From cell phone cases, buttons that are stuck to the smartphone as a holder, to VR glasses that allow you to dive into 3D worlds via smartphone… There are plenty of gadgets you can buy for your electronic companions. It’s cheaper and also more personal to make them yourself – and a nice joint family project at that! Here are some ideas for DIY projects (Do It Yoursellf/Make It Yourself) around the smartphone.
It’s not always easy to hold your phone while a long video is playing. A homemade cell phone holder provides a remedy.
Even more ideas for creative cell phone holders and illustrated instructions can be found here.
If you prefer to use a stylus rather than your fingers to type on your smartphone, you can easily make your own stylus. To do this, simply wrap a piece of aluminum foil around any pen and glue it down. However, it should be noted that the small corners on the aluminum foil are rounded and the pen should only be used on devices with a protective foil to avoid scratches on the screen.
Every smartphone has a speaker, but sometimes it’s not loud enough. An empty chip box can serve as a reinforcement. First, cut a slit in it according to the thickness of the smartphone and attach a few feet to it with plasticine or similar, so that the can does not roll away. The smartphone is placed in the can with the speaker (usually at the bottom of the device). It’s best to fill it with some toilet paper so that it doesn’t sound too reverberant. The amplifier is ready! You can find more tips here.
If the ideas are not enough: There are many more craft instructions for cell phone gadgets, such as cell phone cases, smartphone beamers or headphone cases. For example, search YouTube for terms like “tinker smartphone”. together with your child afterwards.