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      01-12-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
mastrchee
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DIY: Nexus 7 Dash Mount

I've been looking for a way to mount my tablet for a while now. Lots of stuff out there and some custom mounts. But its really hard to find something decent on the cheap. The fugly big bracketted vent mounts? no way.

I was looking in to building my own custom mount and the "BMW station for iphone" really inspired me to make a very simple cheap mount.

Number 7: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...95&hg=84&fg=95

.. and here's the end result:



All you need is:

1. 2 x L brackets similar to this (one of the brackets are bent - this was the one i used for testing, the final result was much cleaner):



http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/hardware/...?skuId=9291477

2. Strong double sided tape (or a strong glue)

3. A cheap cover for your nexus:



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...E:L:OU:US:3160

4. Marker and tools to bend/hold metal. Your choice.


Take out the leather parts from the cover - just rip it out. All you need is the plastic shell. Clean it up. Dont leave any glue.

The diagram below is pretty self-explanatory:



Just make sure you use two brackets in the back to balance the weight

Once you're happy with the fit, push the interior trim back in and you will have a very stable mount.

Last edited by mastrchee; 01-15-2013 at 08:20 PM.