Whether you're off on a long road trip or just popping down to the shops, it's always good to have your tech close at hand. This project shows you how to keep your phone and GPS device just where you need them, using Sugru + magnets + err the Queen! :)
OK let's explain. Recently we realised that certain coins here in UK are magnetic (1p's, 2p's, 5p's and 10p's). They are not as strong as a second magnet, but are perfect for some applications. In fact, all kinds of metal objects could be used...
This means you can make your Sugru + magnets kit go twice as far, just by substituting a magnet for the Queen's head! (For those of you outside the UK, a washer or something else magnetic can work too)
For the phone mount we used
- x1 minipack of Sugru - buy some Sugru
- x1 neodymium disc magnet - we used the magnets in the Sugru + magnets kit
- x1 UK copper coin (washers will work too)
For the GPS mount we used
- x2 minipacks of Sugru
- x2 neodymium disc magnets
- x2 UK copper coins
Top Tip: One minipack of sugru is enough to attach two coins or two magnets.
Cut open a mini pack of sugru and divide it into two equal parts.
Squidge one piece onto the back of the coin and press it into a pyramid shape.
Then carefully but firmly press the magnet onto your phone, so that sugru squeezes out around the edge of the magnet. (enjoy that moment, it's soooo satisfying!)
Top Tip: Make sure the surface you are applying the sugru to is clean.