Stand for a tablet

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Project by Froggy posted 11-09-2013 10:24 PM 2526 views 17 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a stand for my wife’s 10” Samsung tablet. She has a flip cover that doubles as a stand, but it doesn’t work very well, so she wanted something more stable. Just found some 1/4” plywood offcuts, and put together this contraption. The default slant angle is 45 degrees, and the hinged top makes it 60 degrees it needed. The hinge pivot is a piece of a copper wire. There are also three high-friction rubber pads at the bottom.

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#1 posted 11-09-2013 11:09 PM

nice idea here.. thanks for posting..

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 12:05 AM

Clever design, and it looks good!

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 01:20 AM

Cool! Nicely designed and constructed—congratulations on a job well done.

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 02:50 PM

Nice design and a great idea for some scraps.

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#5 posted 11-10-2013 03:44 PM

Nice and useful.Beautiful hinge.

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#6 posted 11-10-2013 03:53 PM

This is a nice design. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 11-10-2013 05:41 PM

Nice design. I like how you did the hinge to make the different angles for support.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#8 posted 11-10-2013 05:46 PM

Nice project. I am going to make several stands for Christmas presents this year. Our family has everything from ipads, to samsung tablets. The stands make a perfect cookbook rest, especially when it is digital! :-)

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#9 posted 11-11-2013 05:04 AM

Thanks for nice words, everyone!

Mike—in fact, one of the reasons I made this stand was to use a tablet in the kitchen as a cookbook. :) I added high-friction pads mainly because of that, to make it more stable on a granite countertop. It could possibly be used for a regular book as well, but the lip needs to be reworked a bit—the measurements are specifically for the tablet.

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#10 posted 11-11-2013 02:11 PM

Very cool idea. I too like how you did the hinge to change the angle, genious!

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#11 posted 11-13-2013 03:21 PM

Great idea and project, it makes those gadgets convenient to use. Great job!

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#12 posted 11-15-2013 02:32 PM

As others have said, great idea. I especially like the way you constructed the hinges by doubling up on the thickness – it made it easy to add with the benefit of an easy way to have a stop on the hinge travel. Nice.

-- TomWS, North Carolina

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#13 posted 01-29-2015 07:23 PM

Very nice! This project inspired me to try one for my wife. She needed a bookstand for cookbooks and her tablet both. She loves it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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