Make | Mobile Phone Stand
Part 1 | Introduction ⭱
This activity is a bit of fun making a stand for your mobile phone.
The stand could also be useful for anything else you might want a stand for.
The basic design is a cardboard cut-out, which you then fold.
You can find some instructions below.
Here is the result!
Part 2 | Instructions ⭱
Step 1 | Equipment ⭱
You will need:
Step 2 | Download Template ⭱
Next, download and print out this template: Template.
There are three on there – start with the smallest.
You could draw them by hand if you feel confident!
Step 3 | Cut out Template ⭱
Cut out the template!
You should end up with this:-
Step 4 | Draw round template ⭱
Draw around it on your cardboard.
Step 5 | Cut out cardboard ⭱
Cut out the shape from your cardboard.
Step 6 | Fold it down the midde ⭱
Fold it down the middle and stand your phone on it!
You may need to pinch the card-board so it doesn't open out too much.
Step 7 | Admire your phone! ⭱
Here is mine (after a bit of a balancing act!).
Part 3 | Experiment / Innovate! ⭱
Explore from here.
Idea 1 | Strengthen your design ⭱
If you want to strengthen your design, try cutting two copies out, and gluing or stapling them together.
Idea 2 | Strengthen your design | Experiment ⭱
Find other ways to strengthen your design.
Try making it bigger.
Have a look at which bits of the carboard bend and see if you can reinforce them.
E.g., put a wooden toothpick through the sides to hold it together.
Try to be as innovative as you can.
Idea 3 | Make different stands ⭱
Try out the different sizes.
One is larger.
One has a less steep slope.
Idea 4 | Decorate and Stand Different Things ⭱
Paint your stand.
Try using for other things, like pictures, calendars or reminders.
Idea 5 | Try different materials ⭱
See if you have other materials you could make your stand with, or invent your own design.
Some examples from the internet.