Here's an instructable for making the simplest and most painfully obvious laptop stand. Chances are, if you drink anything, you have the makings for this right now... maybe scattered on the floor around you.
Step 1: Source Your Materials
As with all projects, a good source for your materials is key. I recommend a type that you can find readily available: soda, water, or like I used - soda water.
Step 2: The Target
Here's what we want. The cap from the bottle, often referred to as - the bottlecap.
Step 3: Drink a Lot
OK, this only applies to water and healthy stuff. I am by no means endorsing getting trashed and then try to do something as delicate as building a stand for your laptop. Let's be careful out there.
And never, ever, under any circumstances assemble data on your laptop while imbibing. Don't drink and derive.
Seriously, try to stay away from your machines when liquids are involved.
Step 4: Assemble Your Materials
After drinking your healthy beverage and making sure you were no where near the laptop while doing it, lay out your plan for your project.
Customization method: try INVERTING them - you daredevil!
Step 5: Position Your Unit Accordingly.
Then giggle at the title of this step for a second. Once it's in place, breathe a sigh of relief at a job well done. Your custom laptop stand is ready for it's trial run.
Step 6: Dig the Cool.
Demonstrate your love of the environment, flaunt your ingenuity, bask in the resplendence of your own awesomeness. With knowledge like this, you're sure to get elected to a high ranking office, get promoted at work, land the hot chick, and perhaps extend the life of your machine a bit.