Intro: IPod/IPhone Steering Wheel
This is an Instructable on how to make your very own IPod/IPhone Steering Wheel! This is a low cost and fairly simple DIY that is very useful for App Store Racing games!
Step 1: Materials Needed
1. Foam Material or Other Durable Material ($1-5)
2. Circular Objects To Trace Circles (Varying Sizes) ($0)
3. IPod/IPhone Silicone Case ($3)
5. Pipe Cleaner
Step 2: Step 1
The first step in making the IPod/IPhone Steering Wheel is to select some durable material that is fairly easy to cut. I chose some "puzzle foam" that was laying around the house. You will next need to find some sort of circular object to trace. Approximately 5-6" radius. Then you need to select another circular object approximately 2" smaller than the largest circle. And trace it.
Step 3: Step 2
The next step is to cut out the wheel from the foam or whatever material you selected. Scissors worked okay but I finally resorted to a wood burner to melt through it.
Step 4: Step 3
Next, you will need to trace the silicone IPod/IPhone case that will hold ultimately hold the device. You may wish to add more cuts, into the area that I cut out, to add more effect. You will proceed the tracing of the case by cutting it out the empty area, as shown in the second picture attached.
Step 5: Step 4
You now need to tape the case temporarly in the final place it will be aligned. Then, drill four holes, one at each corner through the foam/material and then through the case.
Step 6: Step 5
Now you need to find some pipe cleaner to attach the two items together. To do so, thread the pipe cleaner through the holes and twist them together on the opposite side as shown in the picture.
Step 7: Step 6
Your done! Now place your IPod or IPhone into the case and enjoy using your steering wheel for racing games!