DIY Instructions to Build Custom Car Mount for Your iPhone

DIY instructions to build own car mount

GPS is among the most popular apps available on the iPhone. If you use the GPS apps on iPhone, you might have realized the problem with mounting the iPhone on your car.

With unique car docks available for different GPS devices, choosing the right dock can not only be difficult but also expensive. Folks at Instructables have an interesting DIY post on how you can make your own adjustable car mount without spending too much. 

To make this, you will only need some PVC piping, heavy duty plastic coated wire, adhesive foam, scissors and pliers. The process involves finding a suitable nook in your car's dashboard near the steering wheel where a PVT Tee is fit as the anchor. A PVC pipe is fit into this Tee. A cradle is then prepared on the other end of the PVC pipe with the help of the heavy duty plastic coated wire which will hold your iPhone in place. 


DIY instructions to build own car mount


DIY instructions to build own car mount

Check out the complete instructions on Instructables website. Some of our readers might find this a needless exercise to save on those few dollars, but as mentioned earlier, it can be of terrific use particularly in cases where your car is driven by more than one person and each one prefers to use their own smartphone for GPS. 

How do you find this DIY car mount? Please let us know in the comments. 

[via LifeHacker]

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  • Tai Mai Shu

    I'm sorry but that looks pretty tacky in my opinion!
    Why have a "baller status phone" then have a homedepot thing sitting in your car? Creative yes, but it also makes your car look cheap too.
    My suggestion would to at least spray paint the whole setup a piano black or something so at least it will color match and not get too much attention.

    If you aren't using the TomTom or Magellan iphone/touch car holder… then u can at least get a made in china car mount off e-bay for less than $20 shipped that will look much more professional and nice. This looks like it can be a mockup just for a person going mountain biking.

  • Alfred E Anal.

    Not only would it not work in a majority of cars that dont have a convenienty placed shelf behind the wheel (you know, most have a speedo cluster) but its also the crappiest looking thing i've ever seen, i'd be embarassed to have someone in my car see it.

  • dxs101

    "hey look at that shitty dock"..
    OH WAIT theres a 3GS in there
    thats awsome man :)

  • S.Jobbs

    These phones are bringing freaks from all over the planet.

  • Adam

    I never post enything on these sites but had to for this , that thing looks like shittttt! Nasty Red Neck fix, pay the 20 bucks for a real car holder.

  • sam

    That so ugly. How could you do that. You destroy the Apple Brand reputation. It must chinese done that :)

  • Radjin

    What idoit came up with that idea of putting the indicators in the middle of the dash? Given that I would not be one who would buy a car so cheap that my speedomoter is not in front of me, this little genius of a mount will not work. I use the term genius very loosly…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/graemewhite Graeme White

    I've had 4 or 5 iPhone car mounts – the Kensington was the best of the bunch until I found the Pro.Fit International MI-3700 with UtiliMount. It's worth checking out – a bit bulky but incredibly well designed & built if you can find somewhere to stick it or have a car new enough for one of their custom mounts. I have no connection with any of the companies mentioned, btw.

  • http://www.ulmer.com mr apple

    mountguys.com and spend a few bucks and do it right.

  • Dozi

    So dumb. That's d problem with not keeping d KISS. Instead of using PVC pipes n spending some money, why not use glued Velcro straps. Paste d attacher velcro on ur iPhone and d other (receiver) on a flat vertical surface of d car's dashboard. Voilà!! U have a viewable GPS in iPhone that is detachable n dismountable. Is it not? KISS = keep it simply simple.

  • SANJEEV

    YOU ARE REALLY CREATIVE ENOUGH TO HAVE YOUR OWN BUSINESS OF MAKING NEW PRODUCTS….YOU JUST NEED TO REFINE YOUR DESIGNS AND MAKE IT LOOK MORE GOOD…

    IN TODAYS WORLD FASHION SELLS…

    KEEP THE SPIRIT OF TRYING NEW THINGS…& MOST IMPORTANT DO NOT LET THE CRITICISM STOP YOU FROM BEING CREATIVE