This is a very easy to make and inexpensive tripod mount for iPads or any tablet really. It is made from a piece of PVC drain pipe and a t-nut. The funnest part of this project is the unique way the pipe is flattened to become the iPad case.

This project was adapted from a YouTube video. The original design would not quite fit my tripod so I made a new mounting bracket.

Step 1: Materials

14" of  4" PVC schedule 20 drain pipe
PVC cement
1 1/4" #20 t-nut
card stock
<p>Does this work on IPad Air?</p>
<p>You can try but I'm sure it will. It has worked on differrent tablets and phones, so I'm fairly confident it will</p>
<p>Thx man. i made mine and it is awesome!!! thx so much. ill upload a photo soon</p>
<p>I made one for my son's phone to mount on his bike. I cut two slits and used a hose clamp to mount it to the handle bars.</p>
<p>Great idea! I came across this a few months ago and wanted to make a mount for my phone on my bike, but didn't know if anyone else had made it or was possible. Thanks, and very nice instructable!</p>
<p>I made mine without an oven. Certain size limitation, don't y' know. So I used a heat gun. </p><p>No it wasn't easy but I finally got it flat enough to finish the work. I used my band saw where it was easy to use and a scroll saw for the harder cuts including the radii in the corners. I also made a pattern of plywood the same size and shape as the iPad in case I need to do this again. </p>
<p>Looks great! Thanks for posting a picture. </p>
Very, very nice. Ingenious idea. Thanks for sharing.
<p>What an awesome idea! I can't wait to make one. Thanks!</p>
<p>This is ingenious. You could theoretically use this to create sheets of plastic for use in a CNC cutting machine to do your templating, and then use the heat gun for shaping thereafter. Seriously brilliant.</p>
<p>Brilliant!</p><p>Tell me please, what are the dimensions of the pipe in metric means?</p>
The pipe I used is really for drainage and available in big box hardware stores. In metric it is about 10 cm in diameter and thin walls about 2 mm. It is usually 8 to 10 feet long so about 3 m.
Thanks a lot! I was confused about the dimension 20 in the post.<br>Yes, this kind of pipes are common for all the housekeeping and building stores. Just found apiece of about 2 feet length. Now &quot;Gone fishing&quot; :D<br>Thanks again
<p>Great tutorial, brother! I made a similar mount albeit for a mobile phone. My Lumia allows for long exposure photography, and I was wondering how I could mount it. The only modification I made was that I made the base quite heavy and thick, this allows me to use the mount itself as a stand. </p>
<p>Looks great! I've been meaning to make one for my phone too.</p>
<p>pure genius man! I've been puzzling how to mount a 7&quot; tablet in a silicone waterproof case to my motorcycle, and you nailed it! In the UK we don't have the same pipe you mention, so I used black downpipe, which cost just &pound;5 ($8). </p><p>Because of restricted space near the windshield, I modified the design to it just has little side tabs to prevent sideways slippage, and a sprung top clip, allowing me to just spring the tablet forward to remove it. Riveted a metal bracket on the back for fixing to bike. Went for a test ride today and all was well at 70. Thanks so much !!</p>
<p>Thanks! I'm glad this instructable was helpful. I love the black PVC. It looks so cool with the black case and your bike. </p>
<p>Hi Do you Have design To Make a Sun Shade For Ipad2</p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>Hi Do you have the Template For This</p>
<p>Great project, very creative use of materials. Definitely going to try this.</p>
<p>nice! Looks like something Apple would sell... And kind of looks like an iMac.</p>
Very nice solution! Thanks! Just one question; you used grey drain pipe, but after heating the pvc looks nice (Apple) white! How come? I@lbert
Thanks for your kind words. The pipe is not grey. Maybe the dirty pipe looks that way in the pictures in contrast to the white paper and stove. It is plain white drain pipe found in box stores or plumbing supply.
Great! It helps me a lot!
Bravo Zulu!
Beautiful work !
great project, and very well done instructable!
So many plastic projects will be possible since I saw the flattening of the pvc! Thanks, and that is a wonderful ipad holder!
Extremely brilliant, accessible and perfectly explained ! <br>Top !
Very nice idea, well executed. Nice 'ible too. <br>Bravo!

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