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How to make a cheap tripod mount for the iPhone 3GS

Cheap iPod Mount

C.K. Sample III (author of PSP Hacks) just posted his technique for making an iPod tripod mount; he used the form-fitting packing material that came in the box as the basis of the holder. You could probably extend his technique to a lot of other gadgets, too:

I was thinking about this tonight, and remembered the nice little white holster of plastic that came in the box of my iPhone 3GS and cradled it so nicely. So, I took that, took a 3/16 drill bit and drilled a hole where the camera is and another where the recycle symbol was on the back of the plastic holster. I shaped each hole slightly wider using the drill. The recycle symbol hole was just the right size to be a bit tight for the mounting screw, so that the screw itself could tap its own path tightly in the plastic hold…

How to make a cheap tripod mount for the iPhone 3GS

2 thoughts on “How to make a cheap tripod mount for the iPhone 3GS

  1. I have the gorilla pod pictured or one very similar. It /comes with/ a suction cup attachment that sticks to my iPhone perfectly. If you’re gonna get the gorillapod already there’s absolutely no point here.

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