For this instructable ( my first ) I'll be showing you how I built a tripod adapter for my smartphone from free, found objects for nothing more than a couple of hours out of my day.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
-Square & Ruler
-Drill w/ 3/16' Drill Bit
-1/4-20 Tap w/ Tap Handle
-Coarse file & Sand Paper
-Saw (power or hand is your choice, I used both)
Step 2: Cutting the Parts
Luckily, The "StarBoard" was the right thickness for my phone. I started by cutting an "L" shape out of it a 1/2" wide all the way around. As long as the ends of the "L" extend past the center of the phone on both sides by about a half inch you should be fine.
Next were the front and back panels. Both were cut from the temp. tag. The back panel was easy, I just free handed some curves and cut them out. The front panel was a little more challenging for my phone. I wanted keep full access to the touch screen and home button so I had to cut enough away while still leaving something on the sides to hold the phone in. For this I oversized the panel and carefully trimmed it to final shape after glue-up.