Those of you who follow this blog regularly know we love Do-It-Yourself stories. Good, bad, whatever, we like them all. This one is pretty sweet and simple! We like this.
1/4'' nut (20 coarse)
Glue (try Loctite original Stick'n Seal)
Obtain a Suitable Holder for your (camera) phone
I already had a great holder for my iPhone that I used to use in my car. I would love to recommend the exact same one. I got it from Walmart several years ago for about $7-8. I found what looks to be the same model on Amazon – (check the link or search "s type phone mount". I like this specific model because an ipod dock connecter fits perfectly into the bottom, so it can charge on the holder and makes the phone stay more securely in place. Also, if you bend the arms as shown in the pictures, it holds the iPhone perfectly without obstructing the screen.
Get one nut (1/4'' – 20 coarse)
To be sure you have the correct threading, go to a hardware store and bring a tripod with you. While in the store, screw the nut onto the tripod to make sure it fits correctly. I believe all tripods use the same type threading. If memory serves, it was a 1/4'' – 20 coarse.
Glue the holder and the nut
The Loctite glue directions say to put some glue on both parts, wait five minutes and then stick them together. Once they're together, clamp & wait for 2 hrs (24 for full strength).
I ended up having to put braces on the sides to increase the strength of the structure. Also, I ended up using Super Glue for those braces.
Use your iPhone or other camera phone to create a masterpiece
There's barely any need for instructions on this project, so I'll just leave you with some pictures of the finished product.
We currently working on connecting our gorilla tripod to our moped for use with our Flip Ultra HD. We'll bring you the photos, when we get to it.