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There are millions of iPhone gadgets and accessories on the market today, but sometimes, making your own could save you lots of money. For example, the iPhone owner above used LEGO Technic to create a functional steering wheel of sorts. Continue reading to see more.

5. Fork and Spoon Stand

What better way to make use of the old spoons and forks you have laying around than by turning them into a functional iPhone stand? This does require some machine work to properly and safely bend the utensils into the desired shape, but it’s definitely worth the effort.

4. Document Scanner

Scanning 8.5 x 11 documents with your iPhone just got a whole lot easier, thanks to this invention by Kyle A Koch, an industrial design student at the University of Cincinnati’s school of Design. He was looking for a way to take perfect pictures of his documents and came up with what you see above.

3. Game Controller

Are you seeking an accessory that will turn your iPhone into a mini game console, and have wood shop skills? Then this game controller accessory might be a project that you want to take on. It’s modeled after an Xbox controller and can be decorated however you please.

2. Bread Dock

Ok, so this isn’t your run of the mill bread straight from the package, but one that has been preserved with layers of wax and other chemicals. However, if you do plan on making one of these for your iPhone 5, we recommend sticking with something non-perishable.

1. Steadicam

Some people actually use the iPhone as their sole camera, but keeping the handset steady during extended video shoots was a problem, and that’s why Spencer Watson wants to show you how to build your very own steadicam accessory. This tutorial can probably be modified to accommodate the iPhone 5 as well.

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