Back in grade school, we remember being apt to appease our adolescent urges/boredom fashioning all sorts of devices from common school stationery items (some benign, others with a high "you'll poke your eye out" factor). Geeky Gadgets recently shared a how-to for an iPad accessory solution comprised of six pencils and four rubber bands that remind us of our more constructive creations and might get you revisiting your school daze tinkering habits...
The beauty of this DIY solution is how creator Julian Horsey has taken consideration of the pencil's features with her setup. The ferrule metal connectors (the metal wring which join eraser with the wooden section) designate where the iPad should sit upon, while the eraser creates a non-slip area up top.
Personally, for cost and feature, we're still partial to the 69 cents iPad stand, which only requires a Office Depot card holder and results in a more iPad-complementary setup.
Plenty more photos illustrating how to make your own pencil iPad stand over at Geeky Gadgets. Of course, if this DIY type of solution isn't your cup of tea, there's always off-the-shelf solutions that might satiate your desire for something more finished.