kindle fire tablet stand made from office supplies

The idea for this tablet stand came from Deluxe iPhone Pencil Stand which took the idea from The Pencil iPhone Stand. The design is very similar in each one with minor differences. They are calling theirs iPhone stand but I like to call mine a Kindle Fire stand even though it supports any kind of rectangular shaped gadget.

Materials needed:

  • 6 wood pencils with rubber eraser heads
  • 2 small, 1 medium binder clips
  • lots of rubber bands

Instructions:

Take first two pencils cross them at an angle and attach with one or two rubber bands. Rubber band goes on the lead side and the erasers will give you good grip on any surface. These two will become the side legs.

Take the other two pencils, keep them parallel and attach them together with rubber bands. This time rubber bands go near the eraser side. These two pencils will become the back leg.

Take the last two pencils, attach them with rubber bands on either end. This time one eraser end goes with other lead end just for symmetry. These two pencils will become the cradle.

Take the cradle piece and attach it to side legs with even more rubber bands. You want the rubber bands close to the ends – you want enough space to fit a Kindle Fire. Also make sure the cradle’s surface is parallel to the ground. This is where your gadget will rest.

Take the back legs and attach to the rest as you see above. Eraser end goes toward the ground.

Now take the medium size binder clip and clip it to the cradle in the center. Take one of the legs of the binder clip and attach it to the top of the whole stand with a rubber band. This will give your Kindle Fire some stability and let you use the cradle even with smaller gadgets without having them slip back. Take the smaller and binder clips and clip on each of the cradle with legs pointing out. This will stop the Kindle Fire from slipping off the cradle.

And you’re done.

Look how sharp that is. Now if you haven’t wasted enough time already go ahead and watch one of your favorite shows on Netflix maybe.

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4 Responses to kindle fire tablet stand made from office supplies

  1. Timbo White March 7, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Very cool, looks ultra-stable! I like the unsharpened pencils too, much more safe 🙂

    I’m thinking about making a new version of the iphone pencil stand that allows the phone to sit vertically (ie. portrait) on the stand while plugged in. I suppose the 2 pencils at the base would have to be separated just enough so that the USB cable could fit through, but that the phone wouldn’t slide through.

    Glad my post helped inspire this!

  2. Kesha Peoples June 25, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    I just made this stand and it is amazing. Very sturdy, sharp looking and free. Thanks for positing this!

    • howtoguy June 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

      Glad you liked it! I hope it can hold all your tablets!

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