DIY iPad Mount Takes Artist for a Ride [Gallery]

You don’t have to be an artist to create one of the coolest DIY Apple accessories around, but if you want to use your iPad while working out on your exercycle, stairmaster or treadmill at home it couldn’t hurt.

Of course, you could drop a lot of dough on a commercial device that may or may not perform up to expectations in the real world, or even import top gear that looks like something out of a sci-fi fantasy.

But why not look around the house for a few simple materials that, with a bit of creative ingenuity, you can employ to do the job just as well?

Cherie Siebert, a Washington DC-area artist and homemaker, is a long-time fan of Apple products who loves her iPad and puts it to use, like many, in countless ways around her home and workshop.

Aside from mothering her two young children, Siebert works primarily as an artist, focused currently on producing custom jewelry from unique materials, driven by themes tied to her interest in asian culture and spirituality.

But everyone needs an exercise break now and again and Siebert enjoys nothing more than climbing aboard her exercycle and fitting her iPad into the custom mount she devised from a chinese plate holder, some bungee cords, pencil grips and a little waxed lashing cord.

From there she’s off to a well-deserved workout while watching her favorite shows on Hulu or browsing the Internet for inspiration to employ in her next project.

Click on each image for a description of the materials Siebert used and read her comments on how she employs the iPad in her work.

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Lonnie Lazar

Lonnie Lazar is a writer-musician-web designer-attorney. He writes about Apple for Cult of Mac and Mac|Life, and about VoIP and telecommunications for Voxilla. Follow Lonnie on Twitter @LonnieLazar, join the Cult of Mac on Facebook, and find Lonnie's photos on Flickr.

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