Introduction: DIY Pc Stand
First of all, this is my first instructable ever, so if there're some things missing, comment and I'll correct them :).
Do you know the feeling, stacking devices on top of eachother, and making scratches on your beautiful pc case?
Well, this is your solution. Easy to make.
I made it in summer 2011, half a year ago, so I dont have pictures of the building process. I made some sketches so you know what I'm talking about :)
- Plexiglass (I had a spare sheet laying around) Thickness 0.5 cm
(Thickness depends on the weight of your pc, I would recommend taking 0.75 cm or 1 cm)
- Tools to cut the plexiglass
- Glue (Strong Plexiglass glue (I used Bison I think), you could use whatever you want, but make sure IT STICKS so your pc stays safely up there :p.
The biggest cost will be your sheet plexyglass, but since I had all materials, it did'n cost me anything.
NOTE: Wood would do the trick too, or metal, or ... . So many possibilities...
If there are any questions, feel free to ask ! :)
Step 1: Figuring Out What You Want
First, I thought about making the stand for the old VHS recorder, but then the computer would be under Plexiglass, would not be cooled as it should be, ... . You know the rest of the story, eventually is would crash.
(+ it would not be easy to change a harddrive or other component.)
So I thought about putting the pc on top.
1. Measure it all out, and determine the lenght, depth and height of your stand.
Take a look at the weight of your pc for the thickness of the plexiglass !
(I dont know how to rotate the pictures here
Step 2: Cutting the Plexiglass
Ok, Time to put your measurements on the plexi and cutting it to size.
Wear your safety glasses and a sweater or pullover (something with long sleeves).
Why? When you cut it, the plexi will melt a bit. So when the melted plexi touches your skin, just one word, auch !
Make sure the triangles are 90°, otherwise they dont fit...
Step 3: Glue, Dry and USE
Glue all parts together (Adjust the glue, and them clamp them together) and let it dry.
(Drying time depends on the type of glue)
Then you're ready to put your pc on it and ENJOY YOUR PC STAND
If there are any questions, feel free to ask !