iPad Stand Made From Panavise & Sugru
Posted on June 14, 2010 by kelly maddox
With a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse (using BTstack Mouse), this is a great stand for turning your iPad into an iMac style computer.
This great-looking iPad stand uses a few different components to stand out from all of the other iPad stands that we’ve seen. Ultimately, the fact that it’s not leaning against anything and simply suspending the iPad from a suction cup is really interesting.
This clever and elegant iPad stand comes courtesy of Kent Barnes. The most important component was the suction attachment of a Garmin GPS. It’s thanks to this that the iPad is propped up in the air, kind of like a regular computer monitor. It looks really convenient.
Kent then molded Sugru around the suction attachment so that it was compatible with the base from a Panavise. Sugru is like modeling clay and can cure at room temperatures overnight. It becomes a tough silicone, which was perfect for this build.
The Apple Bluetooth keyboard makes this iPad and its stand look like a micro desktop, definitely nice to look at. Since none of the elements are that heavy, you can lug them around as well, although we think that a foldable or rollable keyboard might be better suited that the Apple Bluetooth keyboard.