Best IPad Stand Ever ;)




Introduction: Best IPad Stand Ever ;)

Being a long time user of the iPad, i am not only using it for fun but also for work. When it comes to writing long emails or documents, there is nothing better than apple's own keyboard dock, which practically turns the iPad into a notebook.

But when it comes to watching video or using apps like musical instruments or DJ app's, it's not quite fitting. Mostly you want to use the iPad in landscape mode, which is impossible with the keyboard dock. Of course you can buy stands supporting it both ways, but all of what i could find was designed to work on a flat, solid surface.

I thought about my needs and finally came up with this thing...

Step 1: You Will Need...

To build it, you need the following stuff:

- a microphone stand, with a small and at the same time not to light base
- a soft grip microphone clamp (so it doesn't shatter from the screws)
- an iPad car mount (or anything else that holds your iPad and can be screwed on to something)
- two screws of a reasonable size (this depends on your particular materials)

Putting things together is quite easy, just saw off the two sides of the clamp like seen in the picture.
You want to cut off the same amount on both sides, to have it mounted perpendicular later.
Then, put in screws to fix the car mount to the microphone clamp.

And done!

Step 2: ... and It's Done!

You can use the stand upright to watch some video in bed or bathtub, on the balcony or next to your table. It's also great to have several people work on the same thing.
I also use it flat like a table when playing instruments or using the DJ app.

Have fun!

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    Did you have to drill holes in the iPad mount and the mic mount? If so, what size was the drill bit and the screw? If not, what size were the screws and how did you drive them to the mic mount?? Thanks!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    the ipad mount already had some holes which i used to make the connection to the microphone mount. i used some random screws from my toolbox and chose the drill accordingly.
    i intended this instructable to be an inspiration to get you started rather than step-by-step instructions. please be invited to do some "macgyvering" :)


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I made a similar iPad stand by attaching the actual holder part of an el cheapo iPad car mount to one of those easy-to- find floor lights that consist of an aluminum pole that ends in a gooseneck stuck into a solid base. I re-enforced the gooseneck part with some heavy gauge wire and made a minor modification to the back of the car holder so it was a perfect fit, screwed them together and voila - for @10 bucks and half an hours' work I have an attractive stand that holds my iPad securely in every possible angle, orbit and height combination you like - so simple I can't believe nobody else seems to be making them! I'm planning to make another one on casters with a coffee mug holder, what else could you want? (I'd include a photo, but can't work out how to on an iPad!)