DIY iPad Wall Mount
About the Design
It wasn’t easy to come up with the design easy enough for everyone to make. There where things I had to consider before making it. First, I wanted the iPad mounted without taking it out of the case. I have looked around and saw a lot of mounts that requires you to remove your case before using it or use their case. Who wants to take out the iPad out of the case? And I already have a case. Some cases are even hard to remove and sometimes you could wear out the case by doing so. I considered mounting the iPad with the case so that its still an on the go device and easy to remove. Second, making my own wall mount arm would be very complex. The way it rotates and move in all directions is very hard to make. And plus, its going to hold my iPad, it has to be reliable. So I looked around the web for the best wall mount arm at a decent price. Third, Why the handles? Well, if you have used a wall mount such as this. You will notice that it does take some effort in moving the front tilting and rotational. Of course you can loosen the tension springs but still, there can be damage if you use the iPad to change the position. Forth, the Lexan/ Polycarbonate Plastic sheet. I looked into wood; its bulky, metal; hard to work with, ordinary plastic; would break easy. So I had some left over Lexan sheet from a previous project. At 1/4″ thick, its durable and sturdy enough to hold everything together. Fifth, Why the metal clips. At first testing this method, I was like “No, this metal ain’t touching my iPad”. Then after attaching the clips in the Lexan sheet and mounting my iPad. I have noticed that it doesn’t touch the glass of the iPad, it hugs the case just right. The springs are strong enough to hold the iPad but not enough to cause any damage. And last, I considered everyone who would like to make one. The construction and assembly has to be easy. So this is my iPad Mount.
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There are 3 main materials you need for your iPad mount. These are Lexan/ Polycarbonate Plastic sheet, 1/2″ PVC pipe and 2 Clip boards.
You may purchase the Lexan/ Polycarbonate Plastic sheet at TAP Plastics They provide custom cut at a great price.
For the Curve iPad Mount: 1/4″ thick x 8 1/2″ x 12 1/2″
Regular rectangle mount: 1/4″ thick x 8 1/2″ x 11″
Wall mount available at Provantage at great price.