DIY car mount

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    This is the mount I made for my car (2006 HHR). It slips into the vents, doesn't block anything when the iPad isn't "docked", and didn't cost me a dime. Build time was about 15 minutes. One caveat, it uses the cover from my smart case to hold it. 100 miles a day and no signs of wear on the case's "hinge"


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    Nice idea, Rknight.

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    That's quite neatly done. And if the iPad heats up you can turn on the aircon


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    Nothing beats free DIYs!
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    What did you make the holder out of?


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    OB, I only use defrost and floor vents, so heating hasn't been an issue. I used a scrap piece of stainless steel rod, a torch, a vice, and a polishing wheel to finish it up.


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    Anybody know if iI could hook the I pad up to golf cart (club car presidential model)
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    As long as you have a 12volt power source you van charge. If you have an audio input on an amplifier/ radio you can output audio to it via headphone jack at minimum.


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    I do have a 12 volt power source, but that isn't that necessary, maybe down the road. good idea! But, i was just wondering how I could mount it to the golf cart to view GPS, and play with pad if it gets slow on the course. Any ideas?
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    Google "iPad Golf Cart mount" and you'll find many options at various price points.

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    Thanks will give it a go
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    Try rammount

    Heavy duty mounts for any application. Made in the USA.

    gpscity has good prices on Ram products.
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    Thanks for the ideas guys
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    Great idea

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