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Old 06-12-2019, 12:36 PM   #1
UofLHoops
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My $3.98 DIY iPod Mount

I have an old iPod that I use in the car specifically for listening to audiobooks. After looking all through the forums, and realizing I did not want anything mounted on top of the dashboard or sticking out of my vents or CD player, I decided to make my own. This entire enterprise cost a total of $3.98 at my neighborhood hardware store (and could probably cost you less, as the two items I used are common in many toolboxes and junk drawers). Here is what I came up with for my car iPod solution:

What you need:

four z-shaped wall picture mounts- $.99 for a package of four
double-sided picture-hanging tape- $1.99 for way more then what you will use

I identified the area to the right of the shifter for where I wanted this to mount. Putting two of the hanging mounts side-by-side, I taped them together using the mounting tape. After carefully deciding where to put the newly-created bracket, I removed the tape and placed it on the dash:



Next, I repeated the process on the back of my iPod, reversing the bracket. This is how it hangs securely.

note: I use a case for my iPod....this would work being applied directly to the iPod itself, but I prefer the case.



This gives you a bracket on the iPod, and a cradle to place it on the dash next to the shifter.



And that is it! The finished product looks like this:




The entire process took about 5 minutes, minus the trip to the hardware store. After installation, my only worry was that it would shift around when driving. I went for a drive afterward and it didn't move at all. The tape is rated to withstand two pounds of weight, so there shouldn't be any issues with it falling off.

The device lifts easily and cleanly off the cradle, and its weight secures it in place enough that it won't move around.

Hope this give you all a cool idea to mount your electronics!
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