Recycadelic: How to Turn an Old, Unused iMac Pedestal Into the Ultimate iPad Stand!

Posted in iPad, Miscellaneous on 17/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


Finding a solid, well built iPad stand for your desk can be pretty tricky, and pricy at that. You want one that looks awesome and goes with everything, and while there are some, cost gets in the away more often than not. However this Instructables guide will show you how to create your own iPad stand using the stand of an iMac, giving you some geek cred as well as some design awesomeness!

While a normal iPad stand can run you upwards of $60, this solution shouldn’t cost you more than $40, seeing as you can pick up an iMac stand for $10-$20.

If anything, this guide is great to use as inspiration. While it’s fairly complex for the average person, there are no doubt easier ways to attach your iPad to the stand, so it’s just a question of being inventive and creative. I’m quite tempted to give this a try, as it’s a very cost effective solution.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.