Introduction: Recycled Dual-Purpose Phone Dock and Sound Amplifier

This is a dual phone dock / sound amplifier using reused and recycled toilet paper cardboard. It is a cheap, simple yet effective dock for any phone that also works as an amplifier for some phones.

Since it is using a paper tube -- cylindrical shape -- phones with downward facing speakers will have it's sound amplified. This is because the sound waves travel and bounce or echo around the tube before leaving at the two open exit areas,

Step 1: BoM

  • Empty Toilet Paper Roll (Recycled)
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Dowel
  • Googly eyes
  • Stickers
  • Ribbon
  • Any decorative / crafty things

Tools:

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Box Cutter

Step 2: Hole for Phone

Measure the width of your phone and trace it out. Then, cut a hole for the phone's width on the toilet paper roll with a box cutter.

Step 3: Stand

Glue two long popsicle sticks onto the opposite side of the phone hole, but not directly opposite. You'd want to experiment with the angle of the phone you like the most and then glue the popsicle stick on the very bottom planar to the table.

Step 4: Supports

To prevent the toilet paper roll from crashing cut two dowels the length of the diameter of the toilet paper roll and glue onto the outer rim of the paper roll.

Step 5: Decorate and Enjoy!

Decorate the phone stand. I chose mine to be more of a rainbow coloured stand with 3D letterings made with hot glue. I also made another style with shiny ribbons and a couple of aquatic stickers since I love the ocean.

This is up to you to design and choose!

Enjoy your recycled dual phone stand and amplifier!

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