Hack an First Gen iPad for the iPad 2 Smart Cover

By Jason Fitzpatrick on March 22nd, 2011

If you’re not planning on upgrading your iPad any time soon but you would like in on some of that smart cover action, this simple DIY hack can help.

At the design blog The Russians Used a Pencil, they share a clever way to attach the new iPad smart cover to a previous generation iPad.

You’ll need four neodymium magnets, some glue, and no aversion to gluing said magnets to the spine of your iPad. Check out the video below to see it in action:

Interested in modding your iPad? Read more at the link below.

Smart Cover for iPad 1 [The Russians Used a Pencil via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/22/11
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