Have you been thinking of creative uses for your old iPad?
Or simply wondering:
What can I do with an old iPad?
The list below highlights 9 creative ways people are re-purposing their devices. From Do it Yourself (DiY) home and car media solutions to Halloween costumes and skateboards, there are endless possible uses for your old iPad.
1. Car Media System
Use your old iPad as strictly a car media device for either the driver or passengers. You can listen to audio books, music, navigate the road, or watch movies(not recommended). The video example below illustrates a more complex setup than is required. A simple dashboard mount will do the trick. Or even mount the device for the people in the back seats to enjoy.
2. Kitchen Recipe Reader
Your old iPad can be used primarily as a recipe reader, cook timer, or shopping list in your kitchen. The example below illustrates a great DiY project for those interested in adding more tech into their homes. Specifically the kitchen. A simple mount is also a great way to turn your re-purposed iPad into a great recipe reader.
3. Home Automation Remote
Control your entire home with your old iPad as the remote. You can use various apps and devices to control your lights, music, television, and much more. Simply start by downloading the apple remote app.
4. Extra Computer Touch Screen Monitor
Multitask more efficiently and effectively with 2 or more screens. Using your old iPad as an additional monitor is a great way to make the most out of the old device. Simply download Duet Display to turn your iPad into an additional computer screen for wherever you go.
5. Digital Picture Frame
Get creative with this one. Start by finding an old picture frame that will house your old iPad. From there you will need to construct the frame in a way that will hold the device, this is where you need to get crafty. If you can determine a way to seamlessly include the charger, that is even better. You now have a digital picture frame to highlight all of your most favorite memories. This is one of our favorite old iPad uses.
6. Home Security Camera or Baby Monitor
Another use for an old iPad is to turn it into a home security device or a baby monitor. Start by downloading the AtHome Camera App. You will then need to set up your iPad so the camera is pointing towards whatever you are trying to monitor. You will then view the camera through the same app on your smartphone, just remember to keep the iPad plugged in at all times.
7. Use Your Old iPad Underwater
Turn your old iPad into an underwater technology machine! Whether you are looking to take pictures while scuba diving or simply read the news while taking a shower to save time in the morning. Having a completely waterproof iPad is great and very inexpensive.
8. iPad Skateboard
This is one of the most ridiculous uses for your old iPad and not recommended. If you must, it is possible to mount some skateboard trucks on the device and ride it around.
9. Halloween Costume
Turn your iPad into the most creative costume at the party. The possibilities for this one are only limited by your imagination. The video below shows a very creative Halloween costume which uses a couple of old iPads.
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