This is an easy to make iPad stand that costs less than $10 and is adjustable (sort of). The idea of the DIY iPad stand came to me from the incredible Fran Hegge, who shared a Pinterest pin with me (no longer available) that was simply a photo of an iPad stand made from PVC pipe. I thought it would be a good idea to recreate it in our MakerSpace and share the design specs.
- 1 inch PCV pipe (~9 feet/3 meters)
- 8 elbow connectors
- 4 T connectors
- Saw or pipe cutter (the pipe cutter below is quick & easy to use)
- PVC glue
Start by cutting all of your PVC. You will need the following lengths:
- 2 – 78 cm (31″)
- 2 – 40 cm (16″)
- 4 – 14 cm (5.5″)
- 4 – 4 cm (1.6″)
Assemble upper rectangle (without glue) using 4 elbows, 2 78 cm, 2 Ts, & 4 4 cm pieces.
Assemble both legs (without glue)
Your finished stand should look something like the one below. I recommend not glueing it together until you have tested out the height. After using the stand a few times you might want to glue the upper rectangle and the base part of the legs. If this is all you glue together you can interchange different sized legs, depending on the height needed for the project you are doing.
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