Introduction: Quick and Easy Tablet Stand.

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I wanted to watch a video today on my tablet and needed a stand for it. In the past I had made stands out of file folders to prop up papers for typing. I figured it would be an easy thing to make a stand for a tablet using the same method.

Before going to upload this I looked and discovered there was a similar instructable to this. Since I had already took and edited the pictures I am going to put this Instructable up anyway.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Cardboard box
Pencil, pen or marker


Step 2: Find a Box

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Find a cardboard box. We are using a box instead of a straight piece of cardboard because we want the hinge that is created by a lid flap or side. You can use a flat piece of cardboard but then you will have to cut a crease into it so it bends.

Step 3: Cut a Flap and Side

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Cut a flap and one side of the box out.

Step 4: Draw Your Pattern

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Fold the flap and side in half and draw a pattern like shown in the picture. You are drawing an angled line that has a lip at the bottom. You can make a little bit of a curve at the bottom or top to round off the edges or just draw a simple "L" shape that is titled to the left.

Step 5: Cut Out the Pattern.

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Cut the pattern from the last step through both layers of cardboard. When laid flat the stand should look similar to the picture.

Step 6: Clean Up the Edges and Use Your Stand.

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Comfortably watch your video, slide shows or presentation.


Yasinasadi (author)2014-09-30

simple fast and great

thank you

Todd Gehris (author)Yasinasadi2014-10-01

I'm glad you find this useful. I have a wood version of this posted if you want to get fancy.

Yasinasadi (author)2014-09-30

simple fast and great

thank you

bagiueli (author)2014-06-15

simple and easy! thx ?

bagiueli (author)bagiueli2014-07-06

.. to stabilize the whole thing, tape the "wings" to a maximum width.

Todd Gehris (author)bagiueli2014-07-08

looks like a good modification.

bagiueli (author)bagiueli2014-06-16

Perfected ;-)

rcbailey (author)2014-01-13

What a great, simple idea. I made one in 2 minutes. Works really well.

Todd Gehris (author)rcbailey2014-01-14

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. :) Glad you found it useful.

CommanderCookie (author)2014-01-12

Good idea!


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