Ekby Valter

Published on December 24th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


IkeaPad stand

Before I dive into the hack, I wanted to take this chance to wish you all a very merry Christmas. I won’t be posting any hacks over the weekend, as I will be busy stuffing my face and opening presents. Hope you will be getting some great gifts too. Should you receive one off Steve Jobs’ production line, you may want to hack this stand for it and save a bundle. ~ Jules

Materials: $3 EKBY VALTER bracket, 1 dowel, 2 screws

1) Take Ekby Valter bracket and turn it upside down.

2) Remove bottom screw from Ekby, replace with longer screw, then screw dowel into same hole (make sure the dowel is screwed in so that it makes a deeper lip for iPad to sit on).

3) Screw in a horizontal dowel in the hole below, close enough to the surface, to act as a stabilizer.

4) Add rubber cushion things for traction (and to make sure that stabilizer actually touches the surface)

~ Stephen Wong, Oakland, CA

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

10 Responses to IkeaPad stand

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  2. eeka says:

    Jules probably has the money to buy Apple products BECAUSE s/he makes things using common materials rather than unnecessarily spending wads of cash on things like iPad stands.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think the point is that some people like to do things because they can, not just because they can’t afford to buy something “better.” And why don’t you consider this stand to be “proper?” Only because it was not branded as an iPad stand?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Where is this dowel? Better photo explanation please.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’ve looked and looked and still don’t see any dowel.

  6. Steve says:

    you have the money to buy apple products but not the money for a proper stand?

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  8. Privategirls says:


  9. Dear Ikea Hacker – I hope you’re enjoying your holiday weekend too. It’s the 27th of Dec and I’m getting back to reading your blog. I can’t build anything to save my life, but I love to see the cool ideas on your blog (including the IkeaPad Stand – which I could really use). I hope you have a New Year of peace, and can’t wait to see the new ideas you’ll show us in the coming year!

    - David

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