I schemed of ways to rationalize buying a tablet and came up with a perfectly plausible reason to buy one. (right honey?) I have a giant pile of recipes that I have printed off the internet as well as other recipes and notes that I've collected over the past 25 years of cooking. It's a drag shuffling through piles of papers looking for the recipe you need. ( Yes, I've organized them several times but they get pulled out and I can't seem to keep up). Going digital with the recipes made sense but a laptop is just too vulnerable and takes up too much counter space in the kitchen. A tablet would be perfect. A convenient place to organize and access all my cooking stuff in a device with a small foot print.
I was in Bed Bath and Beyond shopping for Christmas stuff and just happened to notice that they had book readers. Long story short I got one. It was a Pandigital Novel which I converted to an android tablet.
After trying to prop the tablet up on the counter with apples and other useless items I realized that I was going to need a stand for this thing. I wanted something minimal and adjustable that I could sit on the counter above the mess.
Step 1: Stuff You're Gonna Need....
Plastic cutting board, 1/2" thick- I had it on hand. A nice piece of wood would work too.
Plastic snap together coolant hose- Get the Male NPT kit from Enco for $8.
A base- I had a nice metal lab equipment base. A piece of 3/4" thick wood would do fine here as well.
A metal clothes hanger or similar gauge wire.
Spray glue & super glue
A saw to cut the wood or plastic
Two pairs of pliers
Drill & bits
1/4" pipe tap