Smartphone stands are a dime a dozen, but a solid tablet stand is slightly harder to DIY on the cheap. Instructables user ArvidJense decided the best approach was to modify an old CD spindle.
ArvidJense uses just an X-Acto blade to cut out the shape needed for the tablet. Using some simple angles, the tablet can then rest in place in a number of different positions. It's certainly not the prettiest thing in the world, but it's functional and incredibly easy to make yourself. Head over to Instructables for the full guide.
Super easy free adjustable tablet stand from CD spindle [Instructables]