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How can I create a shirt clip for my digital voice recorder? Answered

Hello, Instructables community!

I have a digital voice recorder. It doesn't come with a shirt clip. Thus, if if I put the DVR in my pocket, it will be sliding and may fall to its side (the item is not very tall). How can I create a shirt clip so that I can keep the recorder standing up in my pocket?

See first image. The silver device on the right has the shirt clip. The size of the device on the left (Sony) is 4.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 inches.

Unfortunately, the device that I bought does not have a shirt clip.  My device is 4.3 x 1.5 x 0.7 inches. I've attached four photos of my device. It's the one with a face that is black on top and silver on the bottom.
Preferably, I want a shirt-clip that won't leave any marks on the recorder.

Thank you!!!

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RavensCraftBest Answer (author)2013-03-10

Use one paper clip and two rubber bands.

Loop a rubber band through itself on each
end of the paper clip.

Slip rubber bands over DVR so that paper clip
is on side of DVR.

Clip paper clip to shirt pocket.

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stuffcreator (author)RavensCraft2013-03-10

RavensCraft,

Thank you so much for your reply to my post.

I understand crystal-clear your 1st, 3rd, and 4th sentence.

But I'm not sure I understand your second sentence (Loop a rubber band through itself on each end of the paper clip). Could you clarify, using words, a video, or photo?

Sorry for the hassle.

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RavensCraft (author)stuffcreator2013-03-12

Like in this video, but use rubber bands in place of string.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyzUmetVJFA

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stuffcreator (author)RavensCraft2013-03-12

RavensCraft,
That video on the lark's head knot helped.

I've taken a pic of my finished work. Let me know if I misunderstood your instructions.

Thanks.

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RavensCraft (author)2013-03-13

Yes your picture is what I had in mind.
You might also want to put a dab of epoxy on the
ends of the paper clip wire to keep the paper clip from
snagging on your shirt when you pull the DVR out.

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stuffcreator (author)RavensCraft2013-03-14

Preventing snagging is a great idea. Thanks RavensCraft.

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frollard (author)2013-03-10

https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/?sort=none&q=sugru

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stuffcreator (author)frollard2013-03-10

Frollard, I've heard of sugru, but how exactly do I use it in my case?

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frollard (author)stuffcreator2013-03-11

take apart a pen (with a nice pocket clip) - and sugru the clip to the recorder.

You can then remove it later with no marks.

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