Instructables user makjosher has created an awesome Arduino controlled Steampunk style charging dock, and publish full instructions on the maker website for all to enjoy.
Check out the demonstration video below to learn more about how the Arduino smartphone charging dock has been created using Edison lamps to indicate its charge.
The idea was simple enough; create a phone charging dock that would turn on a lamp only when the phone was charging. However, as is often the case, things that seem initially simple can end up getting a bit more complex in their execution. This is the story of how I created a dual phone charging dock that accomplishes my simple task.
For full instructions on how to create your very own Arduino controlled phone dock with indicator lamps jump over to the Instructables website via the link below.If you enjoyed this article you are sure to enjoy how to build your very own Arduino wind speed meter or anemometer project which is easy to build with basic Arduino skills.