Introduction: DIY Phone Stand - Made on Board Flight

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Make your phone stand in sky(just being poetic in saying made on board flight).

Not always are you offered with awesome in-flight entertainment. You'd rather want to watch something from your phone and watch it hands-free.

Here is an instructable that helps you with the hands-free part.

First of all, The resources at your disposal are limited. The scissors, lights, matchbox, swiss-knife and shotgun would have been dumped at the security check point. So, lets make the most of what is available.

Step 1: Air Sickness Bag & Cup of Water

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Fish into the seat pocket for the Air Sickness Bag. Look for it frantically in case you want to freak you co-passenger.

Ask for a cup of water from the cabin attendant and gulp it down.

Step 2: Draw a Circle

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Draw a circle with the cup's rim on the top end of the paper. Don't expect your co-passenger to lend a pen. Toying around with Air Sickness Bag means you are on your own.

Step 3: Tear Out the Circle

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Fold the paper along the circle diametre and tear out a circle that's about 3mm less in dia, large enough for the cup to pass through the hole.

Step 4: Insert the Cup

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Insert the cup through the hole and ensure the rim does not pass through.

Step 5: 'M' Shaped Fold

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Make an 'M' shaped fold about 3cm from the cup. Fold the last flap backwards.

Step 6: Place the Phone Between the Ridge and the Cup

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You have yourself a phone stand made completely with materials on board.

Step 7: Watch Your Favourite Show

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Also look for the relief on the co-passenger's face.


ianheavy (author)2014-09-13

I'll be flying transatlantic soon, I can see I'll now have something to keep me occupied.

dinesh kumar c (author)ianheavy2014-09-14

remember to take a photo and post it

immortalcrafter (author)2014-09-07

Will do. Have a good one. ✌️

immortalcrafter (author)2014-09-07

Two and a half men. Good choice. I have all of the seasons on DVD. The new ones with ash is dumb in my opinion. Great 'ible btw I'm so going to do this and may make a few sounds while taking out the bag. Lol

pls remember to post the photo

hahahaha.... I was looking for who would read between the lines that ash can never replace Charlie.. thanks btw

mmaatkamp (author)2014-09-06

Nice one. But it is possible to take scissors on board. Just make sure they are shorter then the attendants' ID-card.

dinesh kumar c (author)mmaatkamp2014-09-07

I am sure you can... perhaps you can cut a cleaner circle

Gutterclean (author)2014-09-06

Great idea, and excellent use of your time on a flight to make an Instructable. Two thumbs up.

bob3030 (author)2014-09-06

Necessity is the mother of invention. Good improvising I think McGiver did something similar.

JM1999 (author)2014-09-05


I have never seen so big cups on any of the 20+ flight I have been on, great idea though!

JM1999 (author)JM19992014-09-05

Oh, did you experience turbulence on that flight?

That would be an interesting test for it...

dinesh kumar c (author)JM19992014-09-05

yes I did.. I don't think enough to test though

pucksurfer (author)2014-09-05

It's another one of those trashy inventions, just this time in a convenient place. Great job


M3G (author)2014-09-05

You're a genius! Definately doing this next time I fly.

dinesh kumar c (author)M3G2014-09-05

thanks M3G... upload the photo once you do it

ErwanJez (author)2014-09-05

So clever, now I'm forced to try it on my next flight, No choice.

dinesh kumar c (author)ErwanJez2014-09-05

thank the 'I made it' button and post the photo

tscott25 (author)2014-09-05

What a Brilliant idea!!! Kudos! !! Now. to make one of these for the home use.???? I use the remote control a lot to prop my phone but not a really good idea when you need to use the remote!

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