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 I made an iPad stand that can fold up into a flat thingy.  It can fit in a backpack very easily, and I usually just put it in my iPad case.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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 You will need:

ALL OBJECTS ARE LABELED IN PICTURE!  (I make up weird names for things, just bear with me)

1x11 Holy Tube Thingy x4
1x9 Holy Tube Thingy x3
1x15 Holy Tube Thingy x2
10m Axle Rod x3
Weird T Joint Thingy x2
Junction Joint Thingy x2
um...  I'll call it a Thingy x2
Black Tube Connecters x10
Triple Black Tube Connecters x2
Spacers x4
Half-Spacers x12

Lay them out like I did.

Step 2: Base

 Take the T Thingys and put them on the end of the long tubes.
Then, Put the axle rods into the right holes (you can tell where to put them form the picture), and put the half spacers on the exposed ends of the axle rod.

You are done with the base!

Step 3: Back

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 Take all of the remaining holy tubes and lay them out like i did, then put them together.

This will be the back that you can fold up and down.

Step 5: Use

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 First 3 pics show 60 degree angle

last 3 show 30 degree angle
what lego collection could i buy to acquire these parts altogether?
Shamus030 (author)  brentjonesmd3 years ago
Well, I got all of my parts from a LEGO Mindstorms kit, but I'm sure you could find the parts in various other kits or, better yet, create it in the lego digital designer and buy the parts! lol
jweirs4 years ago
awesome design! i've been debating whether or not i should get the ipad, and one of the reasons against it were the overpriced accessories, but this might be a turning point!
conradev4 years ago
Great design, but i modified it by adding 'legs' to the base (Basically 4 135 degree elbows on each corner) so that i could connect a cable to the iPad.
Shamus030 (author)  conradev4 years ago
Nice addition! I'll try that.
shantanu0074 years ago
Beautiful design! I have been messing with my mindstorms set for sometime looking for the perfect stand and this was much ahead of what I had created. Great Job!
lemonie4 years ago
Nice, the colours suit too.

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