This is a stand for the iPad 2 which works in a Ford F-150. You may have to tweak the design to fit your own cup-holders.
Step 1: Gather Materials
You will need:
- CO2 laser or something to cut the wood
- 1/8 inch wood sheets in whatever size you can laser (we used 24"x12")
- 12"x12"x3/16" acrylic sheet (any color; we used black)
*Can be made with wood if you prefer
- One foot piece of 2" diameter PVC
- 2-in PVC coupling
- 3/8" dowel rod
- 1" diameter wooden ball
- Craft foam (any color, you can't see it when the project is finished)
- Rubber 1/8 sheet
- Hot glue gun
- Weight to put on the bottom (we used marbles)
- Spray Paint
Annotated above is the material descriptions of the below DXF file
You will require software that can read such DXF files
STEP 1: CUT THIS STUFF.
STEP 2: JUMP AND SHOUT FOR JOY; YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY!!
STEP 3: MAKE A HARLEM SHAKE OUT OF STEP 2
STEP 4: DROP THE BASS
STEP 5: PICK IT BACK UP, DUST IT OFF, AND HOPE IT'S NOT BROKEN
STEP 6: IF BASS IS BROKEN, ABANDON SHIP AND START AGAIN
STEP 7: THERE IS NO STEP SEVEN................the step is a lie
Step 3: Pipe Mount
The pipe mount allows the top X-piece to stay firmly inside the base.
STEP 1: Assemble as shown below
STEP 2: Cut from the craft foam two disks roughly the size of the bottom piece
STEP 3: Cut a hole in the center (like the middle pieces) slightly smaller than the dowel rod you are using
STEP 4: Sandwich the foam disks as annotated above
Step 4: IPad Holder X-Piece
This is the part that holds the iPad and connects to the ball and socket
STEP 1: Glue the rectangle pieces together and insert the ball and dowel rod
STEP 2: Glue the smaller plywood x-pieces together with the holed one on the bottom
STEP 3: Screw the rectangle pieces and the plywood x-pieces together with the ball and dowel in the middle
STEP 4: Assemble the larger X-piece as shown
STEP 5: Glue larger X-piece to the top of the ball and socket joint
*Be sure to put the longer part on the long sides of the x-piece.
Step 5: The Base
Insert PVC coupling. Spraypaint black if you are cool. If you so desire, insert the pipe mount and fill the base with a weight (we used marbles). Cap it off with the annotated pieces above and make sure it is secure. Glue/tape if neccessary.
Step 6: Final Assembly
Place the ring of rubber onto the base and slide down to the bottom. Insert the pipe mount into the top of the base, and the dowel into the pipe mount. Both should fit snugly and rotating should require a little bit of force. YOU'RE DONE!! Go put it in your cup-holder and enjoy the use of your iPad in the car.
Step 7: Disclaimer
DISCLAIMER: This Instructable was made for a school project and the probability of YOU recreating our results, even with the Pope's blessing, is slim at best (around 3.00-3.25%). All bets are off that no animals were hurt during the making of this project. For questions and help, call the Vatican. If they are unable to help you, contact the Illuminati or your choice of conspiracy organizations.
Sincerely, with love, the team at Rol-Designing
Disclaimer to the disclaimer: the above paragraph is SARCASM