Adjustable Notebook Riser / Laptop or Tablet Stand

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Introduction: Adjustable Notebook Riser / Laptop or Tablet Stand

this is a sleek, lightweight and portable notebook riser / laptop stand / tablet stand I designed and put together in a few hours at the Nottingham Hackspace. I've been using and refining this for a while now so I thought I should share it with the world :)

I have used:

  1. 3mm plywood and a laser cutter
  2. 2x M8x25mm screws (M8x20 would probably work fine as well)
  3. 2x M8 self-locking nuts
  4. piece of wire (I've used a former bike spoke) cut and bent into shape for the ratchet mechanism - better alternatives for doing this probably exist, but it's what I've had at hand
  5. wood glue for gluing the lower tip of the longer legs

Step 1: Laser Cutting

Cut the attached laser vector files from 3mm plywood

Step 2: Assemble!

Finally, cut and bend the metal spokes to the length you need them in - mine are roughly 60mm between the two centers of the deliminating bending radius, with one side being bent at a ~110 degree angle and the other (ratchet) side at ~160 degrees.

Then just put it all together, just like shown in the pics!

Let me know if you think something can be improved - two things I have noticed so far:

  • the plywood 3mm brush is not the greatest for stability
  • the two spokes have to be of the exact same length...

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I don't have access to a laser cutter but you've given me an idea. Thanks very much, nice instructable.

This looks great! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the community!

cheers! I'm happy if it's of use to someone :)