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Ok . haven't been here for a while and figured it was time for a new one.
My family went together and got me a BB Playbook for Christmas. I was blown away.
I found it kinda hard to hang onto all the time because of it's size so I decided it's time to make a desk stand for it.
I didn't even look to see what instructables had. I just dove in and start fabricating.
Here is what I came up with. I took most of the pictures with my new toy. while I made it.
I made this in a couple of  hours.  When I had it all finished I couldn't take pictures of it in the stand so I had to dig out the old digital camera to finish off this great project.
Hope you all enjoy it.
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Step 1: Tools

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You will need all these tools. not to many rather simple project.
First you will need a piece of Plexi Glass as what I call it.
A measuring device of some kind.  I used a tape measure be cause that is what was handy.
A marker because pencil or pen don't show up to well on the plastic.
Some kind of heat source. I used a heat gun paint stripper type. Gets very very hot.
Of course every project needs a fine adjustment tool. AKA hammer, sudden impact driver, what ever.
Have I forgotten any thing? Yes! A cutting tool. 
A table saw is what I used. It does a real nice job if done properly.
A hack saw or hand saw of some sort will work if your good with them. I am not.

Step 2: Step One

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Take measurements of your Tablet and piece of stock to determin what size is required.
I used 5 1/2 inches wide and used the whole length which was about 16 inches. (not to critical how long it is.)
In this pic it shows it already cut.
SaraB57 months ago

This is really cool, thanks for all the info! If anyone is interested, omghow is giving away a tablet in the next couple of days for their 12 days of giveaway thing. https://omghow.com/holiday_giveaways You can check out the deets there. :)

gfry3 years ago
the chipped and cracked edges of saw cut acrylic need to be "flamed". Take a bbq lighter or even a propane torch, and "flame polish" the cut edges. The edges will be smooth and rounded when finished.


Grand-Pa (author)  gfry3 years ago
Thank you for the tip. I'll try that. I used a file on it but still left a few rough edges.
I had better do that out side though. The smell of burning plastic isn't a good room deodorizer :)
macgirl543 years ago
That chipping and cracking is a real problem. I put Duct tape along the edge I cut, just either side of the cut point, on either side. No chipping or cracking, but I was still very careful.

Great instructable btw. Thanks
Grand-Pa (author)  macgirl543 years ago
Thank you for tip and the complement .
That was the first time I worked with plexi glass so that's what I came up with.
I have used masking or painters tape in the past on thin pieces of work (mostly wood) as well .