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Picture of iPAD wall mount for under $50
This instructable is to make your own ipad wall mount or stand, like pictured below.
it should cost you under $50 bucks as long as you get 1/8 scrap acrylic and somebody to cut it cheap.

To get started you will need several materials:
1.) Acrylic, 1/8" thickness any color of your choice. You will need a 12" by 18" sheet if you cut both pieces or 2 12" by 9" sheets to cut singles.
2.) Screws:
    
     To screw the 2 acrylic pieces together:
      4 Black-Oxide Alloy Steel Socket Head Cap Screw 6-32 Thread, 7/8" Length (these are ones for allen wrenches, you can
      use star pattern or regular, my thought the more complicated the screw head the less easily opened)
      McMaster Carr # 91251A152
    
    To attach the mount to the back:
     4 Flat undercut machine screws 3/4" Screw 6-32 Thread 3/4 Length McMaster Carr # 91099A224

3.) Nuts:

     8 Nylon insert Hex Locknut 6/32 Screw 6-32 Thread (these are the zinc grated ones, there are also black ones and
     of course you can do nuts without nylon insert) McMaster Carr # 90631A007

4.) Several standoffs:

     4 Unthreaded:
     Aluminum Unthreaded Round Spacer 1/4" OD, 1/2" Length, #6 Screw Size McMaster Carr # 2510A445

     2 Threaded:
     Aluminum Threaded Round Standoff 1/4" OD, 1/2" Length, 6-32 Screw Size McMaster Carr # 93330A445

5.) and some bumpers (4 total):

     ipad 1: 9/64 inch Adhesive-Backed Polyurethane Bumper Flat Top, 1/2" McMaster Carr #95495K113
     ipad 2: 1/4 inch Adhesive-Backed Polyurethane Bumper Flat Top, 1/2" McMaster Carr # 95495K223

6.) a VESA wall mount of your choice. We used this one, it looks ok and cost $17. It is entirely up to you which one you choose.

As far as materials goes, you can use whatever screws you want and you might come up with a better combination all together. Just remember that our file is set for the ones above. You may have to alter the hole sizes in the template if you use different screws. For example, you could use shorter bumpers and reduce the length of your screws and standoffs, etc. All that is up to you.
 
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Zephyr Wind3 years ago
Why don't you just put velcro on the wall and velcro on your ipad and then stick your ipad to the wall?
If you use velcro, it will leave sticky residue on your wall and your iPad, though it is easier than laser cutting a wall mount. If you do decide to do that though, just use a blowdrier and blow on the back of the iPad to get the velcro off without a sticky mess.
thanks for the advice :)
klaviatury3 years ago
Its cute and all but velcro is 3 bucks and takes 1 min to install
hholder13 years ago
We developed awesome solution for mounting almost any kind of tablet on almost any surface and it is a version of Velcro but perfectly balanced and shaped. It is called Hedgie as Hedgehog carries an apple symbolism in mind. Sticky residues (if any) can always be removed with normal lemon juice. You are welcome to check it out on http://www.hedgie.net or google it.

wilgubeast3 years ago
This is awesome! What a great first Instructable. Keep up the good work.
Thank you! :)