A Highly Improvised Hair-Tie Smartphone Bicycle Mount

hair-tie smartphone bicycle mountShowing that you can make a “DIYTripod” out of nearly anything, Trevor wrote in with his hair-tie smartphone bicycle mount, shown above mounted on his finger. This is constructed with a bike pump holder and 3 elastic hair ties. As he puts it, “anything you can collect is feedstock for an invention.”

Assembly and mountain bike testing begins in the video after the “read more.”  Mountain bike testing begins around 3:20, and a really cool feature of using a phone like this, overlaying a map of where you are, is shown just after 4:35. Although the phone never comes off of the bike, stability is somewhat of an issue, and Trevor may work on this further in the future. Continue reading

Smartphone Mason Jar Tripod

Here’s another simple but potentially very useful “tripod” idea.  This smartphone camera mount consists of a Mason jar and several rubber bands.mason-jar-tripod-rubber-bands

Or more specifically, a large rubber band (from broccoli apparently) and two hair ties.  I would imagine three rubber bands would also work.

Coins on the bottom provide the weight to keep everything steady.  It should be noted that these coins are most likely of Canadian origin, but US or EU coins should work just as well.  Simple and effective.

griptight-gorillapod-hero-newIf you’d like something a bit more “purpose built,” why not enter our Joby Smartphone Tripod Giveaway contest.  This model snakes around tree branches or whatever, so you can use it almost anywhere.