iPhone Stand Using Binder Clips | Instructables
Another idea using binder clips.
Plastic Packaging iPhone Stand | Nathan Barry
Another DIY idea using the contents of the iPhone box to create a stand.
DIY iPhone Airplane Holder | Hodenmumps
Tire of holding your iPhone on the plane. Check out this nifty idea. Here is the original article (not in English).
Credit Card iPhone/iPod Touch Stand | hondahater21
Here is a DIY credit card stand that fits in your wallet for portability.
Cassette Case iPhone Stand | ndarwin
Simple technique that provides a stand and a case for carrying your headphones.
DIY iPhone Holder Using Earphones | BlueFAQs
Adding my own design to this post, I came up with a way to tie the earphones around the iPhone allowing it to suspend. Could be used behind the seat of a plane or vehicle. This could eventually damage your earphones.
I hope you found one that you like. Have fun building.