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It's easy to make a cardboard phone stand, but mine wore down after a couple months, so I decided to laser-cut a new one out of barely sturdier material. While doing so, I decided to to make a couple angles available. I like to have my phone "standing" at a high angle when video-calling, and I like to have it "lying" at a low angle while watching media.

Step 1: Laser-cut and Glue

This instructable assumes you can operate a laser cutter. Just laser-cut the provided design, phone_stand.svg.

It's assuming 3mm thick material, if you change that, you'll need to change the sizes of the cross lap joints.

The design includes some surplus crosspieces. I used them along with an elastic band to help keep the pressure on during glue-up

Step 2: Standing Angle

This is the angle I use for video calls

Step 3: Reclining Angle

I like this angle for watching media

Step 4: Bonus Angle

Just for kicks. I don't know if I'll ever use this angle.

<p>This is so cool! when I saw this, I knew that I had to make it. So, I did! it has worked great, and almost everyone I know has wanted me to make one for them! This works great, and the weird cut in the middle works great for filming things close up, like on a table. Great project! everyone who owns a laser cutter should make this! I own a Full Spectrum C02 fiber optic flatbed laser cutter, that can cut up to I believe 1/8&quot; sheet metal, but I know for a fact that you do not need one for cutting 1/8 inch wood. This is possibly the simplest, yet most efficient laser cut phone stand ever.</p>

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