To correct this, I downloaded an app (LogMeIn) for my iPad that allows me to control my computer. Works great in principle, but do I really want to reach over the side of the bed to grab my iPad, open the case, log in, and then be able to use my "remote control" every time I want to queue another episode? Of course not!
This project was the result of that laziness. I wanted a way to have easy access to my computer via my iPad with minimal effort, particularly in the morning when I can't open my eyes for more than 30 seconds, much less get up to my computer and turn on an episode of South Park. Obviously, you could also put this somewhere else -- the kitchen for easy access to the weather, news, and recipes; the living room for control of the surround sound system you were able to buy with your actual money that you made at your actual job; the bathroom so you can read your comic books sci-fi style. The list goes on and on. Enjoy!
Step 1: Materials
Piece of wood (long and thin; 1/4" thick x 2" wide is a good one; you'll need at least 24" in length, more to be safe)
Plastic cards (for spacers; don't use old credit cards, because they have words that make them not-flat; used gift cards work best) -- NOT SHOWN
Wood screws (I used #10 x 1") -- NOT SHOWN
Book shelf (or anything else you're mounting the iPad to)
Saw (any kind will do; hack saws are a major pain in the a**)
Level (if you wanna get fancy and make it straight, for whatever reason)
Sandpaper / sanding sponge / actual sand (just kidding, don't use sand, it gets everywhere)
POWER DRILL -- NOT SHOWN