Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > Miscellaneous > Introduce Yourself

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-12-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
lamoe
Enthusiast
lamoe doesn't litterlamoe doesn't litter
 
Posts: 26
Karma: 152
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rockford, IL
Device: Pandigital Novel, Nextar T30, HTC EVO
$5 adjustable reader stand

Thought the stand that came with the unit was one of the worst designs I’d seen in a long time (was an industrial designer for 30 years) – too narrow and no adjustment.

Made my original one using a CD case, 10 pcs of Velcro tape (it has more holding power than most tapes), and 2 pcs of strong Christmas ribbon. Used white VELCO and ribbon to match the reader.

Take the case apart and break off the ears.

Cut 4 pcs Velcro about 1” long (FUZZY side - these are the hinges), 4 pcs about 1/2” long (Fuzzy side - these hold one end of the ribbon and wrap around the other end) and 2 pcs about 4” long (HOOK side - these provide the adjustment).

Cut 2 pcs of ribbon about 9” long.

Attach one half of the CD case by sticking 2 pcs of the 1” long tape to the top back of the unit (don’t cover up the switch of rest hole) and the case itself (1/2” on each), these are the hinges. Stick one end of the ribbon to the bottom of the case, on the OUTSIDE of the 1st case half stick a 4” piece of hook tape. Now wrap the free end of the ribbon with a 1/2” fuzzy tape and you have an adjustable vertical stand.

Do the same with the other half of the case but tape it the side to make a stand for viewing movies or pictures.

CD cases are kind of flimsy so I went to the hardware store (Menard’s) and bought a small piece of Lexan for $2. Using the CD case as a template, cut the same sizes using a box cutter (score the plastic and it breaks just like glass).
lamoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
rlparker
Ars longa
rlparker has exceeded all limitations known to mankindrlparker has exceeded all limitations known to mankindrlparker has exceeded all limitations known to mankindrlparker has exceeded all limitations known to mankindrlparker has exceeded all limitations known to mankindrlparker has exceeded all limitations known to mankindrlparker has exceeded all limitations known to mankindrlparker has exceeded all limitations known to mankindrlparker has exceeded all limitations known to mankindrlparker has exceeded all limitations known to mankindrlparker has exceeded all limitations known to mankind
 
rlparker's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,180
Karma: 17404
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: north carolina, usa
Device: Kindle K1, K3 wifi
Hi lamoe, welcome to MR!

A picture's worth 1k words--would you consider uploading a photo of your stand?
rlparker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 03:57 AM   #3
GeoffC
Chocolate Grasshopper ...
GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
GeoffC's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,896
Karma: 16968764
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Scotland
Device: Cybook Gen3 , Pocketbook 302 (Black) , Nexus 10: wife has PW


Welcome to mobileread ....


Seems like a grand idea - a few photos would help though perhaps these should be posted in the android forum where Pandigital users post ? Here <>
GeoffC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 08:59 AM   #4
Valmore Daniels
Grand Sorcerer
Valmore Daniels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valmore Daniels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valmore Daniels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valmore Daniels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valmore Daniels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valmore Daniels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valmore Daniels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valmore Daniels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valmore Daniels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valmore Daniels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valmore Daniels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Valmore Daniels's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,589
Karma: 2822668
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle
welcome very inventive!
Valmore Daniels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 09:30 AM   #5
happy_terd
Banned
happy_terd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.happy_terd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.happy_terd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.happy_terd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.happy_terd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.happy_terd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.happy_terd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.happy_terd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.happy_terd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.happy_terd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.happy_terd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 13,048
Karma: 10105011
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Finally made it to Walmart.
Device: PRS 420
Hello and welcome to MR!!!
happy_terd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 11:43 AM   #6
neilmarr
neilmarr
neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
neilmarr's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,230
Karma: 6000059
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Monaco-Menton, France
Device: sony
Good to have your company, Lamoe. Best wishes. Neil
neilmarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 05:00 PM   #7
ImogenRose
PORTAL
ImogenRose ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ImogenRose ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ImogenRose ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ImogenRose ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ImogenRose ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ImogenRose ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ImogenRose ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ImogenRose ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ImogenRose ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ImogenRose ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ImogenRose ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ImogenRose's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,001
Karma: 2884640
Join Date: Apr 2010
Device: Kindle 1, Kindle 3 (3G), iPhone
Hello and welcome to MR!

Imogen
ImogenRose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 07:27 PM   #8
MickeyC
Grand Sorcerer
MickeyC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MickeyC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MickeyC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MickeyC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MickeyC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MickeyC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MickeyC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MickeyC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MickeyC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MickeyC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MickeyC ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
MickeyC's Avatar
 
Posts: 14,340
Karma: 6591914
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPhone 5, Sony T1, iPad 3
Hi lamoe and welcome to MobileRead
MickeyC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 02:30 AM   #9
lene1949
Wizard
lene1949 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lene1949 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lene1949 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lene1949 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lene1949 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lene1949 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lene1949 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lene1949 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lene1949 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lene1949 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.lene1949 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
lene1949's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,957
Karma: 213930
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Device: Kindle 2, Sony PRS 650, Ipod Touch
Welcome to MR...
lene1949 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 05:14 PM   #10
lamoe
Enthusiast
lamoe doesn't litterlamoe doesn't litter
 
Posts: 26
Karma: 152
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rockford, IL
Device: Pandigital Novel, Nextar T30, HTC EVO
l'd like to but don't know how to use url to post pictures
lamoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2010, 04:44 PM   #11
lamoe
Enthusiast
lamoe doesn't litterlamoe doesn't litter
 
Posts: 26
Karma: 152
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rockford, IL
Device: Pandigital Novel, Nextar T30, HTC EVO
Here's the location

http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/...d/P9160974.jpg
lamoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2010, 04:45 PM   #12
lamoe
Enthusiast
lamoe doesn't litterlamoe doesn't litter
 
Posts: 26
Karma: 152
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rockford, IL
Device: Pandigital Novel, Nextar T30, HTC EVO
Here's the location


http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/...d/P9160974.jpg
lamoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2010, 05:22 PM   #13
Wetdogeared
Grand Sorcerer
Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Wetdogeared ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Wetdogeared's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,684
Karma: 5748133
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Device: S0ny PRS-300/350/505/700/T1
Quote:
Originally Posted by lamoe View Post
Use the insert image icon or enclose the url in [img]http...[ /img] (no space before /)

Wetdogeared is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2010, 05:54 PM   #14
lamoe
Enthusiast
lamoe doesn't litterlamoe doesn't litter
 
Posts: 26
Karma: 152
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rockford, IL
Device: Pandigital Novel, Nextar T30, HTC EVO
Thanks - have not kept up with what's doable on net - still remeber how to use a slide rule
lamoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stand Alone? arcanemethods Calibre 16 10-13-2010 07:18 PM
Home made reader stand lamoe General Discussions 5 09-18-2010 10:04 PM
Kindle 3 adjustable contrast setting phuongt Amazon Kindle 3 08-28-2010 01:23 PM
Content The stand Cockeye Amazon Kindle 4 08-08-2010 05:40 PM
Knife Music Stand-Alone Ebook Reader for IPhone Timoleon News 7 01-19-2009 05:39 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:44 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.