The Duct Tape Cell Phone Tripod Case!
What's You'll Need
1. Cell Phone
2. Duct Tape
3. Invisible Tape
4. Tape Measure
6. Utility Knife
7. Tripod Mount from an Old Camera
Step 1: Measure Phone & Create Duct Tape Cloth
For those unfamiliar (and unfortunate enough to have not found) the wonderful world of duct tape cloth/fabric, let's start by discussing what that is! Those familiar with making duct tape cloth/fabric can gloss through this step.
Duct tape fabric is a 2-ply layering of duct tape, sticky sides together, the following is geared toward this specific project (in terms of dimensions) but can be followed for other instructables for which duct tape cloth is needed.
Just ensure that other projects do not have their own methods (such as adhering the duct tape to paper, aluminum foil, or other material to provide a more sturdy fabric).
Ply 1 of Duct Tape Fabric (Bottom Ply):
Using the cell phone measurements from the previous step, tear strips of duct tape somewhat larger than the exact measurement + 2.5" of the the long side of the phone, in the neighborhood of 1"-2" larger (this doesn't need to be exact, as the excess will be cut off).
Lay the first strip of tape down, sticky side up, and tear off another piece of roughly the same size.
Overlap the second piece on top of the first piece by it's long side, still sticky side up, by 1/4" and continue until you have achieved a size as big as or greater than the circumfrance of the phone + 2.5".
Ply 2 of Duct Tape Fabric (Top Ply):
Using Ply 1 as a guide, overlay the strips with duct tape of similar length (as pictured) and continue with the 1/4" overlap until all of Ply 1 is covered.
Finishing Duct Tape Fabric for Use:
Trim duct tape cloth using the utility knife to remove excess tape and square up the shape of the cloth, providing straight edges to work with.