CD Cell Phone Stand

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Introduction: CD Cell Phone Stand

About: Hey, I'm Jerry! I love making innovative things that change people's lives.

Wait! Don't throw out that old CD when you can make it in to a cell phone stand! This is an instructable that will teach you how to make a cell phone stand out of a cd. please vote for it if you like it.

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Step 1: Materials

For this instructable, you will need matches, a candle, a cd, a sharpie, and scissors.

Step 2: Drawing Guidelines

First, you will have to draw guidelines to show you where to cut. The lines may vary depending on the size of your cell phone. The bold lines are where you cut and the dotted line are where you fold(explained later).

Step 3: Start Cutting

Now you can start to cut. If you cut and the cd starts to crack. Warm up the cd with the lit candle so it will be more soft.

Step 4: Folding

Now, you can start to fold on the dotted line. Warm up a line where you want to fold and now you can fold. This step needs time and patience. Don't just try to fold the tab all the way in the first warming session. Keep warming when needed. See the image for clarification on folding. If a tab breaks off, don't worry, just use super glue!

If there are any rough or pointy spots, just use sand paper.

Step 5: Finished

Now you have your very own cd stand! Save the earth, don't throw away that cd! ;)

Here is a great idea suggested by a reader:
bsebllplaya24-Instead of having one bottom piece holding it up, have two that are off to the sides of the bottom so that it can be charging.

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    28 Discussions

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    lori48
    lori48

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Looks nice but a little complicated. If you want a real hands free cell phone, go to carcellphonemount.com .  They have a new idea on cell phone mounts for your car and will announce new models for the "third hand" model for desk and office use.  It's pretty cool, no stupid suctions cups that always fall off.  check it out.

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    Gage987
    Gage987

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I'm thinking about making this and wondered if anybody tried dipping it in paint or using a sharpie to color it because if you use like a madonna cd or something I wouldn't show that to my friends tell me how it worked if you did paint it

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    declanthedork
    declanthedork

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Make sure to use spray paint for plastic though, cause I just spaced out and used normal and it just slides right off

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    JellyWoo
    JellyWoo

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    lol, do you mean painting front and back?

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    Gage987
    Gage987

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    yeah then like putting on like a cool design

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    mattech
    mattech

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I had a few mins to spare and needed a wall mounted phone holder so I gave it a try. I had trouble with cds splitting between layers so I used a clear spacer. Thanks for this quick and easy instructable.

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    santy22
    santy22

    11 years ago on Introduction

    i noticed the cd is a memorex so.... Is it true, or is it a cellphone stand?

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    santy22
    santy22

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    its an old memorex slogan "is it live, or is it memorex?"

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    DAND
    DAND

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Very creative, I really need a cell phone holder!

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    ohiopeanuts
    ohiopeanuts

    11 years ago on Introduction

    This worked great I modified it a bit to work in my car. Great idea!

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    MrUniverse
    MrUniverse

    11 years ago on Introduction

    It's done! This is my version of the cell phone stand:

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