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Ray's post about making an easel stand for a tablet got me thinking about how to make something that was simple, strong, and required no hinges or hardware.

A lot of good suggestions followed his post with most agreeing that at least two legs are needed for stability. My experience with my iPad shows that the stand doesn't need to rotate between portrait and landscape. The tablet can be rotated in the stand and work very well. I have also found that a 30º tilt is a good angle for viewing and using the tablet.

So here's my concept: legs extend from the sides of the easel to form a strong equilateral triangle when opened. Stops at the top of the sides prevent the legs from opening more than 60º. The legs have a cross brace that adds to stability.

I don't need an easel stand so I haven't built this. However, I did make a proof-of-concept test of the leg assembly to make sure that it worked and stopped correctly at 60º. If you build one, make sure to post pictures.
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Your a genius Oliver . I always over think things . Your design is as good as it gets IMO

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gotta admire yur gray matter and the way you use it Oliver...
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I like it Oliver - and I like your illustrations too - is that Sketchup or something else?
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I like it Oliver - and I like your illustrations too - is that Sketchup or something else?
The tablet images were exported as 2D images from Sketchup and the text added later.
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I really like it Oliver. Great design!
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Oliver wins the free subscription to Router Forums. Using sketchup means he doesn't need the pencil.
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........... Using sketchup means he doesn't need the pencil.
oooo, can I have it then?

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For sure Oliver, you have an omnidirectional view! Congrats!!!
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