Next, I found a old strap to something long forgotten. Strapped the laptop down to the base. Careful to keep mouse ports, dvd access bay clear.
The tripod tilt adjust works to adjust the laptop to tilt up and down angles. If you hand tightened the base to the tripod, you can also swing (carefully) the laptop from side to side to various offset angles.
The tripod legs can be extended or lowered to any size situation.
Happy computing and keep on Instructables!!