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How to organise your tech in the car with Sugru and magnets

Whether you're off on a long road trip or just popping down to the shops, it's always good to have your tech close at hand. This project shows you how to keep your phone and GPS device just where you need them, using Sugru + magnets + err the Queen! :)

OK let's explain. Recently we realised that certain coins here in UK are magnetic (1p's, 2p's, 5p's and 10p's). They are not as strong as a second magnet, but are perfect for some applications. In fact, all kinds of metal objects could be used...

This means you can make your Sugru + magnets kit go twice as far, just by substituting a magnet for the Queen's head! (For those of you outside the UK, a washer or something else magnetic can work too)

Kit

  • For the phone mount we used:
  • x1 Sugru + Magnets kit (includes x3 single-use packs of Sugru and x4 neodymium magnets)
  • x3 UK copper coins (washers will work too)

Step 1

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Attach a coin to the back of your phone

Top Tip: One single-use pack of Sugru is enough to attach two coins or two magnets.

Cut open a mini pack of Sugru and divide it into two equal parts.

Squidge one piece onto the back of the coin and press it into a pyramid shape.

Then carefully but firmly press the magnet onto your phone, so that sugru squeezes out around the edge of the magnet. (enjoy that moment, it's soooo satisfying!)

Top Tip: Make sure the surface you are applying the Sugru to is clean.

Step 2

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Attach a magnet on your dashboard

Using the method from Step 1, build a Sugru pyramid on the back of the magnet, and attach it to your car's dashboard.

We also added a little blob of Sugru, to keep the phone stable.

Leave the Sugru for 24 hours to fully cure.

Then enjoy your new snap-on phone mount!

Step 3

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Attaching a GPS device

Using the method from Step 1, attach two coins to the bottom of your GPS device.

Use the coins to measure and mark out where you want your GPS to sit on your dashboard.

Top Tip: make sure the coins on your GPS and the magnets on the dashboard match up to ensure a nice snap!

Attach two magnets on your dashboard.

Leave the Sugru to fully cure for 24 hours before using.

Enjoy your new snap-on GPS mount.

Step 4

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Keep your cables tidy

We have also attached a coin to our GPS cable, to keep things nice and tidy.

If you've found any other clever little uses for Sugru + magnets in the car or anywhere else, we'd love to hear them.