I’ve been posting lately about wanting some sort of a portable iPad scanning stand that I can bring to the music library to scan scores and reference materials. (See my previous posts: iPad scanning stand / document camera products, Preliminary experiments for do-it-yourself iPad scanning stand / document camera, and Portable scanning of scores & reference materials: smartphones, iPad, scanners.) Following up on that theme, I’ve put together another Pinterest pinboard, this time with do-it-yourself ideas and parts for building an iPad scanning stand or document camera stand:
Before sure to price things out before building – depending on the parts used, it might end up more expensive than a ready-made commercial product. Two of the DIY designs I found especially notable:
1. Retort stand iPad document camera / scanning stand
I believe this design is originally attributed to John Mikulski at Classroom in the Cloud. It’s made from parts borrowed from a science classroom or lab. Alternatively, you can buy the parts from a laboratory supply company or used/cheap on eBay.
YouTube has an excellent 10-minute tutorial for building this stand:
2. PVC pipe iPad document camera / scanning stand
I believe the design is originally attributed to Clint Stephens, Technology Integration Specialist for the Southwest Educational Development Center in Utah. His video below has a parts list and detailed instructions.
Lastly, if you’re looking for more ideas for different iPad mounts that could be used in a DIY scanning stand, this Pinterest pinboard by Lauren Enders should provide some inspiration: Mounting Systems for iPad
- iPad scanning stand / document camera products
- Portable scanning of scores & reference materials: smartphones, iPad, scanners
- Preliminary experiments for do-it-yourself iPad scanning stand / document camera
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