Simple Project of the Month: A Dashboard Phone Mount

A DIY car mount that's a whole lot cheaper than off-the-shelf models

The Finished DIY Car Mount

Robbie Khan

How to Build It

1. Buy a mount for a Garmin nüvi GPS unit and a hard case for your phone. (There are cheap versions of both on eBay.)

2. Carefully cut away the clip ends on the mount's attachment bracket. This allows you to stick the bracket flush to the back of your phone's hard case.

3. Affix sticky pads to the bracket. Align the bracket on the back of the hard case and attach it firmly.

4. Attach the mount to your dashboard and clip the bracket and case onto it. You can now easily insert and remove your cellphone.

DIY Car Mount

Diagram of the finished DIY car mount, from the back.Robbie Khan

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