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I-Poise Steampunk iPad Stand by back2root I-Poise Steampunk iPad Stand by back2root
My latest steampunk creation the I-Poise. A cross between an ipad stand and an angle poised lamp.

It has taken 20 hours to hand craft from aluminium, brass and hyedua wood from start to finish. It not only holds the ipad securely but also charges from the mains or can be connected to a computer with the 1.5m cable leading from the back. The stand features an adjustable arm which moves up, down and forwards and backwards. The whole arm can be rotated 360 degrees and the dock itself rotated between landscape and portrait. I installed weights in the base of the stand to ensure it does not tip when the arm is extended even with the heaviest of ipads. I have added springs to the joints to ensure stability and to secure wires for the dock.

I have made this stand in a modular fashion so that it can be taken apart with an Hex/Allen key for transport, to replace parts and also to modify it in case of a tablet pc upgrade.

It is not yet up for sale but when available will be listed on my etsy shop([link])

If you like my work, why not follow me on FaceBook at this ([link])
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:icon68fairlady:
68fairlady Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Ill be interested on one when available
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Shadowlkim Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Best I've seen yet! Love the detail in the work!
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:iconmbinz:
mbinz Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
nice! `)
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:iconrenz777:
renz777 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
genial, steampunk
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:iconxxshadowrosexx:
XxShadowRosexX Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Im amazed XD
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jessomie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are a freaking genius!
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:iconshaneey:
Shaneey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I like this design cause big in cyborg and computer related design

Well done mate , I'd defo would like buy one as long price is reasonable
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:iconqpendrey:
QPendrey Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Brilliant idea!
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:icon123ery:
123ery Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Photographer
this is sooo cool!!!
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:iconneyuu:
Neyuu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   Digital Artist
I kinda want to buy an iPad now...
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:iconenzudes1gn:
EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Simply incredible creation, if still available I may buy this :)
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amwqqqadn Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
diy?
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back2root Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely! There just wasn't really anything on the market (in my opinion) that really took advantage of the iPad's 'desktop' credentials, so I thought I'd have a go! I'm hoping to start producing them for sale before the end of this year.

Thanks for your interest!
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steampunklighting Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
OUTSTANDING! We need more Steaampunk for the home. This is beautiful and functional. I am blown away by your small work your detail and precision. I know how long it takes just to piece together a light from found parts such as I do with my steampunk lighting, I cannot immagine making all the parts from scratch. Well done.
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back2root Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much man - I'm loving your work too! I love steampunk lighting as a whole, but very few people do it well. I've got to say though, your work is right up there with the best of them!

I think its probably easier for me as if I need a specific piece, I can just pop in the workshop & make one up! I don't know if I'd have the patience to keep on searching till I found the exact part! Do you like Frank buchwald's work?
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carnival Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
so very badass \|'3
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dirtbikelvr Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
looks like something from portal sorta
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CoreyByas Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
nooooooooo way! I want that..
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:iconinart-nz:
inart-nz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
s' like a new age pixar lamp with an ipad that gives you a cute look :)
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:iconinart-nz:
inart-nz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
s' like the new age pixar lamp :D but with an ipad that gives you a cute look
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Chockie84 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
That is bad ass dude.
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girodet Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Hi, I'm interested, tell me pls when it is finished. do you know how much it will cost? something aproximated pls? tnx
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back2root Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi Girodet,

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I'm currently taking private commissions on the i-Poise & the lead time is approximately 3-4weeks to complete & a further week for dispatch.

for more information on pricing & the commission process, send me your email address in a note or through my website at www.artypedesign.co.uk

Thanks again for your interest... Rob
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Justria Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's... pretty freaking awesome. O_O
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:iconindustrialcomics:
IndustrialComics Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Must...have...this!

Amazing work!
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:iconreaperfromreno:
Reaperfromreno Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Great piece!
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twin-blades Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it! However it seems more "Cyberpunk" rather than "Steampunk" to me. Regardless, extremely lovely!
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frenchfriar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great! that would look sharp on anyone's desk!
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PyrO-PrOfessOr Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I WILL be buying this. Fantastic work!!!
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back2root Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! There will be a couple (hopefully!) available towards the end of Feb. If your genuinely interested, I can add you to my mailing list & notify you when they becomes available - just mail me your email address! Thanks again! :boogie:
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PyrO-PrOfessOr Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Please do. I'm so sorry its taken me forever to get back to you! I have been working super hard on my Master's and am finally done with uni.

If they are all gone I understand, but if there are still some about let me know! I'll try and keep a closer eye on my dA!
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AEvilMike Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
supra genius!
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :boogie:
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh man! I'd get an iPad just to have that stand! That thing is awesome!!
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It was a challenge to perfect but I'm so pleased with the results...
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:icontaka67:
Taka67 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
This is most excellent! Good looking and functional.
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You!
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:iconbnjroo:
bnjroo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
beautiful work! very aesthetic design
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Benji, I wanted to create something as elegant as possible, & I delighted with the results! :)
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HeliusFlame Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
coooool!!
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You! I'm so glad you like it!
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
wow
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :boogie:
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is actually sexy! Love the usefulness of the design and the wood is uber. Makes me wish I had an I-Pad, wait, I already wished I had one, but now it really makes me want it!
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back2root Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I must admit I hadn't thought of it as a 'Sexy' design, but I'm delighted that you do - That's better than I could have hoped! Thank you! :boogie:
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fine worked wood with metal is sexy in my book! XD
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loafer-project Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I will totally buy this! How long will it take until it is available in your shop?
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I will hopefully be listing it in a few weeks time. If you would like to be notified you are free to join my email mailing list :)
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Semperfidelis0819 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
gorgeous!
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:icondigital-sabertooth:
digital-sabertooth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Now, that, is cool.
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