Retro TV Smartphone Dock

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Project by DMcKay posted 09-20-2012 02:34 PM 4376 views 60 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little design project I am going to do with my students. Students loved the idea. Students design the dock based off their phone. I will post pictures of the results when the project is finished. If there are any other high school woodwork teachers out there that want to share ideas let me know. It’s amazing to be surrounded by teenagers who love working with wood.

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#1 posted 09-20-2012 02:46 PM

Neat! Great Little Project!

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#2 posted 09-20-2012 02:54 PM

That is great. I would think that would be a great way to make an IPAD TV stand…. Very cool.

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#3 posted 09-20-2012 03:20 PM

Awesome idea!

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#4 posted 09-20-2012 03:48 PM

That is really nice! It’s good to see kids with creativity, imagination, and skills!

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#5 posted 09-20-2012 04:08 PM

Great idea, I love the design.

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#6 posted 09-20-2012 05:04 PM

Very creative.

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#7 posted 09-20-2012 05:29 PM

That would be awesome with an iPad! Thanks for sharing the idea!

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#8 posted 09-20-2012 09:07 PM

That IS really cool…but can you hear the iPhone?

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#9 posted 09-20-2012 09:38 PM

It sure is! The project is a proof of that! Highly impressive.

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#10 posted 09-20-2012 10:04 PM

The students have certain criteria for the design. One criteria is that the speaker must work. If you look on the back there is a port for the speaker that was drilled out with a series of Forstner bits. The inside is lined with felt to keep the phone from getting scratched.

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#11 posted 09-20-2012 11:06 PM

Now thats just cool!

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#12 posted 09-20-2012 11:38 PM

that is awesome

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#13 posted 09-21-2012 03:52 AM

That is great. I am adding this to my growing list of things I want to make!

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#14 posted 09-21-2012 04:40 AM

That is cool! My kids would freak out for that.

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#15 posted 09-21-2012 07:16 AM

Ha ha thats so cool i need one great job!!!! :-)

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