Some of our readers will remember the Pencil iPhone stand that I made last year, I have had my iPad for a few weeks now and I thought it was about time to create a similar stand for the iPad.
This one took a bit more figuring out over the original Pencil iPhone stand as the iPad is obviously larger, I needed to come up with a slightly different design that would hold the iPad safely and firmly.
To make your own Pencil iPad stand you will need a total of six pencils and four elastic bands, this time I have used pencils with erasers to provide friction and protection when touching the iPad and to provide grip for the stand legs.
The ferrule metal connectors that hold the eraser to the pencil provide great locator’s for the edge of the iPad and work like a dream, providing just enough friction to keep the iPad in either landscape or portrait orientation. Please note the metal on the pencils may scratch your iPad edges if not in a case.
If you are worried about the metal scratching your new iPad without using a case, just extend the two pencils until you have plenty of wood to rest your iPad on, or wrap a little tape around the metal on each to protect the edge of your iPad.
Personally I think the new iPad pencil stand is more practical than the Pencil iPhone Stand I created last year, and keeps the iPad in a much more positive and secure position.
Try making one yourself and adjust the pencils until your happy with the angle and fit and let me know your thoughts in the comments below, or if you make one, send us a photo and if we get enough reader submissions we will feature them on the site.
Make sure you check out our Apple iPad Review.