Introduction: Knex Laptop Stand and Cooling Pad

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This is a laptop stand i designed for my dads laptop because it was always overheating

Check out my mods

Step 1: Bottom Base Half

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pic 1: what you are making
pic 2: make edge piece
pic 3: side view showing edge pieces
pic 4: make another but the 3-d connectors are turned different
pic 5: showing how connectors are turned
pic 6: last edge piece
pic 7&8: showing the 3-d connectors
pic 9: lining up
pic 10: Connect

Step 2: Angled Suport

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pic 1: make this
pic 2&3: showing how the orange pieces connect
pic 4: showing where to connect on upside down bottom
pic 5: connected and finished

Step 3: Top Half

Picture of Top Half

pic 1: what your making
pic 2: make this
pic 3: showing 3-d connectors and green pieces
pic 4: make another one the exact same
pic 5&6: make end piece
pic 7: line up
pic 8 attached

Step 4: Laptop Rail

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pic 1: make this
pic 2: close up
pic 3: lining up
pic 4: attached

Step 5: Final Assembely

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pic 1: line up
pic 2: attach and DONE!

comment if you want me to show how to make the adjustable version
Go to my link on the intro to make the mouse pad stand


elias paul made it! (author)2016-03-25

i like it! is simple to make and is cool!

HomeInventors (author)2013-05-09

Nice, laptop could use some space to remove heated air, might build keep it up

rustymia (author)HomeInventors2013-05-09

The open inside design really allows the cooling fans to pull air in and push out the heated air very well. Since he began using this has laptop has been running cooler than when it was just sitting on the dresser.

wde dijk (author)2013-05-04

good laptop stand but i have an 11 inch laptop :(

rustymia (author)wde dijk2013-05-09

I think you could make it work if you scaled down everything by one piece. Instead of using yellow rods, use blue rods to make the entire thing that much smaller. It would make the entire stand shorter and narrower so it would fit you smaller laptop better

ElvenChild (author)2011-06-08


rustymia (author)ElvenChild2011-06-08


ElvenChild (author)rustymia2011-06-08

no problem seeing some new laptop stands on instructables are what inspired me to build a laptop stand (again) out of k'nex. Here are some picture I am probably going to enter the stand I just built in the toy contest. ok the uploaders not working so here is a link to a photo instructable that I made for it.

GrandeSwag (author)2011-05-15

Could use some more supports/side rails.

rustymia (author)GrandeSwag2011-05-15

side rails are not really needed. I feel that they just get in the way and make it harder to place the laptop on the stand and to remove it. If you wanted to you could just make two shorter versions of the front rail and attach them to the side.

knex builder36472418 (author)2011-05-15

looks good, I might build it.

~KGB~ (author)2011-05-14

not bad at all

rustymia (author)~KGB~2011-05-14


~KGB~ (author)rustymia2011-05-14

no prob

About This Instructable




Bio: I love to build with Knex and I especially love to make things that can be used to injure my brother.
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