The thing that many folks like least about the iPad is that you have to lay it flat to use it. That means you have to hover over the thing and that can get uncomfortable. A simple DIY iPad stand has turned up over on Make.
This thing appears to be made from a couple sections of wood, a hinge, and a couple drawer knobs. In total, it is said to have cost $12.40 to build. Yeah it's plain and simple but it does the job.
If you are thinking, the thing looks like it was made by a 10-year-old, that's because it was. I wonder if the wood came from mom's china cabinet.