Need advice for a DIY iPad mount.
April 16, 2010 4:25 PM   Subscribe

Need advice for a DIY iPad mount. I would like be able to mount my iPad to my bed's headboard. Optimally the mount would be flexible enough to allow me to position my iPad directly over my head for when lying on back, and allow me to bring it down a bit for when laying on my side. Any suggestions for materials to use would be appreciated (especially some sort of flexible material sturdy enough to handle the weight of the iPad)
posted by travis08 to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
You know those lamps that you can vice grip to a table and they sort of resemble the human arm in terms of length and articulation ability? I'd say get one of those and then you just have to mount it to the lamp. Just a question of whether the joints would want to move under the weight of the iPad. Then you've also got a reading lamp when you're not using the iPad!
posted by dino terror at 4:31 PM on April 16, 2010

Neither DIY nor cheap, but there are book holders that would do the job -- search for "hands-free book stand" (or holder) for some design inspiration.
posted by Zed at 4:47 PM on April 16, 2010

I wonder if this sort of extendable shaving mirror mount would work?
posted by TochterAusElysium at 7:23 PM on April 16, 2010

Perhaps you could jury rig something with this.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:13 AM on April 17, 2010

A clamp type monitor arm should work, you could use velcro to attach it to your iPad.

I use this monitor arm with my treadmill and am able to position it wherever I like.
posted by wongcorgi at 3:32 AM on April 17, 2010

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