This is my prototype version of a multi-axis phone stand. I got this idea from watching a tv show where they used a gyroscope chair which NASA use to simulate an out of control space shuttle.
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Step 1: What I Used
(Sorry not all items are in these pictures)
ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢2 plastic pizza trays (I got these from fridge pizzas I had got, but you could use wood)
ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ mobile phone case which you aren't afraid to ruin!
ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢some metal rods (I actually used rods from a Meccano kit I had and I used a few other but and bobs from this set)
ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢scissors (I actually use a Stanley knife because I broke my scissors)
ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢super glue (I had to use PVA because I ran out but it works just the same)
ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢low tack tape
ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢Popsicle stick to spread the glue
Step 2: How to Do Make It
I glued the 2 pizza dishes together (I used the low tack tape to keel them aligned). I then found the centre using the technique above on another tray. Then draw on 3 rings using the compass but leave a small gap between them because they will have to move past each other!
NOTE: the smallest ring must have a diameter slightly larger than the length between diagonal corners on your phone case!
Insert rods through the rings as shown by red lines in the photo. If you have done it right it should work like the the photo that followed.
To attach my phone I made a small structure which I attached to the make of my phone case ten screwed the structure onto the inner most ring.
I strengthened the rings with some of the Meccano as my iPhone 4s isn't very light compared to other phones. I then made a temporary stand to hold the rings out of the remaining Meccano and attached them to yet another pizza tray. (But you could use wood)
Step 6: And There You Go
Just put your phone in the case and there you go! You know have a multi axis phone stand which you can have on any position you desire!!!!
This took me 2 days but i started late at night before bed then finished it by lunch the next day. So you could probably make this in one day
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