Introduction: Rat Trap Phone Stand
I made it at Techshop. http://www.techshop.ws/
I wanted a phone stand for my new phone, so I came up with the idea of using a rat trap and some rubberized drawer liner. This is how I did it. Please excuse my terminology; I am not familiar with rat trap components.
Step 1: Release Spring Tension
Using pliers I released the spring tension off the primary wire.
Step 2: Bend the Standard Wire That Sets the Trap
Top is a standard wire that sets the trap, I used small pliers to create a C pattern in the end (wire shown on bottom).
Step 3: Cut Rubberize Drawer Liner to Size
I used the trap for the cut out pattern on the rubberized drawer liner. I used household scissors to cut. I went wide and will trim close later.
Step 4: Glued the Rubberized Drawer Liner on the Back
I glued the rubberized drawer liner on the back of rat trap. I used household cement. I agonize over using the correct glue; but a general purpose glue did just fine. I put the glue in the four corners and then did a zigzag pattern down the middle. I pressed the shelf liner on, and then just turn it over to dry.
Step 5: Assembly of C Wire to Primary Wire
I flipped the trap over and hook the C wire to the primary wire to act as a stand. I did not put a stop on the primary wire to stop the C wire from moving up. I just let it slide to a resting position. I lucked out and the C wire stopped at a great position (angle) to have my phone sitting at. You might want to either put a kink in primary wire or a piece of tape for a stop (if you so desire).