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Project by SirFatty posted 619 days ago 2285 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really did not think I would still be working in the garage in November, but when it’s 67 degrees out, I have to take advantage.

I made three of these adapters, one for my Galaxy S3, and two for my son’s iPhones. Since these phones have replaced traditional cameras and camcorders, this kind of adapter makes a lot of sense. Especially with my shaky hands.

As you can see, the design is extremely simple, but the phone is securely held in place. And no, the dowel does not get in the way, that was a concern, but really all that matters is the shutter button is exposed.

Thanks for looking!

EDIT: I forgot the mention that the only difference between the iPhone and the Samsung is the width of the dado and the height of the dowel.

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 619 days ago

COOL solution!

Just don’t over-tighten it! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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SirFatty

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#2 posted 619 days ago

Thanks Joe. The length of the dowel (and the couple spacer washers) prevent the over tightening scenario.

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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Mark55

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#3 posted 619 days ago

Great Idea. I was just thinking about this a few days ago when I wanted to shoot some video.

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

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Stephenw

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#4 posted 619 days ago

Is the lens offset on the phone?

Turn the phone around so you can see all of the screen. The offset lens will not see the dowel. I made a similar design, but of steel.

http://shopngarage.com/2012/04/iphone-tripod-adapter-version-ii/

Now you have me thinking about a nice oak and brass design.

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SirFatty

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#5 posted 619 days ago

Stephenw: yes it’s offset, I will have to test that out. Like your metal design too.

Mark55: I need it for pics in lower light so my shaky hands don’t blur the image.

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 619 days ago

I’m suprised that Apple didn’t come up with one. Smart Idea! Good job!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Helgi

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#7 posted 619 days ago

This is good. :)

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projectsforwood

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#8 posted 618 days ago

That’s a great idea!! I’ve been looking for some kind of tri pod for my i phone to shoot videos. Thanks

-- Michael D. http://projectsforwood.com

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OhhCrap

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#9 posted 618 days ago

Careful, Apple might already have a patent on this and will sue!

-- Quality: There is hardly anything in the world that some men cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price are this man’s lawful prey.

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