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has anyone made there own iPad stand?

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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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mikeos said:
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.

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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iforsakenu said:
Good work. Don't you fear scratching your iPad?

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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