A while ago I got an old desk from my grandpa. It was really filthy so I decided to sandpaper it, but when I was done I wasn't quit happy. I wanted to pimp or modernize it so I choose to build-in some sockets for my laptop or iPod, but when I didn't need them it had to be possible to hide them.
When I looked up a ready made system I saw it cost 370 euros !! That's when I decided to make it my self !
Here my instructables ! Have fun !

Step 1: Opening

First you have to decided where the sockets must come.
Then you have to make an opening (a square of 10cm). I did this with a small drill and a jig saw. You could use a fretsaw or a dremel.
It's important to damage the square you saw out as less as possible, because it is reused as the cover. But you could use an other cover to.
<p>You should make it spring loaded so that when you push the locking mechanism in, it pops out! when you are done, just push it back in. OH! make the locking mechanism spring loaded too!</p>
very impressive will give it a go on my desk -thanks
Awesome! Great idea!
One word: actuator!
Very nice, I was thinking the same thing for my laptop power cable but didn't know where to hide it. Now I know, great work!
Nice build. Am I the only one who initially thought it would be under the desk lamp for added 007 awesomeness?
Great idea. I think I will use this to create a popup USB stick storage system for my own desk. <br> <br>Thanks.
Love the concept! I'm in the process of conquering my workshop, and this goes on my list of things to add.

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