Here I describe how to make a hopefully fairly robust stand made from a Corn Flakes Packet for your ipod/ iphone, squeezebox controller, mobile phone or most other handheld media devices.
It features two viewing positions for watching photos/ movies/ album art from your device, near vertical for distance viewing & 30 deg inclines for close up viewing.
It's not a new concept of course but I thank Piers for his design with the same basic geometry as I've used. original
nb the dimensions of the stand are good for the squeezebox controller and probably most other devices too. I've included the visio file in step 8 if you wish to modify or better. please post your results.
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Step 1: Tools and materials
A printout of the design from either jpeg or visio file
Corn Flakes packet or suitable card
cutting board or suitable table protector
hobby glue (pva or similar)
Step 2: Transfer the template design to card, score then cut
Score the dashed lines with the reverse of the cutting blade, so that it leaves an impression through to the card. This will make folding neater & easier later.
Now cut round the perimiter using either scissors or the stanley blade & ruler. (I used a combination of both)
Finish off any bits you've missed with scissors
After taking the template away, you'll be left with the card ready for folding & glueing.