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Re-purposing an old iPad #5332734 01/26/20 02:10 PM
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Recently I found my wife's old iPad, I think it's iPad 2. Other than being old and a bit slow for normal usage, it's in perfect working condition, so I decided to make some use of it.

I decided to mount it on the wall so that I can use it as a feed of my security cameras, but it can be used for playing music, even as an inside camera. The mount I bought can accommodate newer iPads, so if this one stops working I can always get something a bit newer.
The most challenging part was getting the power outlet install inside the wall, as I wanted to keep the opening as small as possible.

Here are some pics of the install and final outcome.

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Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5332736 01/26/20 02:13 PM
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Pretty sweet! Great work.


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Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5332750 01/26/20 02:26 PM
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Great idea! +1

Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5332755 01/26/20 02:30 PM
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Really nice!


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Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5332785 01/26/20 03:06 PM
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That's a great idea! Nice clean installation too.


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Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5332796 01/26/20 03:21 PM
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Well done!


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Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5332798 01/26/20 03:22 PM
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Looks great, but I wonder if having a receptacle box enclosed in a wall meets code.

Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5332804 01/26/20 03:26 PM
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Didn't know this type of mounts were readily available. Link? Thanks


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Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5332819 01/26/20 03:35 PM
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Good to hear you guys like this idea.

This is the mount I used. It looked the cleanest to me and is a fully metal enclosure meant for trades show kiosks and such, so my kids will not get into it lol!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075254548/ref=twister_B072J2DPP3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


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Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5332854 01/26/20 04:10 PM
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Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5332895 01/26/20 04:59 PM
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Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5333361 01/27/20 07:28 AM
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Thank you, great job!
I have the same iPad in excellent condition just sitting around unused.
Whether I get motivated to do it is one story but, wow, what a great idea.


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Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5333434 01/27/20 09:08 AM
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That's a great idea for a spare iPad. I've got a couple tablets sitting at work that I don't know what to do with so this is a good thought. We had the normal mount-it! wall-flat mount used for "time-keeping" so we can tell who's was in the office in case of an emergency but I took it down since nobody ever used it. Great, simple, cheap hardware.

Re: Re-purposing an old iPad [Re: KrisZ] #5333776 01/27/20 02:36 PM
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Very nice KrisZ!
I hope the battery holds up.
My experience with repurposing old phones reflects what Uphill_Both_Ways pointed out:
That these devices overcharge their batteries at 100% so left plugged in for months and years the batteries swell to self destruction.
If only the phones and pads had an option to stop charging at 80% (for example) like some laptops have.

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the batteries are dirt cheap for these things, you can probably get a new battery with a self install kit for ten bucks or so.

I've done a bunch of them, if you can put this mount together, you can put a battery in it.

Not sure about putting an ipad directly into a wall cavity though, safety wise.


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