Make do with what you got - DIY iPhone Car Mount

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by peapody, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. peapody macrumors 68040

    peapody

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    I'm really into DIY projects when my accessories just don't fit my needs. Example here: my MoleSkin iPad Mini Notebook. I made an iPhone mount here.

    My Requirements:
    1. Vertical viewing angle that is easy see
    2. Easy to mount the iphone quickly
    3. Sturdy to allow typing
    4. iPhone should not slip and slide or fall from mount during driving
    5. Removable mount
    6. Does not obstruct any instruments or dials


    What I used:
    - iPhone tray from iphone box
    - $5 tablet stand from five below
    - matte black spray paint
    - krazy glue
    - exacto knife
    - Rubber grips


    The iPad stand is awesome..highly adjustable and sturdy. You can tighten the knobs to adjust the legs however which way you want.

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    Trimmed off some of the side where the dock connector would go to give it a little more room to sit with the cable plugged in.

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    All I did was spray paint the iphone tray matte black

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    Used the crazy glue gel to glue the tray to the smaller set of legs. Fits perfectly. I cut a thin slice of the rubber grips to line the bottom of the tray. This allows me to just set the phone in easily every single time.

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    Here is the finished product. Fits my needs nicely and lets me rest my arm on my shifter to do any typing for my gps. Also lets me use SIRI simply for all my commands. The box is still accessible and lets me put whatever I need in it to be accessible.

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    Just thought I would share this little DIY to inspire some creativity in people who may like a similar set up.
     
  2. webslinger85 macrumors 6502a

    webslinger85

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    Thats actually a really genius little solution. I love seeing stuff like this.
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Very nice. Wouldn't work in my Focus, but good job. When you don't see what you need on the market, you went out and made your own.
    Isn't that how Jobs started?
     
  4. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    This is great, I have the same little pocket below the stereo in my car. If it wasn't almost 9 I'd run to Five Below right now to make this. I'm definitely going soon though. Thanks
     
  5. dmrowley macrumors 6502

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  7. peapody thread starter macrumors 68040

    peapody

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    Thanks guys-

    I am pretty happy with the solution, but won't be using it for much longer. Scrounged up enough money for a double din deck so there is no more space for the mount. I am trying to think of another way to mount my phone though...without going to those ugly ones on the market.

    Will post when I figure it out! Lol
     
  8. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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