Smartphones are great they are a computer, phone, camera, and more that fits in your pants pocket. The large glass screen also makes them fragile. Because of their fragility I’ve always kept my phones in a case, specifically an Otterbox. With an otter box I have never experienced a cracked screen on any of my Android’s or current IPhone. Once I even ran over my wife’s IPhone that she dropped in the church parking lot with no damage to the phone (It was an accident).
These come with a plastic belt clip that holds the phone. I never use them. Since I use my IPhone to shoot videos for my YouTube channel I decided I would make the plastic case into a tripod mount. I also plan on making a variety of DIY camera mounts for use in the shop.
I want to make sure I am standardized so if and when I get a real camera I can use the mounts with it. US standard for camera mounts is 1/4″ inch by 20 threads per inch nut and bolt. This size is readily available at your local hardware store for just a couple of dollars.
I bought some 1 1/2 inch and 2 inch carriage Bolts for the mount. For the case bracket I’m epoxied a nut in place. I also got a couple of wing nuts to help control tension.
Here is the Video of the Build.