Picture of How to make Acrylic iPhone Stand
I have been looking for a while for a decent iPhone dock or stand that would be compatible with my iPhone 4 with bumper case. After my internet searches came up short, I decided to design one myself.  I already had some clear acrylic, so I chose to use this as the main material.

The result is a stylish, modern and useful iPhone stand that both looks good and is functional. This is my first instructable

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Picture of Tools and Materials
- Acrylic sheet
- Printer
- Glue
- Wooden blocks, for holding while heating and bending
- Heat gun
- File or grinder to smooth edges
- Bandsaw, jigsaw or manual saw and patience
- Scroll saw or coping saw
- Sandpaper
- Drill and drill bits
CagedChimp4 years ago
Great ible. I decided to make this this evening and it turned out great, though I used a torch instead of a heat gun to melt the plastic.
phib3r_0ptik (author)  CagedChimp4 years ago
Glad that it worked out for you. Any pictures of your result?
Heres a pic of the finished product. It was a slightly modified version of yours since I have a Droid Incredible and thinner plexi.
vwluvrs4 years ago
You could polish the edges, either by using polishing compound, or with a torch...
Info here:

Great able though!
shtihl3 years ago
that bending with a heat gun is great. i made a TV button shield to keep my little ones from change the settings on the TV using a busted document stand sign thingy (real technical, eh?) i used a painters heat gun that i bought for $20 at the orange signed big box hardware store. only issue i had (tho i did not care) was the cracking look in the acrylic where i bent it. any suggestions on how i can improve this?
capoeira4u4 years ago
Here's one I'm using. It's just an acrylic name card stand you can buy at any stationary store for $1 :)
name card stand.jpg
Nice! Thanks for the great idea!
angeldiazg4 years ago
If you cut the lower part of the "wings", you will be able to use the dock with iphone in horizontal mode. The upper part of "wings" will still hold the phone when in vertical mode.
Designed Solidworks = Awesomeness
Love your idea. I may take the Solid Works file and scale it up to be usable for an iPad, foot would need to be larger to support the extra weight, but shouldn't be too difficult.
WVvan4 years ago
Double Plus Good.
I didn't realize you could use a heat gun to soften up the acrylic to where it would bend. That gives me a few ideas... (cue mad scientist laugh).
neither did i on the heat gun... that makes sence. oh the possibilities
loadboard4 years ago
I like it!
Lindie4 years ago
Great idea! Nice!
roftranspo4 years ago
Thanks for the info. Going to use this to design a stand application that has been in my head but didn't know how to implement :)
agguilar4 years ago
milesduggan4 years ago
I am so going to make a mac mini mount because I have a bunch of leftover acrylic from another project! Thanks for the ideas!! Keep it up!
Diabloscope4 years ago
I like it , Nice
Awesome job!

Add a bit o' Velcro to the bottom of the stand, your car dash, the phone and the stand again - and you have a cool removable car dock.
NatNoBrains4 years ago
Very, very nice and simple!