This project provides a pattern and instructions for assembling a stand for an iPad. It will hold the iPad in landscape or portrait orientation at a comfortable angle. I use it for watching videos and slideshows. It also keeps iPad from getting lost under the piles of paper on your desk!
While I have used a pizza box to demonstrate the technique, I've also had very good luck with 2 mm matte board from the art store. The matte board is stiffer and nicer looking than a pizza box.
I have not made any allowances for the power plug, but a simple hole in the crossbar will allow the plug to pass through. Feel free to modify the design to your own taste.
On to the first step!
Step 1: Print Out the Pattern
Use your printer to print out the iPad stand pattern. I have included two versions: a stand that was the size I liked best and a smaller stand that has been scaled to fit on printers that won't print a full 10x7.5.
Try printing the larger one first and if it gets cut-off on the edges, then use the smaller one.