IPad swing arm mount?

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    Hey folks...new here but had "Paddy" since day one...my favorite use is bedside...and wondered If anyone had seen a "swing arm" mount yet for an iPad that would let one use it hands free in bed...by a desk, etc...?
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    Me, too

    I'm interested in such a mount as well, although I'd like to have it for my son's wheelchair. Something that has an adaptable mount would be awesome (and by adaptable, I don't mean for the iPad end but for the end that affixes to the table, wheelchair, whatever).
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    Haven't really looked at it much, but check out modular (might be an a, but not sure). They are building an whole suite of iPad holders ... I believe a scrshot did show an iPad on a flexible arm off a wall.
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    Modular?

    I tried to do a seach for "modular ipad holders", but nothing is coming up that seems to match. Any other ideas?
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    I dont know that I would trust anyone thats "product" shots are of the rumored user created "iSlate"....lol
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    It's Modulr...spell it that way and you will see something pretty damn clever. Comes out in the summer.
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    It does look good. I sent an email to the address on the website, and they said they are looking at creating a clip module that would work for a wheelchair. Unfortunately, it sounds like it won't be ready until June. If we decide to go ahead and get the assistive communication software for the iPad for my son, I'd like to do it sooner than then.

    I am also in communication with a company called LandLoop, who seems to be selling products from Ram. These are mostly focused on mounts for vehicles, as I've listed above, but they seem to have other options. I'm investigating more by email. If folks are interested, I can post the results of my discussions.
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    Please do post the results VX...it would be much appreciated.
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    Hi I just got through making an iPad Holder for my Girl friends wheel chair, I made the Holder then fitted it to the daisy parts, Work great now I am working on Jenn's Headwand, it work's.
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    Can you put together your parts list? And instrux for doing the same?
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    I'm using a modified Aidata copy holder with an adjustable waldo arm.

    It's got a clamp at one end and a copyholder at the other, which I cut down with my chop saw and added a 1x2" shelf (on top of the wussy plastic one) with two screws.

    I also removed the adjustable line guide and spring clip.

    Oh, and changed out some of the nuts and bolts in the arm for more robust stainless steel ones with wing nuts (when I put something somewhere, it's supposed to STAY there).

    I use this set up next to my recliner. I read ebooks while I'm knitting or lean back with the bluetooth keyboard in my lap for writing.
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    swinging arm

    I am actually in the process of welding an arm out of 1x1 steel square tubing and it will attach to my headboard, and be able to raise and lower, and swing side to side so I can lay in bed and use it, or sit in bed and use it.

    Let me know if anyone is interested in this idea, might be looking to make and sell them for others instead of just family.
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    IPad mountign solution

    Hi

    This is a commercial interest message.

    Ergomounts have recently developed a desk mounted gas assisted swing arm for the ipad that has been installed in a London Fashion Store.

    Please visit our website for images and details of the current project.

    I am unable to post links as I am a new member, if you google search Ergomounts Ltd the ipad enclosure will be on the front page.

    We can be contacted by telephone 01252 333326.

    Regards

    Paul Riddell
    Ergomounts Ltd
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    Update: What I finally got

    I want to thank everyone for their comment and suggestions. I finally decided, given that I am not mechanically inclined, to go with the following two items from RAM Mounts:

    RAM-B-316-121B-202U RAM 18" Flexible Seat Clamp Mount

    I like the fact that the goose neck is 18", as it allows a lot of flexibility for where the iPad will be placed. In addition, this has a bracket that will clamp on to a pipe up to 1-1/4" in diameter, which will work just fine with my son's wheelchair.

    RAM-HOL-AP8LU RAM Locking Holder for iPad

    Given that my son may be going out into areas by himself, I didn't want to worry about the iPad being stolen. So this unit has a lock on it to prevent the iPad from being removed. (Not to mention that my son might want to remove the iPad at the wrong place and time!)

    I've ordered the mount first so I can make sure it will work. Once it's in place, we'll go pick up the iPad itself!

    Here's a link to the company if anyone else is interested.
    RAM Mounting Systems, Inc.
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    How welldid the RAM mount work?

    I'm interested in trying the RAM mount also for my wheelchair, but I'm concerned that I won't be strong enough to move the arm. Have you tried the RAM mount out yet? Does it work well on the wheelchair?

    Thanks,
    PCH
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    Alas, the part is backordered, so I haven't gotten it yet, even though it's been ordered for over three weeks. I will try to remember to post a note about how stiff the arm is when it arrives.

    Right now, I think it's time to call the company and see what the holdup is.

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