This project was created out of frustration of not being able to safely use my smartphone for navigation. Many commercial options are available, but this was easy enough and fits exactly where I want it, in my dash with the other instruments.
Step 1: Materials and Bending
- Wires (I used clothes hanger)
- grid paper
Outline your device for a custom fit on the grid paper and also use for maintaining perpendicular bends. A bench vise would make this much easier.
- design structure
- design bend sequence
- measure bends
- make bends and repeat as necessary
Step 2: Fit to Automobile
Make sure your device fits nicely in the wire hanger. Now fit in your car where ever you want. I designed my hanger to fit snugly in my instrument dashboard.
Enjoy a homemade, highly visible navigation device!