Introduction: Car-Cd-Player-Smartphone-Holder

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Welcome to my mini instructable.

I made that smartphone holder for several cars and smartphones. I never used the cd player in my cars, but it was always placed in the area wich i would choose for my phone to be. Mostly the radio + cd-slot very easy to reach and quit fast to look at even while you drive.

This is the location were i WANT my navigation on journeys, i think it is more safe, than hanging in front of me, plumped on the windshield and disturbing my view. (When it is not falling down instantly ;-) )

So i looked for an option to place my phone there ... and here it is ... two handcrafted c-clamps with an slot-hook

You need:

- a small peace of thin mdf board, the size depends on your phone.

- a fret saw ( my first and favorite prototyping tool ;-) )

- a pen

Step 1: Draw the Clamp on the Board

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draw an c-clamp on the board. Take the measurements from our phone by yourself or look for them in the internet.Draw it a little bit tighter than the measurements say. You can adjust and adapt it to your phone, by sanding it later

draw an slot-hook to the c-clamp. In this case make it thicker than you measured the slot-size. You can adjust and adapt it to your cd-player, by sanding it later.

Step 2: Sawing

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Saw the Clamps an sand them till you like the result. Keep them clean when you test it at the cd-player to prevent damage from the slot or the mechanic by dust or splinters.

Step 3: Enjoy But Take Attention.

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Enjoy this small helper.

Warning:

Take care, that there ist no CD in your Radio. Otherwise an accidently ejection could harm your phone and the falling phone may distract attention from driving !!!! I showed you mine ... show me yours in the comments, thnx !

Comments

S0dyP0p (author)2017-08-17

I'd had the same thought that this would be a great place for my phone. Thanks for sharing your solution! What is the thickness of the "slot hook" as you call it?

BKTRIE (author)S0dyP0p2017-08-22

i allways start with 4 mm thickness. Thats in the most cases thin enough. In this KIA i went down to 3.3 mm ... sometimes i designed a little hook at its end .... if there was not enough clamping force from the sealing lip

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