Introduction: Iphone Car Stand Doc for IPhone or IPod Touch

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A restraint system for an iPhone or iPod Touch for the car. Uses items that you have in home, only buy Velcro ($3), a green concept!

After finding no discreet support in the market specific for the iPhone, I decided to make one myself.

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Step 1: Step 1 - USB Cable...

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We need three sleeves from the cables that come with the Apple USB cables (surely there are other objects that you can use).

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Step 2: Step 2 - Cutting

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Cut one of the two tabs that make the function clamp

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Step 3: Step 3 - Cutted

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This is the result of the cut

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Step 4: Step 4 - Cutting Other Side

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Cut like the photo

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Step 5: Step 5 - Cutted

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This is the result of the cut. Repeat the cuts in the other two parts

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Step 6: Step 6 - Paste to Plastic Support

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Paste these parts on the plastic base that comes in the box, like you see in the photo, two at the bottom and one on the side like photo (the black parts of the photo is a step we will see later).

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Step 7: Step 7 - Details

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Details of the side pasted piece

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Step 8: Step 8 - Use Specific Adhesive

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To paste the pieces use adhesive specific for use on plastics. In my case I used "Ceys for difficult plastics", which comes with a priming bottle. Recommend first scratch the area to paste, and then paste. It's important respect the drying time that indicates the manufacturer.

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Step 9: Step 9 - Warning With Adhesive Vapors

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Keep in mind that vapors typical of these adhesives leave white spots around the area glued (like I did). To solve the problem, use tape to do make a mask, and take care not to paste the tape with adhesive.

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Step 10: Step 10 - Test

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Shows how to insert the iPhone. The plastic pieces glued on the base are elastic and allow the iPhone to fit, and then stay put.

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Step 11: Step 11 - Enougth Velcro

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This is the kind of Velcro used to attach the support to the car. It's specifically for heavy items.

We will paste two, one for the iPhone in the vertical position and one for the horizontal position. Before placing them check their position and adapt it for your car.

This way, you only need to use one piece of Velcro on the car.

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Step 12: Step 12 - Micro and Speaker

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The base covers the microphone and speaker.
We have to make holes in the exact position to uncover them. Then we need to smooth out the edges.

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Step 13: Step 13 - Power Buton

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The space between the power button and the plastic is very small, and causes accidental stops. We have to cut the plastic.
We made two cuts with a knife for the start and the end of the cut.
Then cut the plastic carefully with a knife.

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Step 14: Step 14 - Look at Your IPhone or Ipod Touch in Your Car!

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Also if you want, or if you need, you can make a hole through the bottom (In the doc connection zone) or at the top (in the area for headphone jack) to connect the iPhone through the car audio systems.

Now you can paste the base in the car, and then put in the iPhone or iPod Touch.

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iKill (author)2008-04-23

hmmm i sense a jailbroken apple device

The nerdling (author)iKill2012-06-06

duh, you can see activator on the first pic

invisiblelight386 (author)2008-08-06

wow this is realy cool. cant wait til someonr makes voise control program. then i could make it hands free, GPS, Phone, Music.

DUUUDE you predicted SIRI before Steve JOBS!

The nerdling (author)jammaBt2012-06-06

if only ibles had a like button
then youd get my like

radame (author)2011-06-21

This is VERY GOOD! i have this is my car now...

ssoltero (author)2009-01-09

Wow, this looks like a great idea. I'm gonna see if I can give it a whirl.

ipottouch1313 (author)2008-06-07

love it (jailbroken:D) im looking to upgrade to an ihone from a touch anyone know if its a good idea?

Spoonman (author)ipottouch13132008-10-04

Me, I love my iPhone. Where I work, my group supports the Exchange environment, and thus works with all of the mobile devices we give to salespeople/VPs/etc. The iPhone is the easiest to use and seems to be the most reliable. I used to have to reboot my Treo daily, I haven't rebooted my iPhone in the two weeks I've had it. That being said, connectivity with Exchange sucks and we won't support them in our environment.

not really worth it

GorillazMiko (author)2008-07-16

These are the best iPhone pictures I will/ have ever see/ seen.

CyberBill (author)2008-07-14

Just finished mine! :) I bought an iPhone 3G and used a box cutter to trim the white plastic packaging it came in. Instead of using USB clippie things, I took a CD and cut some small strips and used a soldering iron to bend them. Then I used epoxy to glue those strips to the trimmed packaging. Instead of using 3 clippies, I only used two. One is at the very top middle of the phone, and the other is in the lower left, coming in towards the home button. I covered the back with velcro and put velcro on the dash of my car. It holds pretty well and, like your setup, allows me to rotate and move the iPhone around.

Sirius Lock (author)2008-07-03

I'm in the middle of making this for my ipod touch, all I need it some plastic thats similar in shape and density to whats on the usb cable thing. I lost my original and after asking around, no one has any.

bernat (author)Sirius Lock2008-07-04

Well, you must be imaginetive

codester (author)2008-04-24

Love the good pics!!!!!

bernat (author)2008-04-24

I have rewritten again badly translated texts. Thank you CyberBill

CyberBill (author)2008-04-23

Great pictures, they were easy to follow... but the text is another story... I'm guessing you wrote this in a different language and translated it. You might want to get it rewritten, because it is pretty hard (impossible) to understand.

From step 10:
"The pieces are pasted elastic and allow the iPhone between and remain subject." == WTF?

Again, other than the text, its a great instructable. :)

bernat (author)CyberBill2008-04-24

Yes, you're right, I know. I'm from Spain and I don't speak english very well, I use a translator, but you're right, I have to fix it, and I will do, sure!. Thanks to your post!

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-04-22

Awesome! Your images are great, especially the ones with it in the car. Nice job, I really hope to see more from you. +1 rating.

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