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.

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dock 8


Ready to charge Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1!

charging 1

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


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