Made My own laptop stand!

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  1. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    How much did it cost ? I'm thinking of trying this out now haha.
     
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    roughly $25 if you just do pvc pipe and vinyl feet alone. obviously if you buy paint and a usb hub itll be more
     
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    Now just drop some small car speakers in the tubes and you have great sound too!:D
     
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    oh damn i totally could!
     
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    And I am thinking a liquid cooling unit would be a cool add-on!

    And I love the cable ties for the hub.
     
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    you may be onto something here!
     
  9. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    I did the cardboard laptop stand but I modified it to fit my needs and basically lowered the angle and widened the base. Looks awesome (not as good as yours though) and certainly cheap.
     
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    My makeshift laptop stand has been a 3" 3 ring binder- worked like a charm with my iBook that had the rubber feet- it doesn't work as well with my MBP now.
     
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    Thats really cool, especially the idea of putting speakers into the bottom tubes. They could also be made into front facing hubs and ports too.
     
  13. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly, I also had by 3 ring binder as my laptop stand when I was using a Dell and it worked great but not so much for the MBP, unless you like living on the edge of will it or won't it slide all the way to the floor.
     
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    Awesome, that would be perfect for a studio setting.
     
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    this is awesome! You might even be able to find some scrap pvc and just buy your joints...then again...the joints are the expensive part. Did you bother using pvc glue? Definitely creates a look!
     
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    Looks nice, good work. Those are some pretty cool suggestions too, if only i was DIYer. :eek:
     
  17. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

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    You did a really nice job with that. It looks great. How did you decide what dimensions it would be and what size PVC you'd need? Was it based off the product you linked to?
     
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    Okay, I'm going to make one out of cardboard! You think it would scratch the aluminum?
     
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    I'm in the works of building one now!!!!!!! adding a few extras ... I will post some pics when done.
     
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    I was just wondering if someone had built one out of KNex yet....of course they have! Several actually but this is the coolest.

    KNex MacBook Stand

    I am guessing one out of this would be pretty costly and likely scratch the Mac.

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    But I have to say this is cool- makes me want to get my son's legos out tonight and build one!

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    you have inspired me to make one of my own.

    Its a bit different but will post pictures when done. (which will hopefully be soon)
     
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    Really cool! Those holes are begging for speakers.
     

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