- Cable bundler

- Flashlight holder


Tips ( DIY )
Battery charge indicator
- Battery holder
Bicycle pump holder
- Flashlight holders :
   - medium
    - mini 1 , mini 2
    - micro

- Lens cap holder
- Flash bouncer
   - small reflector
   - big reflector/ light box

- New tips, 2014 -

Prototypes :
Bicycle bottle holders



DIY - Smartphone tripod / stand version 2

  How to make a small tripod* / stand for smartphones,
- can be placed on top of bottles or stand for it self.

Design by Benny Johansson

Smartphone tripod / stand version 2
- Flexible enough to fit most of the common bottle tops and caps.
- the phone can be tilted 0-8 degrees on one side and 15 on the other.
- the elastic can be used to secure the phone from falling out,
 ( a string in the middle of the screen is not ideal but most camera controls are
   at the left or right side of the screen so it works okay for most of the time )
- can also be used as a viewing stand
- can be folded flat ( the "holy hinges" has good durability, see my test )
How to make it
- 2 pieces of polypropylene (PP) plastic sheet, 0,6-0,8 mm thick, 15 x 5 cm + 5 x 3 cm
 ( I have used pieces from a plastic box )   
- elastic cord / shock cord, 2,5 mm x 40 cm ( 3/32 x 15 inch )
- Self vulcanizing rubber tape ( also called self-fusing or self amalgamating tape )
Step 1: ( see images from version 1)
- cut out the plastic pieces
- print out the PDF template and tape it on the plastic pieces
- make the holes and make a surface mark through the cutting lines with a sharp knife
   ( if you make the holes with a "hole puncher", clear the pipe every 5th hole with this "tool" )

- Remove the templates and cut out the pieces A and B ( see image of part B)
- bend the "holy hinges" back and forth all the way a few times to make them soft,
  also bend part B in the same way at the places pointed out below.
 ( sometimes 1 or 2 joints break on the first or second bend, this is not a problem for part A,
    if part B breaks you will need to make a new one .... )
Step 2:
wrap a thin layer of rubber tape as shown below,
alternative: a piece of a thin bike inner tube could also be used
Step 3:
assemble as shown below, the length of the elastic loop depends on the size of your
phone and the cord hardness.

* Tripod might not be the correct definition but I think it describes the
   function better than "camera support" .

Copyright © Benny Johansson