Picture of K'nex Laptop Macbook Uber Docking Stand
Well, this is my second version of the K'nex laptop stand, this time i set about making a more sturdy design, and one with a place to store my wireless keyboard, and appl remote, when not in use. As well as not using a massive amount of pieces, so anyone can build it, if you can follow my instructions that is.

So here we go. enjoy _

Step 1: Building the basic shape

Picture of Building the basic shape
Start by constructing the shape in the first picture, nice and easy. if you dont have any panel pieces, it can easily be replaced by a mixture of blue and yellow rods, (like on further steps if your stuck)

Once u have constructed this first section attach the red rods in the postions, as the second picture
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Plasmana6 years ago
I *just* made made one today, I did not have very much knex, so my version is very simple. I will probably mod it more to make it safer and sturdier.

Thank you for the idea!

Now I can play games on my computer without worrying about it getting to hot! :-)
gmjhowe (author)  Plasmana6 years ago
A picture would be cool.. i always like to see what others do. As you know, i upgraded to a vesa arm laptop holder, my sister still uses this very knex stand though.
I would love to show you a picture if the holder, but Instructables's new picture uploader is crap and it is also difficult to use.. Sorry, but it is being crappy to me, the picture comes out small and badly discolored, but not seem to annoy to other people...? :-( And they got rid of the old uploader. This caused me to not want to post instructables anymore, leading me into inactive instructable user.

On the laptop stand, I did another mod, I added and locked rubber wheels in place on to the bottom of the holder, to stop it moving around so much. :-)
They fixed it :P
DJ Radio6 years ago
lol old jake grammar.
Braeburn6 years ago
Hmmm.....today I'm going to modify this in some random way for my eeePC :D
Great job! Looks extremely easy to do. This does work for the MacBook Air, right?
You have a MacBook Air?
Heh. :D
he mean no i think
gmjhowe (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Thanks! yeah, alltho u can change the width of the unit, i beleave the macbook air, is pretty much the same size as the macbook, if i had one i would also add a storage bay for the external dvd drive, maybe just below or above the keyboard slot.
I'm looking at this on a MacBook right now.
gmjhowe (author)  TwistedParadox6 years ago
You gonna make one?
I don't know. I haven't got much space in my room.
Bartboy6 years ago
I didnt have the oatience to build, so I built my own version, and the keyboard slides in the back, it uses the HUGE triangles, instead of all that junk.
gmjhowe (author)  Bartboy6 years ago
Nice, any pictures?
Mushrooshi7 years ago
+1, but I had to mod it because I don't have another keyboard ..
Ok, so what I did was for the front, I mowed it down until instead of the big clunky thing, it would be more flat stuff for wrists.

Then, for the rare chance it will fall off, I added some thick rubberbands to the corners to keey them from coming off.

Finally, I added a modified version of my iPod dock.
ipod Duck?
gmjhowe (author)  Mushrooshi7 years ago
hey, nice job, thanks for the picture. its always good to see other peoples mods - Love the ipod dock, one of the best ive seen on here!
Ah! Its a shame I had to take it apart, I had a big k'nex project (i didn't take pictures unfortunatly), and I ran out of grey end connectors and the 180 degree yellow connectors. It worked on me for quite a while though. I build a much smaller dock.
gmjhowe (author)  Mushrooshi7 years ago
ive since created a new dock out of an old vesa monitor arm.
Eggbertius6 years ago
I think the best part about this is that you can attach iPod holders and the like inside it and in the keyboard slot if you don't have the wireless keyboard (I'm getting the wired for the extra usb ports.
dude this thing rawks
gmjhowe (author)  mrmoneybagss7 years ago
Thanks! im glad you like!
alphaod7 years ago
I remember the roller coaster!
pretty nice
gmjhowe (author)  firestormcomputers7 years ago
thanks! it is unfortunatly out of use now, i recently constructed a new one out of an old vesa mount arm.
ahh i am making one out of a cardboard box
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
I wish I still had my Knex now
jason-25907 years ago
very nice stand. have just built it for my laptop (not a macbook), A* build.

If you find a way to add a ipod dock please post a i would like to add it to mine, again A*
hey, why don't you try adding my ipod dock or if you need a nano dock try his Nano stand
gmjhowe (author)  Bartboy7 years ago
well, i wouldnt use your ipod dock, its not quite strong enough to survive on my desk, tho that second one mite integrate quite nicely
Bartboy gmjhowe7 years ago
the second one is for nanos only, here is the other that works for video and classic, other tan that, you're on your own pal
gmjhowe (author)  jason-25907 years ago
A* for managing to follow my instructions and make it! thanks for letting me kno, again any pics would be nice to see! i think im gonna work on a seperate iPod/Phone dock. so keep an eye out for it in the future!
will try to upload some pics soon and also i will keep an eye out for that dock
bigt46167 years ago
quick question, does it have to be on a flat surface?
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