"Poor Man's" SmartPhone Tripod (From Vitamin Container)

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The tools you'll need:

1. Hot Glue Gun

2. Any Kind of Knife

3. Hack Saw

4. Wire

The components you'll need:

1. A Strong Box (preferably plastic)

2. A Wide Bottom to Keep the Box From Falling (I used a part from a fan motor I took apart), And Yes This Is Optional If Your Box Keeps Falling...

Step 1:

Hot Glue the Lid Firmly to the Box (Make Sure it Won't Melt!!!)

Step 2:

Trace the Width of Your Phone on the Plastic

Step 3: Cut/Saw It

Step 4:


I'm New To Instructables, So, Please Give Me Some Tips:)

Also, I Couldn't Paste My Pictures After the Text, I'll be Happy If Someone Could Explain it

If you want to see more of these kinds of projects make sure to check out my instructables page and subscribe :)

EDIT: I've understood how to make a step by step tutorial and I will make a tutorial soon!



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    3 years ago

    This is awesome and really creative, just a tip, it helps to have step by step pictures but other than that it's awesome!

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    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, i wanted to make it a step by step tutorial and i tried pasting the pictures after the sentences but it didn't work


    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    But you didn't add any steps. You need to press the "add step" button in the editor. Then you can break up the pictures into each step.


    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    I will do that in my next tutorial because i just found about instructables today so I'm uploading some of my old home-made projects...


    2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing the knowledge. I'm inspired to try one.

    A clarification that I needed is, which has been holding me back from trying this, is that once you have the tripod is there a way by which I can remotely take photos and videos on an Android device. I have not come across a decent app or hardware which will enable me to do that.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    1 reply

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you, I don't have one, but I think that there are remotes that do that. I think that if you search for "Selfie remote" you'll find one. Just make sure that it works with your phone :)