I never stop reading its probably the best way to learn something new. Though for years I've had one chronic problem that bothers me when holding a book and now a reader, it's the arm fatigue from trying to hold the material at an eye level. I'm not one of those types that can sit for a long time with a book in my lap or on a desk, having to crane my neck causes a fatigue as well. Most times I find myself doing something else when I'd rather be reading something, due to these little nuisance pains.
My mother was going to throw a couple of old lamps out, one my daughter took and this balanced arm lamp without a base sitting on my materials shelf for weeks now. Having 2 or 3 of these types of lamps already just figured I use it for something. A couple of days ago while reading down in my workshop and experiencing one of these particular pains I looked up at the lamp sitting there and inspiration struck:
"The Zero Gravity Reader Stand"
Step 1: What you'll need to get started!
Materials and Tools
Balanced arm lamp (the bigger the better)
Some kind of stand (this has many options even making one from scratch)
Wood or plastic blocks (While researching another project I came across some plastic off-all real cheap at a local steel manufacturer near where I live, you can get this stuff at pretty much any craft store though in small quantities)
Bolts and washers(I picked up a box at Harbor Freight for general project use a few months ago really cheap)
Spring (At H.F. as well cheap)
Drill or drill press
Cheap tap and die set (or a torch and bolt for plastic block only)
Dremel high speed cutter bit (Part #115-01)
Saws (I've done something similar in the past with just a couple of hand saws, It takes a lot longer but it can be done)
Sugru (this will be my first time using the stuff so I we'll see how it goes I'll be convinced once the instructable is done and working)