DIY Charging Dock for Panasonic Lumix camera phone DMC-CM1

9th January, 2017

Hi, my first post in 2017!!!

Bought a Panasonic Lumix camera phone DMC-CM1, a 20MP 1″ sensor camera phone.


It’s a fantastic phone, the only camera phone that equip with 1″ sensor. 🙂

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1

Everything is good, except there is a little issues with the USB port. There is a rubber cap that cover the USB port. If you charge the phone daily, it will soon spoil.

CM1 USB port

Hmm, seems like the phone has actually cater for external charging without using the USB port. There are 2 contact points found at the bottom of the phone.

CM1 contact points

However Panasonic did not release any charging dock unit for this camera. So DIY a charging dock for this phone:

DIY charging dock unit

The base is made with cardboard (recycled from a delivery box), a USB cable (taken from an old mouse) and a rubber band.

dock 1

dock 2

dock 3

dock 4

dock 5

dock 6

dock 7

dock 8


Ready to charge Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1!

charging 1

charging 2

charging 3

charging 4

charging 5

charging 6

Oh yeah it’s working!!! Happy charging my CM1 🙂


Telegram (DianBao for Telegram) for WebOS!

5th December, 2016


Here’s the year end final update.

Yes, it’s IM for WebOS – DianBao for WebOS!

It’s a direct port from BlackBerry BB10’s DianBao for Telegram.

» read more «

Universal Windows Platform

21st March, 2016

Hi, just ported my TuYa to another platform.

This time it’s UWP (Universal Windows Platform).

Horay!!! the same app now able to run in mobile/tablet/desktop device!!!

» read more «

Wireless doorbell mouse trigger

22nd January, 2016

There was a request to build a DIY wireless remote lucky draw push button (100m distant apart) for the VIP guest to press and activate the random draw for a company lucky draw event.

My solution is to use the wireless cheap door receiver and interface to the PC mouse left button.

» read more «

BlackBerry Contest (Telegram)

7th March, 2015

Hooray… I won the second prize of the Blackberry Contest (Telegram) refer to for detailed info. 🙂

» read more «