Wooden IPad Stand With Recycled Hard Drive Parts

About: I have a lot of free time on my hands. I have chronic Lyme disease, so I can't work anymore. Every once in a while, I'll get to work in my shop. Not too often, but when I do, I really enjoy it. I try to use ...

I made this stand as a birthday gift for my mother. She loves it and I thought I'd share it with you.  It's made from maple and I sized it to fit the iPad in it's protective case. There is access to all of the ports and buttons on the iPad so it can be charged while it's on the stand. I used the spindle and platter from an old hard drive and a 1/2" ball bearing and a spring for the rotation. I have a few more hard drive parts so I'll try to do a full instructable on my next build.

Let me know what you think.



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    5 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I like your design. I'll probably try using it. I'll let you know how it goes.

    Winged Fist

    7 years ago on Introduction

    This is really well done! With a few brass corners, and an Instructable, I think this would be a very popular Steampunk iPad stand!

    Thanks for the comments. I will be building another stand soon, so I'll make sure to take pictures of each step this time.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Wow! That is a very nice looking stand indeed.
    I am very interested in your instructable as well.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Wow! I love the hard drive idea.
    I would love to see your build up.