On my quest to make the simplest most inexpensive iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 tripod adapter, I think I've finally come up with THE solution. It only has four parts! My last tripod mount
had 10 parts. I don't think that it's possible to make a sturdy DIY iPhone 4 tripod mount with fewer parts. If it is possible, please let me know so that I can tell my videography students about it!
Similar to the glif, my iPhone tripod mount attaches to an iPhone without the case. If you're really insistent on keeping the case on your phone, then check out my suction cup version
I hope that you enjoy the video!
shelf mounting bracket (see video to see what kind)
1/4"-20 thumb nut
1/4"-20 screw (if it's too long, cut it with a dremel)
2" diameter neoprene rubber washer
Phillips head screwdriver