How should I Mod a regular monitor stand, into a custom laptop stand? USB, Battery powered, or extrnal or a combination?
I have an Old monitor stand I use for my laptop as a lap stand. The problem is, lately my laptop has been over heating. I worked out an idea on paper for a solution but don't have the means of making the new stand at the moment. I plan to use an old case fan from a desktop to cool the laptop. The main problem is power. I want to use USB so it's stays portable, but I don't have a 5v fan. I can only find 12v fans in my desktops. (I am an IT so i have older cases laying around for parts and other projects.) I looked up stands and they all seem to be made of cardboard of other pre-made items. I jsut need ideas of have to power my 12v fan and what it will take to do so. Right now I figure to use the 12v fan I have I'll need a battery enclouser to mount in the stand and a switch to move between "OFF", "BATTERY", and "EXTERNAL". This way it can be portable when it needs to be and when I'm stitting at home like now and have the laptop plugged in anyway, it wont hurt to have the stand plugged in also. Any ideas would be great, thanks everyone!!!