DIY Free iPad Stand

Discussion in 'iPad' started by GadgetX, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. GadgetX macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    #1
    I know there are quite a few options out there to hold your iPad, but while procrastinating studying for my midterm tomorrow I figured I'd build my own! Works great and took less than 5 minutes to make.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. California King macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    #2
    Anyway you can create a template we can print out? I got a bunch of those mailing boxes!
     
  3. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

    sanPietro98

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Location:
    28.416834,-81.581214
    #3
    Nice work. Make that a brushed aluminum frame with some rubber edges, and you could make yourself a bunch of money.
     
  4. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

    Nash Bridges

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #4
    You can buy one of these for 68 cents as well!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. danpass macrumors 68020

    danpass

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    #5
  6. troop231 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    #6
    Hmm, your're giving me ideas :D
     
  7. GadgetX thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    #7
    Heres a rough diagram. All dimensions are rough as well. I didn't measure out anything while I was making it.. Oh and sorry looks like my scanner cut a little off
     

    Attached Files:

  8. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    Kentucky
    #8
    Me too!

    I have this exact same stand I believe that I bought at Office Depot. I also got a silver metal mesh business card holder that I think matches the aluminum on the iPad quite nicely. It cost a little more though. Like 5 bucks.
     
  9. pjgeer macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    #9
    Did that months ago, yes back in January, I am so sad.... using one that is coated in plastic/rubber is best.

    Pj
     
  10. mac88 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Boston, MA.
    #10
    Great idea! Anything to save a few bucks is the way to go. Thanks for sharing.
     
  11. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    #11
    Procrastination win! But hope you got your work done.
     
  12. Alchematron macrumors 65816

    Alchematron

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    Maui Hawaii
  13. troop231 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    #13
  14. r0k macrumors 68040

    r0k

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Location:
    Detroit
    #14
    Nice stand idea. I like that it folds and I can toss it in my bag with my iPad and it doesn't weigh much at all. I have the Apple case on mine so I have a way to stand it up at a slight angle for typing but no way to stand it up steeper or stand it up in portrait mode. I'll made one of these with thin cardboard. I've got to go back and use something better but not too much heavier. Plexiglass perhaps, hinged with duct tape. Thanks again!
     
  15. coelacanth macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    #15
    Here is mine.

    Just grabbed a book end and clips from my office supply drawer. You can easily adjust tilt angle. ;)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Dillenger macrumors 6502a

    Dillenger

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2006
    Location:
    Central, Illinois
    #16
    Now that is some ingenuity!!! I made myself one in about a minute, Thanks.
     
  17. boatski macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    #17
    good job dave man.

    I just cut one up. it's kinda offset but lol it works. gonna cut another more precisely.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  18. superxero3 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    #18
    Just bought that today! And a 14 dollar net book case that fits the iPad perfectly all from office depot! I love this thing
     
  19. peestandingup macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    #20
    Yeah, saw that metal mesh one in office depot the other day, but thought it looked a little bit too wide, although I didn't have my iPad there to test it.

    Would you mind posting a photo of the iPad in that particular card holder?
     
  20. noah82 macrumors 6502a

    noah82

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    #21
    I wonder if this will work with a fedex box...
     

Share This Page