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The latest in a series of home-made things to do with a tablet, I wanted to make a simple stand so my wife could use hers to show recipes/crochet patterns/whatever. It started out as an inverted v-shaped bit of card slotted into 2 runners, it worked but was a bit clunky.
My work colleague, a technician by trade but an artist at heart, decided that it could be a lot more elegant with her triangle-based design. So with Adobe Illustrator we knocked up the template you see here. It was cut out of artists' mount board and as you can see is pretty sturdy - to the point where it will (just about) hold a heavy Microsoft Surface. The tablet shown is a quite lightweight 7" Chinese job, so you'd need to scale it up for a full-size iPad. If you want to have a go you can download the pdf here.
UPDATE - my work has a CNC machine which can cut plastics, so I sent them my design. It's 3mm hard plastic, so the fold needed to be made with a hotwire. This limits portability, so stay tuned for a new version in 2 parts with an interlocking system!