Newer iPads actually have some decent cameras but tripod mounts are a little bit tough to come by. I'm a school teacher and our video club recently started working on some stop motion projects. The iPad mini is actually pretty handy for simple stop motion and there are some decent apps out there for it but a tripod is necessary to do any kind of accurate stop motion. The first little gem that I stumbled upon was a youtube video of this process made by You2CanDIY.
I credit the creator of this mount entirely and thought I would simply add a few more tips and resources in case anyone else wants to try their hand at this process.