Introduction: Tablet Stand From Cardboard Box and Reused Keyboard
This is a tablet stand made from a box and the keyboard from an old tablet case.
Step 1: The Base Material
I recently got a 10 1/2 tablet, and I was using a cheap case/keyboard combo with it. But it was old and the case itself was coming apart at the seams. So i decided to build a new base for the tablet using cardboard and the keyboard from the case.
Step 2: The Box
I used a mailing box as a base. First I hot glued the box sides together to make a stable base, then i cut out 30 degree angle support triangles and hot glued them to the base and one of the flaps to make a backboard. The black lines were just guidelines for the cardboard triangles: I used a lot of hot glue on the edges of the trangles to keep it stable.
Step 3: Attaching the Keyboard.
I then added two 1 inch wide strips on top of each other across the base as a stop for the tablet. I added a strip across the bottom of the keyboard to raise it up slightly so as not to interfere with the chip attached to the keyboard itself. After that i put it on the base just to get the correct position for it.
Step 4: Keyboard
I used two one inch wide spacers on either side of the base, leaving a space for the chip attached to the keyboard. After that I hot glued the keyboard onto the base then hot glued a 1 inch spacer in front of the keyboard and on its' sides.
Step 5: Trimming the Base
Afterwards I tested the keyboard with the tablet, which still worked, then trimmed off the excess cardboard.
Step 6: Final Tablet Holder
The finished holder is sturdy and holds the tablet securely.
To finish it off, I'm going to glue metal-foil posterboard onto it: Bronze perhaps for a steampunk look.
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