Car mounts for GPS gadgets and smartphones are usually pretty costly, and they often only fit one device. DIY website Instructables features a simple guide for building your own that will fit virtually any GPS — and for only about $US2 in materials.
Especially now that smartphones are beginning to replace our dedicated GPS devices, you might need a new dock for your car — in fact, you may find yourself needing a new one every few years. Save yourself the cost by building one that will fit multiple devices, using just a few household materials.
The mount relies on a small nook or niche in your car to fit the base into, which shouldn’t be hard for a lot of cars. All it requires is some PVC piping, sheet foam (preferably of the self-adhesive variety), and a little heavy-duty plastic-coated wire. Building it is a cinch — it shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to hack one together, and doesn’t require anything more than some scissors and pliers. And, you’ll never have to plop down $US30 for a mount again, no matter how many smartphones you go through in a year. Hit the link for the full instructions.
Make a $US2 Adjustable Smartphone Car Mount in 10 Minutes [Instructables via MAKE]