Sleek and Stylish Ipad(and More) Stand




This is a nice alternative to all the big and clumsy stands for ipad.

It took me less than 10 minutes and 2 tools to make this sleek stand

What you need:
x An Ipad
x 3 mm thick Plexiglas
x A jigsaw
x A hot air gun

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Step 1: Step 1

Get your Ipad, first things first, you have to have an Ipad to build an Ipad stand

Step 2: Step 2 - the Material

1. Buy some 3 mm thick Plexiglas (acrylic) or you can buy thicker, it must be 3 mm or more to have the stability to hold your Ipad.

2. Cut out a piece of the glass, I chose 150 mm X 60 mm

3. I masked the piece to prevent it from being scratched from the jigsaw

Step 3: Step 3 - Warm It Up!

When you have your piece of glass you just have to warm it up with your hot air gun till the glass get soft and bendy.

1. Warm your glas till it has soften a little
2. bend your pice to a desired angle
3. hold it
4. let it go when it is cooled down
5. repeat till you get your desired look

Step 4: Step 4 - Unwrapping

Just unwrap the plexiglas and your almost finished...

Step 5: Step 5 - Put Your Ipad in the Stand

Now that your finished, just put your Ipad in the stand!

Step 6: BONUS: You Can Use It With Your Non-Apple Product

For those that just hate Apple or don't have the ability (money) to buy an Ipad can enjoy this stand with non-Apple products.

And you can use it in portrait AND landscape mode ;)

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    58 Discussions


    5 years ago

    I'm a PC but I have two iPads because they are a good product. Anyway good tut.

    Why is it that every post with an apple product has people arguing about which company is better? Apple lovers: not everyone likes their products, believe it or not. Microsoft lovers: you don't need to bring up this topic ever time you see someone with an apple product. EVERY ONE JUST STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE OTHER COMPANY. YOU ARE NOT BEING FORCED TO USE THEIR STUFF.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    i absolutly despise the ipad. but i love how you've used perspex! reminds me of high school fabrication classes lol. i wish there was more perspex type instructables on here as its a great building material and if you look hard enough easy to find and recycle. great idea very simple and your results look very astheticly pleasing and well made

    16 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     God i just hate pc people like you. Why do you have to DESPISE the ipad?
    I mean c'mon, its just a product. Dam.

    I like apple, but i don't hate pc, its just another company. WHY must you hate the ipad? i mean be mature. Im fricken 14 and i can.

     I  am fan of Dell computers but I love my itouch and ipod stuff, I dont mind macs but I prefer  dells, they both have great products

    DJ RadioKnexFreek

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    but then again iPads are far inferior to laptops. No multitasking, keyboard sucks, and you are locked into Apple's itunes store for software and games.

    TheChemikerDJ Radio

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I know. iPads are an expensive toy, they have no practical purpose. And you can get a good laptop for less than an iPad.

    What laptops are you looking at, the ipads cool but over priced, a godd laptop can be bought for less than 400 dollars 

    the platform doesnt matter. i work with macs every day and osx is the best system i've used when working and producing then anything else. i just dont like the limits of the ipad for a device that's big enough and capable of being more than just a MID device. i have my home studio pc (yes pc) i build and repair both systems through work so im sorry if you cant be mature about things kNeXFreek and learn that out in the real world people can like what they want to like.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     ''im sorry if you cant be mature about things kNeXFreek and learn that out in the real world people can like what they want to like.''

    yea...  im sure..

    DJ RadioKnexFreek

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    We hate the iPad because it sucks. Plain and simple.  Apple can and should do better.

    If you ask me, they could fix most, if not all of the iPad's shortcomings and keep it at the same price, and potentially make a perfect product, but they continually "add" features to their products and "make them better" each year just so they can keep selling their stuff and make more money by incrementally upgrading their products.

    If they are getting close to making the product perfect, they just suddenly discontinue the line in question and start a brand new line to replace it. 

    LowneyDJ Radio

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Whilst I see KF is overreacting slightly, I disagree. Apple start with a product that is as good as they can make. Unfortunately, Apple is EXTREMELY arrogant and refuse to have any other company input, hence no flash player etc. A lot of new features for products are user requested, and the only brand that I am aware of that they have halted (in the whole "i" series) is the iPod mini, simply because it was obsolete. So new features are actually requested by critics and users, and Apple then improve the product like that.

    DJ RadioLowney

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    But why not put those features in right off the bat? They have discontinued other lines too, but none of the others have "i" in the beginning of their name (example: Powerbook, newton)