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    Smart Phone Stand - Quick Christmas Gift Idea

    My Christmas gift to the forum. You would be hard pressed to find a quicker, easier thing to make. I was sorting some scrap when I had an ah-ha moment that I am sure is not original.

    Cut out on the tablesaw and cut the slot just undersized. Plane smooth (also makes slot fit snug) and chamfer edges.

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    Slide together and PRESTO! A phone stand.

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    The first one went from "ah-ha" to pictures in about 20 minutes. You could probably make two at a time ;-)

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    Something similar has been on my to-do list. I've always had a phone dock by the bedside and thought I might make one for my current one. Looks like your design may do the trick...Thanks!
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    FWIW, I shortened the bottom piece by 1" to get a little more tilt. Oh, I also found out you can make them three at a time without much ado.
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    Gee, you made an electronic gadget and didn't use any wire, solder, transistors or batteries. It is also totally biodegrdeable. Wow! What a modern concept.

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    That's genius! It reminds me of a design I saw for a chair made from two planks.
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    Very clever Glenn. But it needs a few mods.....place for charger to be connected.

    Its the one thing that concerns me about giving up my Atrix, it came with a really great docking station with built in charging connector and even the hdmi output connector. Lately have not seen phones that have these accessories other than the apple range.

    I guess it would be easy to knock up something like this in wood as a substitute. Block of wood and a router bit would do it.


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    Neat idea Glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Very clever Glenn. But it needs a few mods.....place for charger to be connected.
    Shame on me. I neglected to show the modification that facilitates a sophisticated charging option

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    I knew something was misssing. Thanks to Rob's suggestion, now it is just perfect.
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