Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Tablet arm

This was another find on Freegle/Freecycle, an interesting desktop arm. I think that it was designed to hold typing copy, but the business end was missing and there was just a plastic stump with 2 screw holes. The arm is clamped to the desk, swivels, pivots up and down at the end  and extends by about 150 mm.

Anyway, I  dug out a car tablet holder that I bought ages ago and never really used (see link) and a bit of drilling and a couple of countersunk self-tapping screws and we have this piece of science-fiction loveliness. This is a basic Android tablet set up and I now have it running a nice space travel simulation and it feels a little like Carl Sagan's 'Spacecraft of the Imagination' from 'Cosmos'. I think Neil deGrasse Tyson did something similar in the new version, but I haven't seen it yet.

As always, a couple of coats of satin black spray paint seem in order.