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Bike Cellphone Holder

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This is an instructable on how to make a cellphone holder for your bike that fits in your water bottle holder. Money and other small items can be stashed in it as well.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Things you will need to complete this project:
- Water bottle (maybe an old free one that would otherwise just be taking up room in your house)
- Duct tape
- x-acto knife or some kind of blade even scissors could work
- Permanent marker
- Ruler
- Rubber band

Step 2: Cutting the bottle

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In this step you are going to be cutting a rectangular shaped slot slightly bigger than your phone in the side of the water bottle.
1) Measure the length and width of your phone.
2) Draw a rectangle on the bottle a little bit bigger than those measurements.
3) Cut the rectangle out with an x-acto knife. Save the piece that you cut out, you will need it later.

Step 3: Making the cradle

In this step you will be making a cradle for the phone in the water bottle.
1) Cut a piece of duct tape about 8 inches long.
2) Hold your phone in it like a hammock with the stick side on the outside.
3) Carefully lower the duct tape hammock, with the phone in it, into the slot in the water bottle until it hits the bottom. Let it stick to the bottom and tape the two ends to the outside of the bottle.
4) Pull your phone out and do this again until the sides of the slot are covered in duct tape.
5) Put some tape on the end of the cradle to keep the phone from sliding out the top.
moskiii139 months ago
This is a very neat craft and I will definitely be making one for myself. One thing though: do you think it is possible to cover the duct tape with some plastic or something water proof and still hold water in the bottle at the same time? Thanks!
--moskiii13
rschack (author)  moskiii139 months ago
Thanks! Hmm... maybe so. I bet you could figure something out.
finnrambo2 years ago
is this your first instructable?
rschack (author)  finnrambo2 years ago
No. Why do you ask?
It just seemed like a first instructable in that it's useful but not quite as complicated as a 15th or so instructable (4 steps as opposed to 30).
rschack (author)  finnrambo2 years ago
I don't have the patience or the time to write out that many steps. Most of the instructables I have made are just pictures that's why it says that I have so many. I have really only done like five or something.
True, I envy the highschoolers who have so much time but just spend it playing Black Ops. I don't have a clue where you get the patience to do claymation though :)
rschack (author)  finnrambo2 years ago
Haha yeah. as you can see though I don't have that many claymations and they are just simple, so I am still working on the whole patience thing. :)
I think you'd be very surprised to see some of the extraordinary first time Instructables we get on the site! Whether it's your 1st or 500th we encourage all kinds of cool projects like this one :)
You can view a users instructables (as well as the dates that they were created) by clicking on their avatar or name at the right side of the screen. It also lists a user's number of instructables under their avatar. (That's what the one is under your avatar.) Hope that helps :)
mischka2 years ago
Great Idea to store your phone in a plastic bottle. So its protected against rain, but think you cant hear it while biking. Next step is to add an alert LED to the bottle to see when its ringing ;-)
rschack (author)  mischka2 years ago
Yeah that's a great idea, or maybe have the led on the handlebars to prevent from wrecking by looking down at your water bottle. :)
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