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Turn Your Phone Into A GPS Using K'nex!

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Imagine this: your lost in the wilderness on a lonely back road. You have no idea where you are and no way to find out. If only you had a way to find your way home! Luckily, you still have your cell phone and a box of K'nex in the trunk. It's time to make the (emergency) K'nex GPS/phone holder! This holder works for any rectangular device, such as the HTC EVO, iPhone, or Droid.* This can also be used as a dashcam to take video of any notable incidents while driving.
 
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Step 1: Partz

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You will need: 16 white connectors; 8 blue connectors; 11 yellow connectors; 10 grey connectors; 8 green connectors; 14 red connectors; 75 green rods; 52 white rods; 5 blue rods; 4 black caps; 5 blue separators; 4 grey separators; 6 blue caps; and 2 green bendy rods.

Step 2: Base

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Build the base, which is shown here from two different angles.

Step 3: Back Support

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Build these two pieces, then stack them. Next, add two white rods where shown.

Step 4: Add Back To Base

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Add the back to the base as shown.

Step 5: Neck Piece

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Build these pieces, and add them to the top of the back.

Step 6: Other Pieces

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Build these two pieces and add them to the back as shown.

Step 7: Back Of The Case

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Build the back of the base, and add white rods. Next make two restraining beams and add them where shown.

Step 8: Blue Rods

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Add two blue rods to the case. Add a grey separator and a blue cap to each blue rod on the front of the case (the side with the restraint beams). On the back side, add two blue separators and a grey separator to each blue rod.

Step 9: Swiveling Parts

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Build this piece, and add a blue rod with a black cap as shown. Next, attach it to the case via the two side blue rods. Make sure the center white connector is facing outwards. Add black caps to the two blue rods on the sides.

Step 10: Attach To Base

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Attach the case to the base by inserting the center blue rod on the case through the center hole in the neck piece. Next, add a blue separator and a black cap.
nerfrocketeer (author) 1 year ago
If anyone builds this please post a picture!
"Turn left now". "You've reached your destination".
Shut up you stupid GPS! "recalculating, recalculating!"
"Successfully recalculated" "redirecting."
XD
;D
nerfrocketeer (author)  Blue Mullet 21 year ago
X
My phone AND my GPS both do that a lot... :)
Nice!
Thanks!
Nice!
Thanks!
Nice idea and nicely executed; I can totally see why this was featured. Good job!
Thanks!
hunter9991 year ago
Awesome!
nerfrocketeer (author)  hunter9991 year ago
Thanks!
Spyro2601 year ago
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nerfrocketeer (author)  Spyro2601 year ago
Ok
JonnyBGood1 year ago
Oh my goodness!!! You featured!! Good job! I may make one of these for my dad's tom-tom.
nerfrocketeer (author)  JonnyBGood1 year ago
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! Thanks! =D
HollyMann1 year ago
Awesome! Looks great!
nerfrocketeer (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thanks so much for featuring it!!! :)
No problem - it looks amazing and your instructable was so detailed it's great!
nerfrocketeer (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thanks!
nerfrocketeer (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thanks! It comes in handy a lot... Also for hands-free phone usage! =D