has anyone made there own iPad stand?

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  1. mikeos

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    I'd like to give it a go.
    I'm wondering what materials I should use?
    wood preferably, because it will be hard for me to work metal, unless im just bending. I only have access to saws hammers nails and glue.
     
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    Buy a document stand at any office supply store, etc... Works fine for an iPad in doc or landscape.
     
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    if you look through this thread you will find a few people have made there own stuff at times, i have 2 on here, wood, and an acrylic one. All depends on your skills and what sort of thing you have in mind. good luck.
     
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    Depends on what you need. I find that a paperweight or banana under the case does me fine sometimes, just improvising what's available.
     
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    I am using a frame holder from Target. It is just painted black wood, but it looks classy on my desk and it was only $4.99. It works great.
     
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    Made one for myself out of Meccano. To every point of contact to iPad and table I glued rubber pieces so there is no sliding and scratching.
    Pros: Solid construction, lightweight, angle can be easily adjusted.
    Cons: Can't be folded or modified without screw driver.

    i.imgur.com/6u074.jpg
     
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    I just finished one
     

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    Here is a better picture
     

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    Good work. Don't you fear scratching your iPad?
     
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    Nope it sits in the apple jacket, but has electrical tape on the face surfaces to preclude that being an issue.
     
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    These are all great ideas! I just got a Zaggmate copy... and it has a decent built in stand. But I might try one of these on my girlfriends iPad2.
     
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    Here are some I made while waiting 5 weeks form my ipad to arrive. A couple are for iphones.....
    But a pop up just told me i need 3 posts b4 I can post images.

    So this is post 1.
     

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    I made them out of off cuts and junk in the garage.
    The big wooden one I use full time, I've since added a leather insert to the slot where the ipad sits to avoid damaging it.The only problem is that if I don't touch the ipad with my other hand it goes all jumpy, resizing and doing things randomly. It's like it's not earthed or something. Any one else have that issue ?
     

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