DIY Phone Stand - Paper Clip Mobile Phone Stand - 2min, $0 Project

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This is a very easy project to make a Mobile Phone / Tablet / Phablet Stand using just a paper clip. The phone can be held in either the landscape or portrait mode. The phone that I used to test this out was Motorola Defy which is a 115g phone. The Tablet that I used to test this was Nexus 7.
The trick of this stand is that it uses the device's own weight to prevent itself from toppling over - just like a bookend.

Level : Easy
Cost  : $0 (approx.)
Time  : 2 min

I have also discovered that if you use two of these paper clip stands you can easily support a Tablet in landscape mode.

There is also a video to this and if you want you can jump directly to the last step to go to the video.

Step 1: Materials Needed

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For this project you would need only these

1. A paper clip (obviously)
2. A pair of pliers or something similar to bend the paper clip.
zuri3003 months ago

cool about to make it

patnext302 years ago
I'm voting for the paperclip stand because it used a resource that many people have on hand for $0 cost; it takes less than five minutes to construct.
funnyfun3422 years ago
didnt know that was possible
Strydon2 years ago
Is that a Marlon Brando impersonation :-) nice instructable ?
ab727 (author)  Strydon2 years ago
What, the Godfather's? I just wish. No, sorry if it gave that impression but it was not and I believe it would be the worst impersonation of his voice - ever.