Create a DIY tablet stand using a lamp

Tablets are great for surfing the web and can help hours pass like minutes. But anyone who has held one for a while will know the 'arm ache'! If you find yourself wishing you could go hands free with your tablet then this is the project for you!

It's a perfect Sunday afternoon project — and the excuse you were looking for to get your desk lovely and tidy again!

Sugru is mouldable glue that makes it easy and fun for anyone to make things, so this project is much easier than you might think.

For this project we rescued an unloved IKEA lamp from our office and used Sugru to attach a cheap tablet case that we found online. Once you've chosen a lamp to use, you can get this done in an evening.

Here's what you'll need:

  • A table lamp with an adjustable arm (we used a IKEA Forsa lamp that was sitting unloved and underused in the corner of Sugru HQ
  • Wire clippers
  • A cheap tablet case
  • Screwdriver / hex key (to dismantle the lamp)
  • Sugru (choose from 10 awesome colours)

And a short video to help take you through the steps.

Step 1 — Cut the plug off the lamp, dismantle the light shade and remove the remaining power full cable.

Step 2 — Roll your Sugru into a thin sausage and apply to the lamp's frame.

Step 3 — Press your tablet case firmly onto the Sugru.

24 hours later your arms will thanking you and you'll be enjoying that new boxset. Plus the lamp stand is super portable, so you can move it around the house as you need it — by your bed, at your desk or with your morning coffee :) We've also created a more detailed step-by-step guide to guide you making your own.

But don't stop there!! We're only just getting started :D We've got loads more clever little projects that will help you get the most from your space at home.