However, you don't need to make a USB Typewriter if you simply want to use your trusty typewriter as a iPad stand or charging station -- in this simple instructable, I'll show you how.
Step 1: Prepare the support
Once you have obtained the brass strip, use scissors to cut it down into a 2inx6in rectangle, as shown. Steel scissors will cut through brass quite easily, but you must go slow -- if you have them, you can use tin snips instead. In this picture, I am demonstrating with a piece of scrap metal.
NOTE: If you have purchased a USB Typewriter from my store, the stand is provided already -- there is no need to make one, so you can skip this step.