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Seeing all the shaky video online rom iPhones and smart phones is getting to me. Although I encourage people to make videos with what they have sometimes a little trick can go a LONG way in improving the quality of the shot. 

This ible will show you how to make a iPhone or Smart phone tripod mount in 10 min using basic tools in your shop. With this you can attach the phone to a tripod. Also i find attaching it to a mini tripod gives you a handle that you can do way better hand held shots that are exponentially more stable and watchable.

Here is the video of the build:

 

Step 1: Tools and materials

For this you will need 

Tools:
  1. Handsaw i prefer the fancy dancy Japanese saws as they cut really nice in PVC
  2. Miter box
  3. Drill
  4. 13/64 drill bit
  5. 1/4-20 tap
  6. coarse file
  7. Utility knife
  8. Marker
  9. Carpenters square
  10. Vice or clamp to hold the PVC when cutting the slot for the phone
  11. Really messy bench top (not needed but good for a ible 'Cool factor'
Materials:
  1. 3/4 inch PVC preferably thick walled (either plumbing or electrical (the cream color or grey color) PVC will do)
  2. Mini tripod (you can get these at WallMart or discount store for a couple dollars
<p>Brilliantly simple and even looks good. I would use a 1/4-20 nut though. I swap cameras frequently on my full-size tripod and would prefer the durability of the metal nut.</p>
10 minutes? NOT including sawing or any non-perfect tool use. Cost me trip to store for nearly zero availability for the grey PVC, but TOTALLY worth it's weight (&amp; then some), in gold. I've needed a holder for weeks, thanks so much!! Uber easy for 1st timer!
Fantastic.
Clever and simple!

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