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Makedo laptop stand

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Build a cardboard laptop stand that keeps all the cables in place with no tangles. A must for everyone with a laptop. All you need is a box and Makedo re-pins and re-clips available at mymakedo.com.

This instructable was designed by Tanaka Satoshi, Makedo's master maker in Japan.
 
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Step 1: Find

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Source a cardboard box that is wide enough to sit your laptop on.

Step 2: Score/cut

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Begin by placing the box on its side. Use the point end of the Makedo safe-saw and score from one corner of the box to the opposite corner.
Cut a hook shape just before the bottom corner to prevent your laptop from slipping.

Step 3: Fold

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Fold inwards along the creased line.
Turn the box over and repeat on the other side.

Step 4: Fold

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Fold the top flap to follow the slope of the
hook shape. Carefully place your laptop on the angled surface to ensure that it rests firmly without slipping off.

Step 5: Punch

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Use the Makedo safe-saw and punch four holes through the flaps of the cardboard.

Step 6: Connect

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Connect using Makedo pins and clips shown in the image.

Step 7: Build

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To create a cable tidy slot, simply attach an extra piece of cardboard to the side of the stand and use the Makedo pin and clip to hold it in to place.

Step 8: Share

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Your Makedo laptop stand is complete. Don’t forget to share and upload your creation to mymakedo.com.
laideekim2 years ago
Quite different from the robots and cars the kids make at work.. lolz
Never thought of using Makedo products for adult uses.
makedo-able (author) 2 years ago
By all means ‘make do’ with other things you have lying around at home to make a similar stand. In this Instructable we are showing one way of doing it using our connectors that hold things sturdily – and are reusable.
AT2 years ago
Sweet! Nice job. I did something very similar with an Amazon box for my laptop. Mine doesn't look as good as yours. It works. :-)
makedo-able (author)  AT2 years ago
Thank you! :D
pat ambre2 years ago
Nice & tidy. Recommend that you check for wrist strain after you use for a while, and if your hand aches, modify the angle to more flat.
canucksgirl2 years ago
Just so I understand correctly, we have to BUY pins and clips from you to make this?
crazy huh? Glue, tape, x-acto knife, those folding push-pin things. Otherwise all this Makedo stuff cost more than actually buying products. I don't like where this is going...... Maybe if make do actually told us what we could use that everyone has and then tell us why their product is even a better choice? I am actually interested in the saw for my son as it is safer than an x-acto knife, but this abuse of instructables means I will not be shopping at make do.
An ordinary serrated steak knife would make a fine saw. Regular table knives are serrated - some more than others - so that might work too depending on the cardboard. But since they require more force they're more prone to slip & potentially injure. Might be good experiment for your son on picking the right tool for the job!

Agree with commenters on the unfortunate marketing angle.
I totally agree. Its also a contradiction to call yourself "Makedo" if one can't "Make Do" with what they have in the instructable...
Yeah, it seems like it. Personally I wouldn't put up an Instructable on this as any reasonably imaginative person could do it without instructions or any special 're-pins'. No offence to the author, but this seems to be a marketing Instructable.
macjedimatt2 years ago
You could also dress it up a bit with wrapping paper or that sticky contact paper.
makedo-able (author)  macjedimatt2 years ago
That's a great idea! Thanks for the tip. :)
mikeasaurus2 years ago
Great reuse for those boxes!