This is a quick and dirty little phone stand I made on the fly. My daughter made a little volume booster for her iphone from a TP tube. I was working on the stencil for the bleach print shirts and decided to watch some Firefly on netflix while I worked. I took a look at my daughter's project and grabbed the following:
1 - empty paper towel tube
2 - thumb tacks
1 - long T-pin (a long safety pin would probably work too)
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: The Build
Here's what I did:
-Measure the phone
-Draw and cut a rectangle out of the tube about 1/4 inch too big on either either end and just slightly too deep (I used an Xacto knife)
-Insert both thumb tacks on one side to act as feet to keep the tube from rolling
(the slot should be facing up or just a hair forward-away from the feet)
-The feet are the back of the stand. From the front, insert the T-pin about 1/2 inch down from the slot and at a slightly upward angle
The phone will rest on the T-pin and lean backward, putting all the weight on the thumb tacks.
Step 2: Finished Product
A couple more pictures for perspective and pin placement.