My Custom iPad Stand

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  1. DarrellW

    DarrellW New Member

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    Not wanting to pay $40 for a piece of metal to lean my iPad against, I built my own. I used a folding "PageBoy" bookstand purchased for this reason from my local bookstore ($5.99) and a length of aluminium tube, chrome end caps, & a length of rubber tubing all purchased at my place of employment ($2.99 , $1.99 & $.99, found at most local home improvement stores.)
    I filed slots in the underside of the tubing to allow it to sit flush onto the legs of the bookstand. I secured it to the stand with "FastSteel" epoxy putty and filled the inside of the tube with lead fishing weights and capped it off with more epoxy putty & the chrome caps. Then I slid the tubing along the upper arms & back of the stand to prevent the metal from scratching my new $800 toy. The end result is a very good looking, stable and secure stand, for no more than $13.00

    Here are the final pics.

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  2. ShadowKing

    ShadowKing Member

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    That's pretty awesome. I wish somebody could mass produce something like this. I don't need a aircraft grade aluminum on a stand...just some simple wire and tubing.
  3. Theodosius

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    Great job, that looks really nice to, and that's all that's necessary.
  4. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    I embedded one of the images into the post for you.
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    Nice... I like the rubber tubes.
  6. Theodosius

    Theodosius Active Member

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    Yeah, they make it look cool and official. I really like it, better than some of the normal stands. Good job again.
  7. Appman

    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    That's nice. Good job.
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    It looks nice and all, but imo it doesn't stand it up enough for my liking.
  9. DarrellW

    DarrellW New Member

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    thanks!

    Thank you, glad you guys like it,
    I'm planning another one as well, I'll post pics when it comes together.
  10. Zink

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    Great Job! I like it, simple easy design! Really nice!

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