Introduction: Credit Card IPhone Stand

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If you have a membership card that's expired and is just taking up space you can turn it into your own iPhone or iPod stand with just a few cuts.

I used a Dremel to get the job done here, but you can easily do the same thing with a pair of scissors. A hole punch would be handy as well.

All, right let's make this thing!

Step 1: The Membership Card

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Duane Reade is New York's "#1 Drug Store" and that's great for them, but I live in Califronia so it's perfect fodder for a project.

Here you can see the main card as well as the two smaller ones that you can put on your keychain.

Step 2: Notch the Big Card

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First step here is to cut a couple notches in the big card. I used a Dremel with a cut-off wheel for this.

Step 3: Notch the Smaller Cards

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I clamped the two keychain cards together and used the cut-off wheel again to cut a couple of angled notches in the cards.

Step 4: Cut Out the Holder

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Now we need to cut out a space for the iPhone to go into. I used the Dremel again here.

Alternative: Use a hole punch to punch out the curved bottom of the notch and use a pair of scissors to cut out the rest.

Step 5: Put It All Together

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Slide the big card into the notches on the two keychain cards and your stand is ready to go!

Step 6: Add IPhone

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Now just drop your iPhone or any other iPhone-shaped gadget and you're good to go!

I originally planned on the phone resting on the big card, but the notches in the front held it on their own. It's still nice to have the full-size card in the back as you can use it to guide the phone into the notches.

That's it, now your iPhone can stand up for itself!


yuzhengwen made it! (author)2015-06-16

Made it! Simple, effective. I can even still use to phone (Touching it lightly) when its on the stand!

Monomann (author)2013-07-03

Simple & effective. I like.

XxIR5FGxX (author)2013-06-03

Gonna try it with cardboard

NeuronaChoca (author)2010-11-25

really nice, cheapper and easy to do never else =) Maybe, we can try to cut the bigest one to make it smaller and it will work well, let me try =D

udinho (author)2010-01-24

doesn't the credit card scratches the iPod?

fungus amungus (author)udinho2010-01-25

No. It might do that if the hole was so small you had to really force it in there. As it is, it hasn't been a problem at all.

schoonovermr (author)2010-01-23

what's Duane Reade?

A drugstore chain in New York City.

piggleliggle (author)2010-01-21

 Woah! That's really smart!!! Pity I don' have any cards to spare...yet. 

You will. Just sign up at a supermarket for a club card. Dead hotel keys also work.

wanad (author)2010-01-21

Nice idea!

Andy-K (author)2010-01-18

 This is an awesome idea. I think if I build one I will try to make it a iPhone dock as well. If I could, somehow, make a bottom piece that holds an iPhone cable in the right place I think that would be a good addition.

lioneatr (author)2010-01-18

Nice and Simple
Nice Job!

jraufman (author)2010-01-18

 good one!

capricorn (author)2010-01-18

Easy and fun.

Way to go :)

Jayefuu (author)2010-01-18

How is it that Instructables HQ are suddenly inundated with these cards? Neat holder though :)

Doctor What (author)2010-01-18

 Cool!  You sure have a ton of ideas for Duane Reade cards.  

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