MAKE contributor Tod Kurt created this nice little iPhone/iPod stand from four pieces laser-cut acrylic scraps.
It is made of four slices of 1/4â€³ acrylic (actual width 0.22â€³). The top two slices have an oval opening just snug enough to fit the iPod connector and keep it in place with friction. The third slice has a channel for the cable to escape out the back, and the bottom slice keeps the cable from falling out and provides some pushback when the iPhone is inserted. It’s held together by four 1â€³ 2-56 machine screws with nuts. I was a little concerned with the nuts scratching the table, so I’ve since added little hot glue feet to the bottom of each nut.