Make A Handlebar Phone Mount With Modelling Clay

Your smartphone can handle GPS, music and just about anything you'd need on the go. With this shock-absorbing, fully customisable DIY phone mount, you can enjoy bike rides without leaving your phone behind.

Software developer Sebastian Dwornik shows how he made a handlebar mount for his HTC Touch using Crayola's Model Magic, a substance that goes from mouldable to firm-yet-rubbery in 24 hours.

Sebastian remarks that this DIY mount "makes for an excellent shock absorber as well as a perfect fit for any device you sculpt it for". (Not to mention that it's paintable!) It seems that you could take this project a step further by adding an attachment to wrap your headphone cord around when you mold the mount... or maybe some sparkles.

Have you mounted your phone (or maybe a camera or DIY bike light) to a bike? Tell us how you went about it in the comments, and don't forget to share embarrassing stories about falling off the bike while texting.

Handlebar Mounted Phone [Applied PDA]


    I got a Macally iPhone holder like the one in the link below

    I then put four cable ties around the clip and the bike's handlebar (vertically) and tightened them

    Then put two rubber bands, one on the top and one on the bottom of the iPhone juuust incase I went over a curb or something and the iPhone went for a fall...

    It's not a perfect solution but does the job for me!

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