Sneak Preview of SP4 dock


Ready to use your Surface Pro 3 or Surface Pro 4 with the newer brick-shaped MS dock for smooth portrait docking? With this latest prototype no disassembly is required so you can keep your warranty. Its just 6 plastic parts and some nuts and bolts making assembly quick!

sp4dock

Download the design files from GitHub:

https://github.com/danchar4/3-in-1-dock/tree/danchar4-patch-1/SP4Dock

 

Full DIY guide here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/danchar/2016/08/18/surface-pro-4-surface-pro-3-diy-vesa-mounted-docking-station-v2/

 

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Comments (6)

  1. cyoungb says:

    Hi Dan,
    Came across this today, and I was inspired to build one. I just noticed Back_Plate.dxf doesn’t have have any of the mounting holes. Do you happen to have an updated file?

    Best,
    Chris

  2. Danchar4 says:

    Chris, it seems the .dxf export wasn’t working correctly so I exported as .dwg. Please see two additional files at:
    https://github.com/danchar4/3-in-1-dock/tree/danchar4-patch-1/SP4Dock

    You shouldn’t need the “bottom plate” if you make the 3d-printed box. And you should be able to make the “back plate” with just a saw and drill – no need for a laser cutter or anything fancy.

    1. Chris says:

      Completed my dock, it came out great. Thank you for the time and effort you took to develop this and making the files public. I would post a picture of it, but can’t seem to on this blog.

      1. Danchar4 says:

        Chris that’s fantastic!

        If you can post URLs to imgur or another pic hosting service I can re-post here or on my new blog: https://dancharblog.wordpress.com/

        1. Chris says:

          Been a little busy, here you go. Just got word that someone who saw it on my desk a few weeks ago, just made their own.

          Thanks again.
          http://imgur.com/a/xAE0K

          1. Danchar4 says:

            Wow nice job on the build. This is the best desktop config I’ve seen yet!

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