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Jason Devine of Ireland wrote in with another project by his two sons, ages 11 and 9. Last time they built a clenching Lego hand. This time, Jason challenged his kids to make an iPad stand with as few bricks as possible. Check out the boys’ website for more projects.

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


  • http://www.blackthorndesign.co.uk Jason

    Thank you for mentioning this John. The boys are chuffed

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jake.l Jake Lee

    Clever kids! Surprised it didn’t get pulled out by it’s own weight.

    • http://www.blackthorndesign.co.uk Jason

      Hi Jake Lee, no it worked very well, I use it most days to hook up to my sound system as well as at the mac- It works perfectly- try it out!
      I will pass on your kind comments.

  • beardy241

    Brilliant! Well done guys.

    I’ll admit this was a palm-face moment for me. I’ve had an iPhone for years and all of that time I’ve been thinking of how to stand it up properly by my bedside at night. All my thoughts had gravitated towards complex forms and materials.

    Lego. So simple. Instantly modifiable. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://lrwickerdesign.net/ lrwickerdesign

    Simple and effective, well done guys!

  • Jon
  • http://twitter.com/MSeeseTweets Michael Seese (@MSeeseTweets)

    I need to convince my kids to do something like that. It beats the heck out of what they DO do with Legos: leaving them lying around, where I step on them.

  • Jeff V

    Makes me think I should carry around an “emergency” Lego pack when I need to create something useful on the fly.