Step 2: Measure

Easy: Measure your laptop's width and length. Write these measurements down for later.

By the way:

Length = Measurement left to right across your laptop when you view it from the front.
Width = Measurement from front to back of laptop (latch to hinges) when you view it from the front.
<p>Wow!! Nice tutorial. After going through this article, it <br>seems easy to make any sized laptop stand.</p>
seems to be very easy, what is grippy pad? any alternative
I think another user called it &quot;marco mat&quot; but it can be found just about anywhere... dollar store, Target, Walmart, grocery store, etc. It's normally used to prevent rugs from slipping on hardwood floors or placed in kitchen drawers.
it is what you put under rugs to keep them from sliding
This is Great! Simple, Cheap and Easy! you could buy a cheap large capacity flash drive from <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ecost.com">http://www.ecost.com</a> and add a usb extension cable, an external storage device. Maybe do the same with a small fan!<br/>
what about installing a small 5v (usb) fan IN the pipe & having a hole in the centre of the pipe so air is cooling the under side ,
We could add LEDs too! A storage compartment! Gentlemen, we can rebuild it; we have the technology.
Yeah! And Bluetooth! Everything is better with Bluetooth... xD
A crumb catcher, a motion sensor!
external harddrive!
Don't forget the wifi card!
I wouldn't exactly call it a "cooler", myself, but ok.
Nice! Will do this weekend, probably!
Brilliant! I think that stuff is drawer/cabinet liner. Pretty sure I've seen it at dollar stores. This is a very nice, practical and inexpensive solution. Thank you.
Yes. That stuff started out as shelf liner, but has been used for any number of things. I use a small bit to keep my cutting board from sliding when I'm trying to slice things. I also use it to keep my trackball mouse from sliding around if I get too enthusiastic in some of my games.
Thought: use a larger diameter PVC pipe, thin out the tucked in edges, and you can run your power cord through the pipe. Dunno about you, but mine in located on the left, but when working, often needs to be plugged into an outlet to the right. Running it through the back of this is a perfect solution. I'm going to modify this into a lap pad. :)
Nice. That looks easy enough to do. Now I just need to find a laptop...
The grippy pad is called marco mat
Great, I like it - simple and elegant, I think that liner can be used for a lot of other application too, I use it to keep my laptop from sliding on my desk (drafters desk), and it works very well.

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