[At first place, sorry for the poor english or any error in text.]
I have seen many other projects where people uses Lego to make a Phone Mount, but i think that i could make it on my way.
I have a old phone that i don't use anymore, and i decide to use it only for GPS navigation in my car.
People always ask to me: "Oh! Why you don't use a cheap phone mount?"
And always this is the answer: "For two reasons: I don't like that kind of phone mount and THIS IS DIY!”
Before i start the project i think in some characteristics that must have:
That's the reason that i choose LEGO to make it.
*LEGO is very expensive in Brazil, but i have a big box full of it since i was a kid. So, i don't spend a coin to make this project.
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Step 1: Materials
The materials that i used:
- Double Sided Foam Adhesive Tape
- Cyanoacrylate Adhesive (a.k.a. Instant Super Glue)
- LEGO Pieces
Step 2: The Mount
This step varies according to each person. I chose to do it that way.
The number of pieces depends on the size of phone/GPS that will be fixed.
The phone that I used (Samsung Galaxy Fame S6810) has the following dimensions: 4:46 x 2:43 in
Therefore, the height of the support was 2 in.
Step 3: Placing the LEGO Piece in the Phone
Use the Cyanoacrylate Adhesive to glue 2 pieces (4x2) of LEGO directly in the back of the phone.
As this phone is inexpensive, old and will only be used as GPS, I do not bother in to spoil the back cover.
But if you use the phone daily (or your phone is brand new and expensive), you can glue the lego pieces in a case.
Step 4: The Base of the Mount
Use the Double-Sided Tape to place the LEGO piece into car dash.
You can place it anywhere you want.
Step 5: Finish
The phone fixed in the mount, with charger cable.
I use the Here Maps, that offer the option to download the maps and then, offline navigation.