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Awesome iPad mini (tablet) mount.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by coolbob, May 20, 2014.

  1. coolbob

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    My old eyes can't read much of the P2V data on my iPhone. The battery data, number of satellites and 'radar' screen and a blur unless I put on my readers and bring the screen in close. Solution: iPad Mini. I bought one and it's much easier to see.

    I've seen a lot of DIY solutions for mounting an iPad or iPad Mini to the transmitter, but the iPad/iPad Mini is both heavy and expensive, a combination that makes my wary of many of the DIY solutions I've seen.

    My friend Mike works in a state of the art machine shop here on campus and has helped me with several photography related projects previously so I bought a iPad Mini shell with a ball head at Amazon for $25, knowing that he could come up with a great way to mount it to the DJI transmitter. Here's what I bought from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Grifiti-Nootle-iP ... +ipad+mini

    There is also a model for the iPad: http://www.amazon.com/Grifiti-Nootle-Ip ... +ball+head

    And there is a model for the iPad Air: http://www.amazon.com/Grifiti-Nootle-re ... ipod+mount

    I wanted the mount for the transmitter that is 100% reversible (no holes to drill no sticky tape or modification of the original DJI phone mount), it should center the iPad mini left to right (I don't want the weight of the tablet to be off to one side), the transmitter with the new mount must still be able to fit in a standard case/backpack transmitter cutout with little or no modification and most importantly, is must be very secure so it supports any size tablet, even with a sunshade attached.

    Here's what Mike came up with, I owe Mike big time!
     

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  2. Just_Satch

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    That's pretty awesome - what does he charge for his portion, or would that be a negotiation between he and I?
     
  3. coolbob

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    Just_Snatch,

    Mike's a super-nice guy and very humble. I asked him how much he wanted to get for these and he was uncomfortable naming a number preferring only to say it would be 'very affordable'.

    I'd suggest shooting him an email and tell him you really like what he has made and tell him you would like to purchase one. I'm betting you will be pleasantly surprised :)
     
  4. Just_Satch

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    I sent him an email, thank you! :)
     
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    The email I received from him said he'd be asking $100
     
  6. coolbob

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    I'm not sure I fully appreciated all the man-hours involved machining all the parts until now, not to mention the materials. I will say that it's rock solid and will easily support the heaviest of tablets.
     
  7. RobFallen

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    Thank you,

    Let me check and make sure I can get it to you. I would like to get $100.00, plus shipping.

    I will pass at that, looks good however
     
  8. coolbob

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    I guess I never fully appreciated how many man-hours go into machining something like this, not to mention the materials.

    I will say that it is rock-solid and will easily support any tablet.