Mobile phones have become a versatile & powerful tool for doing many different things. I have been using mine as a scanner. With many apps you can "scan" your documents, receipts, contracts in order to have a electronic version. To make it easier I built a stand that would hold my phone at the right distance in order to scan up to a 8.5" x 11" page. It's true that some apps will correct the image if you don't take it perfectly flat but a stand makes the job easier when you have many docs to scan. I use the app CamScanner on my Android phone, it works perfectly.
Step 1: Materials Needed
1 - 5/16" x 48" round wooden dowel
2 - 1/2" square boards 12 3/4" long
4 drops of wood glue
Everything can be purchased at the Home Depot or other hardware stores. I cut a old piece of walnut to make my 1/2" square boards.
Step 2: Making the Stand
1. Cut 4 dowels to a length of 10 1/2".
2. Cut 2 dowels to a length of 2 1/2".
3. Drill a 5/16" hole at each end of the square board at a 20 degree angle 1/2" in. Be careful not to drill through the side of the board because of the angle.
4. Drill 5/16" holes on the side of boards to a 1/4" depth 3" in.
5. Place 1 drop of glue in the 4 side holes and insert the 2 1/2 dowels.
6. The 4 legs are not glued so you can take it apart and carry it in your computer bag or to store it in a desk.