My kids use an IPad as a TV a lot. And they often prop it up in some precarious way. So I thought I would make an iPad holder for them.
Here are the cut files (right click to save them).
It is designed for 1/8 thick material. And it should be assembled using glue.
I made the right side a little wider, so there is room for decorations, or a logo, or something to customize the look of the holder.
I made the hinge at the back so that you can change the orientation and angle of the iPad. There’s a “key” you insert that holds the hinge at different preset angles.
I’m hoping the “key” is enough to hold the hinge in place securely. If not, there are also holes, where you can insert a size 10 bolt and use something like a wing nut to hold things in place.
I tried to keep in mind the location of all the buttons, speakers, cameras, ports, etc. on the IPad and have easy access to them.
I made the holder thick enough to accommodate most thin cases. You should be able to put the iPad in the holder with the case still on (and the case cover would just drape over the hinge at the back).
This is just a model at this point, and I’ve not created a physical object out of it yet. I’d love some feedback on the design, both from an aesthetics and functional perspective.
I have very thick skin when it comes to feedback, so please be honest and don’t hesitate if you have negative comments or suggestions for improvements.