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P1030688

Pogo Pin Charging Dock

by txoof, published

P1030688
Pogo Pin Charging Dock by txoof Mar 19, 2013

Description

Charge almost any android phone that has pogo-pins, in almost any case on this universal dock.
The dock can be adjusted using the screw pins to accomodate most any case that leaves the pogo pins available.

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License

Pogo Pin Charging Dock by txoof is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

This thing is based on the great work of Zuberio over at XDA (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1679381)

Please find included a new set of 3 STL files that should print out a properly sized dock for a Nexus Galaxy on a Thing-O-Matic. A bit of acetone can be used to glue the pieces together.

The customized dock can be sliced with the PuzzleCut library.

Customize and print!
You will need:
14x M3 nuts
6x M3 bolts
4x M3 flat-head screws
6x Pins: thingiverse.com/thing:64543
2x pogo pins (http://www.digikey.com/scripts/dksearch/dksus.dll?vendor=0&keywords=ed8186-nd
1x Male USB A plug (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/437)
Circuit board (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:72854)

Print out the dock, at least six pins, etch and solder the board, mount the board and use!

Centering the pogo phone's contacts over the pins is difficult, but using a multimeter can be helpful. I found that on a Galaxy Nexus there was about 20 mV across the two outside pins. Slowly sliding the phone around until your multimeter registers something non-zero is a good way to start aligning things.

This thing is too large to print on many printers. Use the fantastic PuzzleCut library to slice this into smaller, printable pieces: thingiverse.com/thing:35834

Comment out the dock() call and add the following code to the end of the source.


include
cutSize = 10; //size of cut

yCut1=[-25,0,25];
yCut2=yCut1;
yCut3=yCut1;

kerf=-0.3;

module yCuts() {
yMaleCut(offset = -45, cut = yCut1)
dock();

yFemaleCut(offset = -45, cut = yCut1)
yMaleCut(offset = 20, cut = yCut1)
dock();

yFemaleCut(offset = 20, cut = yCut1)
dock();
}

//dock();
yCuts();
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