This was inspired in part by a conversation that I had with my Mother. She told me about a lense kit for the iphone that allows for different options (zoom, fisheye, etc...) I don't own an iphone and don't want one but I do enjoy my Droid X, and got me thinking... I salvaged every remaining good part from a telescope that broke during a windstorm and had a collection of small lenses from the spotting scope. After taping one of the lenses to my droid, the macro shots were MUCH better!! When I stacked 2 lenses on top of each other, the zoom action and clarity got even better!..like a microscope! Originally I had planned to make a slip on aluminum cover with the lense set inside and a 1/4 - 20 threaded hole for a tripod. After several drawings, I decided to just go all out and make an entire case. Theres a thousand high-tech, cool cases for the iphone but nothing cool for the Droid X, and especially nothing with the features I wanted. Starting with a plate of 1/2" and 1/4" aluminum, I scribed out the basic dimensions and squared up the 2 blanks that were rough cut on the bandsaw. After everything was square, 4 small holes were drilled and counter sunk in the corners. Tapping the holes allowed me the keep the 2 pieces together in correct placement throughout. I worked on the milling operations on and off all weekend, going home only to eat, sleep, and shower. This was the first time I had to keep strict tolerances to ensure proper fitment of the phone and all button location holes, speaker and microphone, and power/USB ports. Two theaded holes on either side of the case allow for attachment to a tripod and I can now mount my 007T flashlight to the top for camera or video lighting. A green tritium vial was added to the top...just because. All thats left to do is figure out how to make the thread-on lense for the case. Pretty sure what I have in mind will work, but need to do a bit more refining before moving forward. I've had the mill for about 4 years, but only recently got very interested in machining. In fact it only ran for the first 4 months I owned it before the inverter blew. BTW, it a smaller hobby mill..no CNC. The wallets and key fobs have really been my only other projects that I've done on the mill so I'm still a total newb and have a TON to learn. OH! And a ton of tools/tooling to buy.:sigh: Since I don't have a proper internet connection at home to use with my laptop and camera, I have to use my Droid for camera and internet uploads. Unfortunatly, that also means I can't post a picture of the phone in the case. Maybe I can take a picture of it in the mirror...hmmmm I'll continue to add pictures as the project progresses. Eventually, I'll either have this anodized or cerakoted.