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Slim DVD case tablet stand

Picture of Slim DVD case tablet stand
Riding on the coattails of jtisserand's excellent instructable on a tablet stand, I made my own version with a slim DVD case, since I had a bunch of those lying around.  Here's what you'll need:
  • 1 Slim DVD case (like those found here)
  • About 6" of 12 gauge solid insulated wire (like this)
  • Hot glue and a the associated gun
  • A sharp object to cut thin plastic (I used a box cutter)
The slim cases I used have little rectangular holes next to the booklet holder tabs where I inserted the wire.  See the picture.  I bent the wire upwards into the case, and hot glued it to the inside of the case.  Then, I bent the outside part of the wire upwards and hot glued a cap on the end of the wire to prevent pad scratching.  The insulation already on the wire provides a nice soft, yet slightly rubber grippy surface for the tablet edge.

Then, I hot glued the wire inside the case to make it keep the inverted V shape.  See pictures.

This is all very straightforward, so I won't bother to go into too much more detail.

I estimate the total cost of this project to be about $1.50 if you had to buy hot glue, wire and a DVD case.
I cut holes on the side and put a but of soft tubing with wire inside of it and put it on the case. Now I can use it in the car.
jtisserand2 years ago
Congrats!

Unfortunately I accidently deleted the text of my instructable and i'm too lazy to rewrite it.

Now I have to find a case after throwing them away and storing DVDs in

CD Cases...Drat !
jensenr302 years ago
very neat!