Simple Tripod mount for an IPhone

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Project by mpounders posted 11-11-2010 07:06 AM 3203 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been using my IPhone a lot to take pictures and it does a pretty good job, So i’ve been wanting to make something to attach it to a regular camera tripod and I came up with a really simple solution that works great. I used a small threaded brass insert on the bottom block of wood for the mounting screw on the tripod to thread into, but only screwing it half-way into the insert. I used some quarter inch threaded rod with a wing nut on top to form a simple clamp with the upper block of wood. The upper block just has a 1/4 inch hole drilled through it so it can move up and down, but the block is thick enough to keep it straight. I gust cut a couple of matching grooves the thickness of my phone. So you just slide the phone in the slots and tighten the wingnut. Works like a charm!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 11-11-2010 07:19 AM

Thanks for posting, I have an IPhone too so I might try that.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 07:34 AM

Good thing I don’t have an IPhone! I don’t have any more room on my project list!
Ingenious, nice and simple.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 08:42 AM

simple and smart thinking
thankĀ“s for sharing it

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#4 posted 11-11-2010 09:47 AM

Great idea, Mike…One day we may see someone manufacturing this little ’iClamp’ concept… and most certainly from plastic and fitting other phone models as well.

Quick get a patent! If only it wasn’t so expensive to do so.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#5 posted 11-11-2010 01:14 PM

Cool and simple, now I just need the phone…

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 11-11-2010 03:42 PM

A very practical, & great solution for those who use their phone for this purpose.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 11-11-2010 06:25 PM

LOL…..the IClamp! I like the name!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#8 posted 11-11-2010 06:44 PM

Looks Great Mike! Very neat idea!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 11-13-2010 02:41 PM

Patent the iClamp soon….. Apple hates competition….LOL

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#10 posted 11-13-2010 04:13 PM

I’ll bet Steve Jobs is already got a patent attorney filing for one now, even though it’s saturday. Great idea!

-- BobG, Lowell, Arkansas--------My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am! Make more saw dust!!

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#11 posted 02-26-2014 02:15 AM

Looks like a good solution to a common problem. The plastic ones I am seeing are spring loaded and all look like they will drop an expensive phone…

-- My workshop blog can be found at, YouTube Channel

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