On long trips, and even just driving around town, I like to have my mp3 player on hand. I can't go far without my favorite podcasts like the Skeptic's Guide, StarShipSofa, and the Drabblecast to keep me busy!
In the past, the player has ended up dropped in the passenger seat, shoved in the glove box, or even on a lanyard around my neck, all to make sure it's nearby if I need to skip a track or pause it or something. But no more! With just a few minutes work with some sugru, I've got a mount on my dash that exactly conforms to the shape of my mp3 player.
This project should work just as well for a phone, iPod, media player, or whatever electronics you'd like to have within easy reach while driving!
Here's a little demonstration video with making instructions:
This should be done a day or two before starting this project.
It's a good idea to test if the sugru will bond to your dash, as it doesn't form a permanent bond with all materials. I had plenty of othersugrurelatedprojects going on, so during one of them I pinched off a piece and stuck it to an inconspicuous part of my car's dashboard. I checked it in a couple of days, and it was pretty hard to remove! I'm glad I did it in an out of sight area, as it left a minor scar in the vinyl after being removed.
You may want to consider that, as if you ever remove this mount it may leave some minor scuff marks on your dashboard! I'm not overly concerned, as my car's 13 years old and not worth that much anyway, but for those of you highfalutin folks with yer fancy new horseless carriages, this may be an issue.