I’m pretty big into DIY lately (Pinterest anyone?!) and a few weeks ago one of my science teachers asked me about document cameras. Immediately I thought: iPad. I knew I had read a blog post somewhere about turning an iPad into a document camera, so I immediately began Google-ing. By the time I got home on Friday I had my list written out for Home Depot and had already roped my dad into agreeing to help me. Here we go:
I used this video to started:
It shows 2 different iPad Document Camera stands…I decided to make them both.
Here is my drawing…I am no artist, but I needed a plan to follow:
My dad cut the grooves in the PVC pipe because he was afraid I would cut my fingers off!
After we got started making the different parts we were like an iPad stand making assembly line.
Here is the iPad stand in action. The base of this one is super sturdy and the iPad fits in there perfectly.
View from below.
This is the “cheaper” stand. It takes up more room on a desk, but it works pretty well.
Another view from below.
I brought the iPad stands in on Monday and gave one to the science teacher and one to my iPad pilot teacher and they were super excited.
While we are talking about document cameras, we are also trying out these babies:
This is the Point2View ($69.00)
And this one is the Ziggi ($89.00)from iPevo. These are inexpensive, USB document cameras that we are considering buying for teachers next year. I have always used ELMO doc cams, but they run between $400-$800 each! Yikes. We bought one of each and we are having teachers try them out to see which one we like better.
Ok, enough document camera for tonight. Anyone else have a doc cam they love? Or have you made your own? Please share!