iPhone 5, 6, 6s and 7 dock for Ashtray

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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by Squirtz » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:09 am

So, Quick update

I'm printing of the first pre production run today so it will be fitted/trialed and tweaked if necessary.

I have a new ashtray coming today from VW Heritage to fit it to so I'll put some pictures up of the final thing by the weekend then

Ive added couple of screen shots to shown some design work on it earlier this week just for interest!(it in a half finished state!)

be good to still get you feed back! :bounce:
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looks a funny shape due to the screen but as you can see has a hole for the 3.5mm jack plug now as well
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section view, when during the design phase a day or so ago. as you can see Ive allowed for an adjustable support for the phone (still not sure if it necessary but can easliy be removed from the design, or not fitted as it just slides in!)

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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by nige1171 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:45 am

Impressive!

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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by jaysk » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:31 pm

very good, I will be interested in this.

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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by bushi » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:20 pm

Defo interested! Looks ace! BTW would an iPhone 6 Plus fit?


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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by Squirtz » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:55 pm

the iPhone 6 plus is 77.8mm wide so it would not fit thro' the top of the ashtray! as thats only 70mm.

but I could make the dock accept the iPhone 6 plus by making the recess a little wider if people wanted to leave the top off the ashtray!
probably wont look as nice but I could make these on demand if needed.

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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by nige1171 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:04 pm

Daft question if I may...

Once the phone's in the dock, can you see enough of the screen to control the music player for example? Change tracks etc. or are you presuming a compatible head unit would be used for adjusting volume, tracks etc


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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by Squirtz » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:35 pm

Hi Nige,

Yes because you can use the previous/next track selection that sits at the top of the screen when you press the on off button!

Some photo's of the finished item should be uploaded tomorrow

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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by Gladysmoo66 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:55 am

I would like one to fit an iPhone 6 standard please :)


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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by Squirtz » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:10 pm

ok, quick update on progress!

I have had to modify the design a bit as the the reproduction ashtray from VW Heritage seems to have a slighty different hinge pivot point making the lid hit the dock :roll: . I have now added a relief at the back of the dock to accomodate a good to clearance for this and other reproduction makes!

The new design is printing tonight as a final check, then should all be good to go.

Attached is a link to photos of the dock now with adjustable/removable Iphone support and I have also added a clearance hole for a 3.5mm jack socket for those who do not have bluetooth capabilty on the stereo.

I was going to sell the item as a bare unit so you would need to provide your own Iphone charge cable but I could maybe supply the lightning cable as well?

I'm aiming to have enough to take to Alive & V-Dubbin at Jimmys farm Sunday 14th June!

please take a look at the link below and again any comments welcome :bounce:

http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Squir ... sort=3&o=2
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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by Squirtz » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:44 pm

first batch of iPhone 5 & 6 docks now ready! :cheers:

I will be taking them to Alive n Vdubbin at Jimmy farm tomorrow for anyone interested

those who have already been in touch I'll PM you tomorrow/Monday.

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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by Bluebeastie » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:43 am

what price are they and does it include postage?
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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by markp » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:45 am

Can you pop me down for an iPhone 6 one please boss

I'll pm you

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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by Squirtz » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:01 pm

Just putting this up for everyone who has been in touch for an Iphone dock.

I had another slight delay due to the fact I found there were so many variations of 3.5mm aux. cable jack socket outer diameters on the connector! :roll: So i have therefore decided it was far better for me to supply the dock with this 3.5mm aux. cable to ensure perferct fit and alignment. these have been ordered and due for delivery tomorrow.

I want to ensure that the product is the best it can be before release (sorry but thats just the way I am)

I will also have one complete dock with ashtray and leads (its rat look though or you can paint it) this is left over from all my trials of designing/fitting but is totally complet and correct ready to drop in the dash! I will put some pictures of this up.

Soooo close now, thanks for you patients!

Picture below show the parts now included in the kit!
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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by ziggy » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:36 am

well done mate, looking forward to getting this installed
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Re: iPhone 5, 6 dock

Post by SAMBA VAN MAN » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:15 am

Rather than use the headphone jack for audio could you just use one of these? Looks a great piece of kit.

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