I made my own laptop stand, pictures inside.

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  1. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    You might remember that i started a thread on this board about a week ago, asking advice about making a laptop stand/iCurve replacement.
    Well last weekend I did,
    Here are the Pics:
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    Personally i think it looks much better than any iCurve.
     

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  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Ooh...that's classy. It doesn't look like there's anything holding the computer on there except for the friction of the feet on the wood...is that right? How stable is it? It just looks like I'd be worried about it sliding right off the stand.
     
  3. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Thats pretty awesome. I wish I was crafty like that.
     
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    Pretty cool you should start a business making custom laptop stands.
     
  5. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    it's very hard to see, but in the first picture there are some clear rubber pads near the front of the slanted wood peices, they are adheisive on one side, and rubber on the other, they seem to keep it very stable.
     
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    Be careful with those adhesive backed rubber feet. I've had them lose their stickyness and come off of things before. You can re-attach with epoxy however, and then they'll never come off.
     
  7. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    good to know thank you, as long as the adheisive doesnt fail though, its pretty solid.
     
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    I'm impressed - very nice. Like others, I'd be a little concerned that the laptop might slip off without some sort of lip or more well-secured friction material, but the stand is very professional-looking (if that's a word). :)
     
  11. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    maybe you can build a fan in to rotate some fresh air onto that hot bottom surface and keep you refreshed as well.


    I can't tell if you treated it or stained it but it does look good even without it.

    Or if you have the talent, build a little drawer or shelf in there to keep some computer accessories
     
  12. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yes, i was thinking about a lip to keep it from sliding, it could work on a Macbook, because the CD slot is on the left side of the computer, but i was worried about it blocking the CDs coming out, or the infra-red port for the remote on my Macbook Pro. so

    i suppose this could work with the 17" model, as the Superdrive is a little higher.

    Although this is my first try.
     
  13. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Very nice. I like the wood motif. A lot nicer looking than the acrylic versions that I've seen.

    I echo the others comments about slipping but it looks like you have that fixed.
     
  14. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Lots of guys with internet access do this.

    If you know what I mean.
     
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    ???

    What are you referring to?
     
  16. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm afraid i DONT know what you mean.
     
  17. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I'm guessing it's a "veiled" reference to porn and its effects...don't know for sure though...
     
  18. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    Yeah... bad joke...

    I made one, though not near the same quality a few months back to reduce heat while playing games or encoding or w/e.

    It works :)
     
  19. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    haha, nice, if i only had k'nex..... hmmm:rolleyes: i like it


    p.s. i have the same wallpaper shown on your PB, :cool:
     
  20. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    That's real cool. I remember my friend making a box or something and putting his powerbook on there. and on the bottom he would swap liquid gel packs you put in the freezer (plastic bag with that blue crap in it w/e its called) and it did very nicely in absorbing the heat.
     
  21. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    "you just blew my mind" - Cosmo Kramer

    but what about condensation?
     
  22. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    I'd love to try this. Imagine mine looking like that but with nails, screws, nuts, bolts, glue and wood chips everywhere. And wonky.
     
  23. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    I would upload pictures of a K'NEX stand I made (mine was flat and raised, rather than slanted), except I dismantled it last week (got one of the ones with fans and USB hubs in it :))
     
  24. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    To tell you the truth I would buy one of those for my laptop....its real nice..good job.






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