How awesome would it be to lie in bed and watch a movie on your iPad hanging overhead? It seemed really relaxed to me, so I went around looking for iPad holders that could provide this functionality. Unfortunately they don't come cheap, so I figured to build my own. The main requirement is that it can hold my iPad Air in it's Griffin Survivor case (total weight approx 800-900grams).
1 Tertial (Ikea swing arm desk lamp) ~10 euro's
1 iPad holder (cheap chinese one) ~10 euro's
4 extra springs (e.g. from another Tertial) (optional)
2 small screws
1 nail (optional)
Step 1: Disassemble the Tertial lamp socket
- Ensure that the lamp is not plugged in!
- Unscrew the lamp head from the arm
- Loosen the screw keeping the lamp wire fixed to the lamp head
- Remove the lamp socket. It is held to the lamp head with 2 plastic clamps. The best way to get it loose is to use your thumb to push the socket against the side of the lamp head, causing the clamp on the opposite to be slightly opened. Pry a small screwdriver in between to completely open the clamp. Pull out the socket, cause the other clamp to let loose.