Instructables: exploring - technology - gadgets - ipad Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:32:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 USB Typewriter Kit for Smith-Corona Typewriters jackzylkin This video explains how to install the USB Typewriter Conversion Kit on your Smith Corona typewriter.  This kit allows your typewriter to function as a computer keyboard or as an iPad dock.  For more information, visit
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:06:33 PDT
Easy and Cheap Touchscreen Stylus
Easy and Cheap Touchscreen Stylus - More DIY How To Projects]]> carfin33 An incredibly easy to make stylus and if you have most of the material's, a cheap one too. Parts and Tools All you need for this is:Steel Wool (I used Liberon Grade 0000)A Pencil ( one with a rubber at the top) (that's an eraser for Americans)And you need something to cut the Steel Wool and somet...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:18:21 PDT
Laser-Cut Minimalist iPad Air Stand
Laser-Cut Minimalist iPad Air Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> MakeNBuild I was in the market for a super light and packable stand for my iPad, but couldn't find one i liked that fit my budget. What to do? Make one, of course. I made mine at TechShop. The tools and supplies you'll need for this are: Acrylic sheet, 1/8" thick (make sure you're using acrylic, as so...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:13:44 PDT
3D Printed USB Backup Powerbank project3dprint Visit to download the STL files for you to print at home, order the electronics kit and then watch the instructional video on how to assemble it all together!  The electronic kit cost is $15.33 USD* Never run out of battery again! This easy to print and assemble USB Backu...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 01:53:33 PDT
How to Make a Phone or Tablet Stand Dave Hax How to make a simple yet effective stand for your phone or tablet / iPad. Great for watching films or reading recipes whilst you cook. What you need: Cardboard Scissors Maybe an old credit card or store card Method Watch the video for full instructions.
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 02:31:36 PST
Physical Controller For iPad or iPhone
Physical Controller For iPad or iPhone - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pnmelville I really enjoy playing games on my iPad but sometimes I leave wanting more because they lack a physical controller. I set out to create a simple, cheap, and customizable solution. It can work with almost any app, and with almost any smart phone or tablet! Just attach it to the screen and have fun. ...
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 15:08:21 PST
Make a fab iPad/tablet stand using a plate stand and Sugru! Wildlife Gadgetman Want to make a really easy cheap and effective iPad/tablet stand? All you need is a large plate stand (I picked this one up for only 40p) and a small sachet of Sugru self setting rubber. Bend the front legs of the stand outwards slightly to add a little extra stability. Add small balls of Sugru to ...
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:46:16 PST
Revised Stand For iPad/Books
Revised Stand For iPad/Books - More DIY How To Projects]]> Msurvival I took a rubber roller from a printer and glued it onto the screws,so that the book or IPad doesn't scratch. (You could use heat shrink tubing, or Vinyl tubing to cover up the screws.) What You Need 1. Hot glue gun2. 2 printer rollers(or any tubing that will fit over your screws.) Glueing On T...
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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:03:22 PDT
Universal tablet holder design for in-car, rear-seat entertainment
Universal tablet holder design for in-car, rear-seat entertainment - More DIY How To Projects]]> ztboudet There is a lot of exploration around the use of tablets in cars these days. My needs were in the area of rear-seat entertainment. How could I setup my tablet in the car to keep four kids entertained during a long road trip? I looked online for products and I was not convinced. The idea of hanging th...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:46:41 PDT
Tetra pak Tablet Stand dkl3in 5 min tablet dock. Simple and  easy!    or link 01 milk package (tetra brik base or similar) 01 scissors 01 utility knife 01 ruler 01 pen 02 clips  
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:36:15 PDT
Cell Phone Finger Strap, never drop iPhone or Android again!
Cell Phone Finger Strap, never drop iPhone or Android again! - More DIY How To Projects]]> angelgabriel I recently upgraded my iPhone 3gs to a much larger Galaxy Note. The Note's 5.3" screen size is awesome, but holding the phone and texting w/  one hand is difficult. I was always worried about dropping it. By adding removable elastic 'finger straps' I can now hold my phone securely, never worried ab...
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 09:31:18 PST
iPod Stylus
iPod Stylus - More DIY How To Projects]]> smitty16 This is dirt cheap to make a stylus and works great. The reason this works is  iPod screens detect the electrons coming off your fingers so the tinfoil part of this project  acts as a conductor for the electrons so the screen can detect the stylus touching the screen.  What you need - Tinfoil - S...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:24:08 PST
Tablet / iPad removeable car mount for $1 in 5 minutes
Tablet / iPad removeable car mount for $1 in 5 minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> ftree I was looking for a tablet car mount that is easily removable and doesnt leave any traces on the interior. It's quite nice to use a tablet on longer trips, especially the navigation app, however i dont want to use it every day. Any commercial mount i had found took too long to remove or disturbed th...
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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 05:55:01 PST
DIY Universal Tablet HandleGrip FraG_s Inspired by the Padlette and the HelloStrap, I wanted to make my own handle for a good grip on my tablet. This one is intended to be cheap, really easy to make and adjustable to any device. What you'll need:   - A 30cm (12inches) long piece of nylon strap ; maybe more for biggest tablets, mine is 9...
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Fri, 7 Sep 2012 07:24:02 PDT
Wooden iPad tripod mount dkuhnert I just build a simple wooden iPad tripod mount, so that I would be able to use my iPad during those long trainer rides. I already had a cheap tripod, so the total costs were less then $15 and it took me less than 2 hours (not including the time to let the glue dry) I guess, plywood and any other kin...
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Sat, 5 May 2012 17:56:47 PDT
Cheap touchpad part II.
Cheap touchpad part II. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Computothought Note: all cloude services have been stopped for the Chumby. Check out for additional options for the Chumby. A bit outdted, also see Wanted to try out the new firmware as the...
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:58:41 PST
Make an iPad or Kindle case from an old book and sugru
Make an iPad or Kindle case from an old book and sugru - More DIY How To Projects]]> projectsugru Mattia from Italy first made this project and sent us the images below for the sugru gallery. We thought it was amazing. So what's the best thing to do with amazing projects? Make a step by step instructable to help everyone make their own of course! Oh, and we thought it would be cool to make one ...
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Mon, 13 Feb 2012 05:25:48 PST
Simple Tablet Stand
Simple Tablet Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> willyam111 After traveling on a plane with my tablet. I knew I wanted a tablet stand that had a few characteristics. First, the dock had to be small as to easily fit in my bag. The dock had to allow for an adjustable viewing angle. Last but not least, the dock had to be cheap. I  bought a small C-clamp for $3...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 15:25:49 PST
Custom Kindle sleeve from old pair of jeans.
Custom Kindle sleeve from old pair of jeans. - More DIY How To Projects]]> ernestosiegel Amazon wont ship to my country the sleeve that I wanted. So Idecided to make a custom one from an old pair of jeans. This is my first instructable im open for suggestions in the comment sections. Materials and Tools Whatever fabric you want to use ( I got mine from an old  pair of jeans) Sewin...
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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 19:16:45 PST
Any Size Tablet/iPad/iPhone/iPod Stand (very cheap and easy to make) Kp007 This is how to make an easy stand for almost any tablet device such as an HP Touchpad, Asus eee pad transformer, Samsung galaxy tab, BB Playbook and of course Apple iPad. It is very easy to make and costs absolutely nothing!
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Sun, 8 Jan 2012 11:34:32 PST
USB Gadget Charging Station Horde111 I had an old printer paper organizer lying around and decide to turn it into a charging station.  The top drawer holds either my ipad and Keyboard or an ipod and my Nook.  The second drawer charges my Touchpad and my cell phone.  The third drawer holds the the power bar.  (not all of the USB charger...
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 19:20:50 PST
Make your own iPad capacitive soft brush
Make your own iPad capacitive soft brush - More DIY How To Projects]]> stan16 If you need to "paint" on your iPad (or iPhone or iTouch or any capacitive screen), you are currently restricted to using your finger, a sausage, a banana or a stiff Pogo stylus. Now you can make a soft brush easily with a bag of potato chips and some sticky tape. The foil bags used to bag chips wo...
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Tue, 1 Nov 2011 20:48:47 PDT
Slim DVD case tablet stand hardwarehank Riding on the coattails of jtisserand's excellent instructable on a tablet stand, I made my own version with a slim DVD case, since I had a bunch of those lying around.  Here's what you'll need: 1 Slim DVD case (like those found here) About 6" of 12 gauge solid insulated wire (like this) ...
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Tue, 6 Sep 2011 17:21:29 PDT
Zero gravity tablet or ereader floor stand from balanced arm lamp """Sugru Update"""
Zero gravity tablet or ereader floor stand from balanced arm lamp """Sugru Update""" - More DIY How To Projects]]> LifeWarrior 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 wi...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2011 19:07:21 PDT
DIY HP Touchpad Sleeve donnydanger Got bored being stuck in the house with no power during the hurricane... so I made a custom leather sleeve for my HP TouchPad out of an old motorcycle jacket. It was a quick and easy project, just some cutting and sewing. I cut out a big section of the back of the jacket, folded it in half around t...
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Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:20:37 PDT
Homeade Tablet Stands done in style drjohnson0555 This is a very simple project to do with the things laying around your shop I know I personally acrue a ton of non working monitors and they end up tossed out so I thought it would be a good idea to take some old wire metal shelves and the stands from those monitors and put them all together and hot...
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Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:51:51 PDT
iPad 2 - How to Disassemble - A Teardown Take Apart powerbookmedic This is another teardown guide from This video will show you how to disassemble the iPad 2. From removing the glass, the LCD, the camera, and battery to being left with the back case. This video covers removing all the internal components.
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Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:03:15 PST
Guitar to iPad/iPod/iPhone connector (iRig) on the cheap
Guitar to iPad/iPod/iPhone connector (iRig) on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> wintergoat In this instructable, I will show you how to make a cable to use your iPad/iPod/iPhone as a guitar amplifier for cheap. Materials All the materials you need are in the picture. Hover over the yellow boxes to see. Connect the male-to-male adaptor Connect the male to male adaptor to the red RCA ...
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Thu, 3 Mar 2011 17:02:59 PST
iPad Chair
iPad Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> bdring It's all about the chair.  I keep reading that in blogs all over the Internet.  If you want to enjoy your iPad you need a comfortable chair.  Even Steve Jobs sat in a chair while demonstrating the iPad at the press conference.  Well, I decided to take it a step further and make a chair for the iPad....
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Mon, 2 Aug 2010 10:49:33 PDT
Simplistic Lego iPhone 4 Stand
Simplistic Lego iPhone 4 Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> shantanu007 Created using only Lego Mindstorms this stand can rotate in place to support both portrait and landscape views while propping up your iPhone Understanding the Parts This stand is created using 4 Major Parts: 1) The Foot 2) The Legs 3) The Gear System  The Foot This is the first part of the st...
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Sun, 1 Aug 2010 17:14:59 PDT
Simple iPad case (FedEx supplies)
Simple iPad case (FedEx supplies) - More DIY How To Projects]]> delerium Here is an easy to make case for your iPad, using some "free" supplies from a well known courier service.  You can use the iPad while it is in the case. It is not padded but it should protect your device from light scratches. Note: Use this case at your own risk. This case is meant for amusement pu...
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Tue, 6 Apr 2010 17:20:01 PDT