Our local Hack Space (makerspace.org.uk) decided to run a Sugru Build Evening on our Open Evening, where the guys from Sugru gave us some of their product to come up with something a little different than the usual 'mend' or 'modify'.
I had been wanting a Tablet Stand for a while. In fact, more specifically, I wanted a Kindle stand so I didn't have to precariously prop up the reader and hope it would stay put. We have a load of coat hangers in our 'Hack Me' shelves so I decided to hack one with some Sugru.
Step 1: Source your materials and tools
For this build, you will need...
Step 2: Measure and cut Hanger
I initially based the dimensions of my stand on the Kindle 4, but then rounded down the measurements to make it all a bit simpler to measure and cut. By happy co-incidence, the whole stand can be made from just one hanger!
The 'Design Stage'...
Check my dinky little plan in the picture above if you want to see how I went about the design stage of this build. In short, I sketched a design and scribbled on some measurements. Design done. ;)
What you should end up with...
Step 3: Prepare the Sugru
Time to cut open the four sachets of Sugru! Use a single colour for uniformity, or mix it up for a 'technicolour dreamcoat' tablet stand :)
Step 4: Make a Stand!
NOTE: The image is sideways because Pixlr isn't playing ball and isn't saving my image edits :) Just tilt your head!
(Aim to make the angle of these two wires suitable so that the stand is at a comfortable viewing angle for you)
(The stand should now look like the one shown in the picture)
If you don't place the Sugru to set on Cling Film, it will very likely weld itself onto whatever surface it currently sits! You most likely don't want that to happen.
Step 5: The finished Stand
This is what you should end up with, or something like it to your own preference with regard to Sugru colour and the angle of the stand. Good luck, and most importantly HAVE FUN! :)