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Picture of iPhone 4 tripod mount
introiPhone 4 tripod mountI wanted to have tripod mount for my iPhone4 to use video or Facetime. I have looked online and there are some price range $14-50 dollars with shipping. I do not find exactly what I need for my iphone because there is no durable and hold the iphone all four corners for vibration, bumping, or slide out accidentally. I plan to use the tripod do filming on motion. What I see only available out there only slide in. I do not trust that product and I can not afford to drop my iPhone4.

I had thought and I had a brilliant idea to create iPhone mount. I have extra lay around the free iPhone case cover from Apple. I bought years ago the L bracelet for camera mount for 50 cent. I am sure you can find online camera supplies or go local camera stores that sell very cheap the adapters, L bracelet camera mount or whatever.

You will need simple few items:

Iphone4 case cover.L bracelet for camera.
Tripod.A drill and drill bits
A screw driver.Electrical tape
Plier or nose plier

It only took me 10 minutes to drill and screw them on L bracelet and iPhone4 case cover. Then I can set my iPhone on my tripod vertical or Horizontal for videoing and Facetime. I can set the iphone vertical or Horizontal perfect level by using the free apps iHandy level. It works perfectly and level.

I am very happy with it.

More coming for DIY iPhone Steady Cam and Len mount when I will have a chance. I will post them.  
 
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Step 1: IPhone4 Case

Picture of iPhone4 Case
You will need iPhone4 case that I used for building the tripod mount. You can also use two pieces close case for your iPhone4 that will work the same way. You can buy iPhone4 case any where at ATT store or at Best Buy or at Apple store or anywhere they sell. 

 I made the determine where I want to mount the L bracelet on the iPhone4 case. I put 2x4 lumber beneath for me drill through.
warrrkocz8 months ago

I think it is very good idea for my Iphone

DiyProjects3 years ago
Awesome
very well done.
prodo1233 years ago
I did this with an Incase Snap from the free case program, and Krazy Glue. It was a hell of a time getting plastic to stick to metal...but since I lacked a drill it had to be done.
Scoring both the metal and the plastic with the knife did the trick, if you're wondering how in the world I stuck plastic and metal together. And a 1-hour curing period.
Then I Krazy Glued a nut to the L-bracket. This was even harder...same method.
Overall, it's a landscape version of this. Also the L-bracket covers the slient button for better camera angles.
deafanimator (author)  prodo1233 years ago
That is other option you do that will work well. Do you have photo of them? I am curious.
Some a**hole broke it. Should have used epoxy.