Hack Attack: how to make a smartphone tripod mount

Want to cradle your smartphone ever so gently on the top of a tripod? Here's how to do it cheaply and quickly.

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There are plenty of smartphone tripod solutions on the market, like the GripTight or the Slingshot, but if you want a quick and dirty solution, come this way. You will need:

  • GorillaPod or small tripod

  • Cardboard

  • 1/4-inch nut

  • Ruler

  • Pen

  • Gaffer tape

  • Smartphone.

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Hack Attack: how to make a smartphone tripod mount