DIY Ipod Tripod Mount

Introduction: DIY Ipod Tripod Mount

This instructable is to show you how to make a cheap tripod mount for your ipod or phone with basic parts found at home.
You will need:
-A soda can
-a nut that fits on your tripod

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Step 1: Cut the Can

Cut off both sides of your can, be careful of sharp edges.  You will end up with a tin tube, cut it down the middle so and make it flat.

Step 2: Bending the Tin

Bend one side almost an inch over twice to make it into a triangle.(you will put the bolt there later) Then do the same to the other side but leave it folded over.

Step 3: Attaching to the Tripod

1)Poke a hole under the triangle.  2)Open up the triangle an push the tripods bolt through the hole and 3)screw on the nut, 4)fold the triangle back over to cover up the nut.

Step 4: Finish

You now have a cheap and easy to build tripod mount for your ipod or phone.  You may want to hold your ipod to the mount with a rubber band as shown.  Also I know the ipod shown is a 2nd gen. and doesn't have a camera but I used the 4th gen. for the pictures.  This is my first instructable please comment below if it was helpful and for any tips.

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    This is great! Just what I was looking for. A super easy and cheap tripod mount! Thank You!


    6 years ago

    ive been lookin to buy a ipod tripod mount but my ipod is only a fourth gen and can record 720p (With mods) and its cracked so i didnt want to soend any money so now thanks to u do have to


    6 years ago