Introduction: Transparent Monitor Noticeboard
I like to write down notes, post its, have important business cards on my desk, maybe even pictures of relatives or a sticker from a company I like and follow. I think a lot of people used to stick this kind of stuff on their cubicle walls, but more and more cubicles are disappearing and we are left with open spaces and open work areas with not so many places to put your personal and your important stuff on sight.
This really easy instructable shows how to cheaply ($2 or so) make your own clean and transparent noticeboard that you can stick in the back of your monitor screen and have extra space to stick relevant stuff, reminders and whatever you like, even magnetic stuff using a small piece of metal behind, in front of you. If you have a laser cutter you can also cut your company logo, your coworker's name or any nice patterns in the acrylic and give them away to all your friends, coworkers or employees.
Your will need:
- A piece of acrylic plastic (in some places this may be called plexiglas) I like transparent for the clean look but you can use colored ones. I was able to get a leftover piece of acrylic in a shop that makes commercial signs for less than $2! I used a 3mm thick piece and depending on the size of your monitor you can make it around 35cm high x 20cm wide.
Step 1: Cut Corners and Use Sandpaper to Soften the Rounded Corners
Use a pair of scissors to cut small pieces in the corners to make it look round. I like rounded corners better, it looks much better. Alternatively you can also leave the corners as they are. If you cut them round, you will need to use sandpaper to soften the acrylic to have a better finishing.
Step 2: Stick Noticeboard to Your Monitor
Next you can place your noticeboard in the back of your monitor. I simply used electrical tape to stick in, but you can use other kinds of tape. I think you can also use small pieces of self adhesive velcro attaching one piece to the monitor and one to the noticeboard, it will also look good from the back.
Step 3: And You Are Done!
That's it, now you can stick anything you like to your new noticeboard, you will probably be the envy of your coworkers :)