April 1, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Cardboard Box iPad Photo Stand


With all the new fancy equipment, its easy to get caught up in a 3D printed solution to a simple problem. But sometimes, nothing beats a cardboard box and duct tape. Two of my favorite materials!

iPads are great for taking photos, but that’s a really hard thing to do with one hand! I wanted my mom, a stroke survivor and artist, to be able to independently take photos of her recent work.

So I took a cardboard box and made this stand for her. Bow she can post her sketches onto her own website at, by linking it with Tumblr and giving her a lesson on how to use their app. It’d be great if there was 1-2 fewer steps, but she got it in the end. Now, she’s been enjoying it so much that the cardboard has worn slightly, changing the optimal angle. So, I need to reinforce it. ┬áNow that I know she likes it and can use it, I’ll make one in wood.



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