I thought it would be cool to have some sort of dock/stand for my phone at work so that I could easily see my notifications without looking down on it flat on my desk. It would great if this could charge at the same time too. I found a few online that I could buy but as you may know, I prefer making things myself. I enjoy the actual designing and building part and you get something unique (not to mention the money you save).
So I went through my box of junk and supplies and brainstormed a few design and material ideas, and I finally came up with this. The structure is made up of spare electronics parts and does a great job of holding my phone up at a good angle. There is enough space so that the micro-usb cable can still be connected so it can charge at the same time. I added some small foam pieces at the bottom so that it doesn’t slip when I use the phone while its in the dock.
The VSK logo in the middle is actually an NFC chip which the phone detects when it comes really close to it. I can set it up to do certain tasks when I put the phone in the dock, like change my ringer to silent, turn wifi on, etc. In this video I had it set to change all my settings for work and say “Welcome to work, VSK”.
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