I saw the designs of the other instructable laptop stands on instructables and thought "I must make one for myself !!!" So here is my instructable. With this instructable i tried to get rid of the cable and device mess on my desk and it worked :) Actually the project is not finished yet but I just excited because this is my first instructable.
Now It's Absolutely Finished :D
Parts-Prices (all the prices are approximately cos we don't use $ in Turkiye)
(+) ---> I had before (-) ---> I bought for this project
Laminate Parque 1-2 pcs (+) (i just had from construction of our house. I don't know how much is that.) non-slippery mat 3$ (-) Strong Black Tape 3$ (-) Double Sided Tape 2$ (+) Scotch Tape 1$ (+) 10 pcs of blue led 1.6$ (-) Straws 100 pcs 0.5$ (+) (I used 10 pcs) Potentiometer 10K 0.2$ (+)
TOTAL: 11.3 $ if you don't have any of theese It cost 7.6$ for me.
I used screws to assamble the whole product because the laminate parques are has really slippery surfaces to use glue. I thougt it would just brake apart with a small hit. It doesn't look cool for now but I will cover the screws by painting to black and covering the whole product with non slippery cloth.
For now it looks like this. But i think i made the holder step really big. So before painting i'll change it to a smaller holder.
I put all the cable mess, my external hard drive & it's own adapter and my notebook's adapter under my new laptop holder. It's now more clear than the picture u see :D
I am waiting for your comments. ;)
No! No nooooo! Wait :D
I started and already finished the whole product this weekend. And be sure You will LOVE it ;)
Here I am starting to introduce the new design.. Just go to step 5.
We are entering the LED zone. The preparation step is this one.
I used a soldering iron, some solder, some soldering paste, some straws, little piece of heatshrink tube to close up the soldered legs of LED's, a razor blade, scissors, some really strong black tape, and invisible scotch tape. Oh! I forgot Some wires of course..
I soldered the legs of LEDs to 4-5 inches long wires and started to stick them on to the stand.
I connected all the anodes and off course cathodes together.
I used the USb port of my laptop as power source. To do this I cut the wire of my old USB keyboard and find the black and red wires in it.
Be careful! If you don't use a resistor, then your LEDs will burn itself like my LEDs :)) I tried to find the true resistor value by trial. At last i found another solution! Potentiometer!!! I connected the potentiometer serially to my circuit and done. Let's have a look at it at the last step.