IPhone 5 Tripod Mount




On my quest to make the simplest most inexpensive iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 tripod adapter, I think I've finally come up with THE solution. It only has four parts! My last tripod mount had 10 parts. I don't think that it's possible to make a sturdy DIY iPhone 4 tripod mount with fewer parts. If it is possible, please let me know so that I can tell my videography students about it!

Similar to the glif, my iPhone tripod mount attaches to an iPhone without the case. If you're really insistent on keeping the case on your phone, then check out my suction cup version.

I hope that you enjoy the video!

  • shelf mounting bracket (see video to see what kind)
  • 1/4"-20 thumb nut
  • 1/4"-20 screw (if it's too long, cut it with a dremel)
  • 2" diameter neoprene rubber washer
  • Dremel
  • Phillips head screwdriver

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    4 Discussions

    Javier JuanA

    3 years ago

    :o really good this idea. instructables it's really nice. http://apps-para.com/

    2040 Studio

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Hi there, nice mount. You should check out the one we just posted. I think your students will like it as well. Just 3 parts


    6 years ago on Introduction

    This is one of the best and cheapest smartphone mounts I have seen. I also like your other tripod mount.
    Cheap, reliable, simple and nice looking !
    Great !


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the idea--I don't have a dremel but was able to build something similar using:
    * 2 Friction Screen Hangers ($1.99)
    * 1 1/4"-20 x 1" expansion nut ($1.20)
    * 1 1/4" x 3/4" Nylon nail-in anchor ($.33)

    I lined up the holes in the holes in the screen hangers so one faced left and the other right. Then I put the screw from the nail-in anchor through the holes and into the anchor screwed the anchor into the expansion nut so that the anchor expanded, locking it into the unthreaded side of the nut. Now I can screw the other end of the nut into my tripod.

    I bought some washers but didn't need them since I have a case on my phone that already provides protection on either side. Also,unlike the mounting bracket, the screen hangers can easily be bent somewhat to ensure a tighter fit.