Introduction: Cardboard Laptop Holder
For a school Project we had to give the box of an item a new purpose. where it is used in a useful way as a gadget for the item. I chose to work with an otherwise useless laptop box to create a cheap cardboard laptop holder for a more ergonomic experience for the user.
Step 1: Gathering Matereals
- Stanley knife
- Glue gun
- Glue stick
Step 2: Cutting Out the Template
To print out the template you need to download the provided pdf
The pdf is larger than one A4 sheet so using the "poster " feature in Adobe Acrobat you are able to spread the template over multiple pieces of paper. The setting are displayed on the picture.
After printing you can glue the templates together and stick them to your cardboard box.
Cut according to the template. Blue lines need to be cut. Orange is for folding.
Step 3: Assembling Template #1
Start folding following the provided instructions on the template. The fold can be helped by cutting trough half of the cardboard.
First fold the triangular piece. Make sure the edge in perpendicular to the base. Apply some hot glue to put it into place permanently.
Now the side flaps needs to be folded. Again fold and use hot glue.
Then at last the bigger flap on the top.Again fold and glue using the template as a guide. Make sure the lip doesn't get glued.
Step 4: Assembling Template #1
Template two is a lot easier to assemble. The only thing that needs to be done folding the piece in half. Use a lot of hot glue to make sure the ribs are properly glued down. make sure the lip on top is stil movable.
Step 5: Merging the Two Parts
Glue the flap from the one part to the back side of the other as shown in the picture. Again use hot glue.
Step 6: Final Result
Flip the holder right side up. And you have now your very own ergonomic Laptop holder. The height is adjustable using the different slots in the bottom piece.