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My netbook is great; it's small, portable and has enough juice to do everything I need when I'm on the move. However, there's been times where I need to conduct work in a specific area and there's no desk or suitable space to set my computer down and type. There's even been a few close calls where my laptop has almost fallen from resting on top of printers, cluttered desk space and stacks of other junk.

Time to combine may portable little laptop with the stability of a tripod, time for a laptop tripod!

Whether you're in the field writing a report or stuck in an office looking for a place to set down your computer, a laptop tripod should have you covered. Depending on the type of tripod you have there is a maximum weight and size limit your laptop will be able to hold, so remix the dimensions and ideas here to make your own.

Enough talk, let's make something!

Step 1: tools + materials

To make your own laptop tripod you'll need a tripod with a quick-release head. You can order extra quick-release heads for your tripod online.

tools materials
  • drill + wood bits
  • wood saw
  • hammer
  • sandpaper
  • pencil
  • straight edge
  • scrap wood (plywood, dowels, molding)
  • wood glue
  • extra tripod quick-release
  • rubber tubing
  • wood screws
  • hex head bolt
  • 1/4" tee nut (20 thread)
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Another important reason:<br><br>Scientists at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana analyzed the lifestyles of more than 17,000 men and women over about 13 years, and found that people who sit for most of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of heart attacks.<br><br>That&rsquo;s right&mdash;I said 54 percent! <br><br>Masters immediately called the lead researcher at Pennington, a professor named Peter Katzmarzyk. Turns out, this wasn&rsquo;t the first study to link sitting and heart disease. Similar research actually dates back to 1953, when British researchers found that (sitting) bus drivers were twice as likely to die of heart attacks as (standing) trolley operators.<br><br>Here&rsquo;s the most surprising part: &ldquo;We see it in people who smoke and people who don&rsquo;t,&rdquo; Katzmarzyk told Masters. &ldquo;We see it in people who are regular exercisers and those who aren&rsquo;t. Sitting is an independent risk factor.&rdquo;<br><br>In other words, it doesn&rsquo;t matter how much you exercise or how well you eat. If you sit most of the day, your risk of leaving this world clutching your chest&mdash;whether you&rsquo;re a man or women&mdash;as much as doubles.
<p>To shorten things out: don't use your computer a lot</p>
That's very interesting, but it's also bad to stand all the time too. I guess it's all about balance.
<p>Wow That's Awesome!!!!</p><p>I made one that can hold a phone (sort of):</p><h4><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/The-LEDPOD-12V-flashlight-tripod-and-more/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/The-LEDPOD-12V-fla...</a></h4>
Here's my version, using a cheap tripod, an even cheaper chopping board, and a strip of adhesive foam insulation tape to keep the netbook from slipping. Thanks for the great idea! <br>
Looks great! I'm happy it inspired you to make your won. <br />Thanks for sharing, I've awarded you a 3-month Pro Membership, and a digital patch!
I'll rock that patch (and &quot;Pro&quot; tag) proudly, thanks!
Cool idea. Wish I had known about those tee nuts. Off to the hardware store.
I already had the wood as i use it all the time for the laptop or a lap desk..<br> &nbsp;I just put a bolt through the top of the tripod head as the quick release&nbsp;wouldn't fit the screw thing.. i just have to screw the whole thing on and off.. no big deal.<br> <br> &nbsp;i dont use anything to tie the laptop to the platform as it has a lip to stop it coming off and well i just don't think i need one.<br> pic on my flickr<br> <br> <a href="http://flic.kr/p/c9zNxG" rel="nofollow">http://flic.kr/p/c9zNxG</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;
That looks great! Thanks so much for sharing your version, it looks great! <br /> <br />For sharing you get a digital patch (on your profile page) and a 3-month Pro Membership (check your inbox).
I worry that the tea nut will dislodge and the notebook will fall. There's a lot of leverage on the connection. Everytime I've tried to do this, it has dislodged. I think the only secure option is welding it onto a metal surface which I haven't done. How secure has your holder been?
With such a small computer on the platform I doubt this would happen. Of course if you leveraged the end and pulled (or leaned on it) the nut might come out. If you're worried you can use a dab of glue inside the opening before installing the nut, or make it our of metal an weld like you suggest. <br /> <br />Share pictures of your version, I want to see! <br />
Looks very very professional i have to say. Though that tripod you're using does not look cheap.
Great idea for securing the tubing- simple, easy to make and easy to use.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Love this! Especially with the massive adjustable and compact-able options that come with a good tripod. <br>I've only had one employer that offered adjustable height desks to allow for periods of standing - a great solution beyond the wobbly stack of cardboard boxes.
I'm gonna use this one! I have a Bogen tripod with a horizontal arm, and can even use it in a chair or bed with that (until I figure out something else). The arm is on a ball swivel at the top of the mount, and also slide back and forth. From the 35mm days (which I'm still in).
<br> Excellent idea! Probably the best <a href="http://buyrefurbishedlaptop.org/">cheap laptop</a> tripod i've seen!
Absolutely fantastic idea. This is great for people like me who sit a lot for work and sometimes want to stand to break the monotony. :p<br><br>Thanks Mike!
This is brilliant! Not a bad idea at all. I'm thinking the tripod can be carried in my bag along with the laptop and I can whip that bad boy out just about anywhere and get to work. <br>
very nice instructable im gonna try to adapt it to for iPad and work as well for the laptop
Might try something along the lines of my iPod Tripod. I know its for smaller iPods but I'm sure you could adapt it to an iPad. Plus it uses the same adaptor that this tripod uses. Maybe just bend the wires differently.
&bull; I finally decided to read one of these articles in an internet newsgroup describing how to make $50,000.00 in only one month from a $5.00 investment. <br> <br>Of course I thought this was ridiculous ,or some type of pyramid. I talked it over with my family, an attorney, and my friends, and they all agreed it was some sort of scam. I hate scams because usually someone gets burned, and I didn't want it to be me! I blew it off for a few weeks then saw another one in a newsgroup I go to a lot and thought, &quot;Maybe this is legitimate!&quot;. Besides, what's $5.00 <br> <br>Well, two weeks later, I began receiving money in the mail! I couldn't believe it! Not just a little , I mean big bucks! At first only a few hundred dollars, then a week later, a couple of thousand , then BOOM . By the end of the fourth week , I had received nearly $47,000.00. It came from all over the world. And every bit of it perfectly legal and on the up and up. I've been able to pay off all my bills and still had enough left over for a nice vacation for me and my family. <br> <br>Not only does it work for me, it works for other folks as well. Markus Valppu says he made $57,883 in four weeks. Dave Manning claims he made $53,664 in the same amount of time. Dan Shepstone says it was only $17,000 for him. Do I know these folks? No, but when I read how they say they did it, it made sense to me. Enough sense that I'm taking a similar chance with $5 of my own money. <br>Not a big chance, I admit--but one with incredible potential, because $5 is all anyone ever invests in this system. Period. That's all Markus, Dave, or Dan invested, yet their $5 netted them tens of thousands <br>of dollars each, in a safe, legal, completely legitimate way. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: <br> <br>STEP 1. <br> <br>Invest your $5 by writing your name and address on five separate pieces of paper along with the words: <br>&quot;PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR MAILING LIST.&quot; <br>(In this way, you're not just sending a dollar to someone; you're paying for a legitimate service.) Fold a $1 bill, inside a paper, and mail them by standard U. S. Mail to the following five addresses: <br> <br>1)- Matthew Kulbacki 1025 12th street Golden, CO, USA 80401 <br> <br>2)- Nikki Robinson 2324 Frederick Place Valdosta, GA 31602 <br> <br>3)- Ross O'Brien 1040 pine lane lafayette, CA 94549 <br> <br>4)- Zahria Radford 2211 Laurel Oak Missouri City, Texas 77489 <br> <br>5)- Heidi Enger 238 Village Run West Encinitas, CA 92024 <br>STEP 2. <br>0 <br>Now remove the top name from the list, and move the other names up. This way, #5 becomes #4 and so on. Put your name in as the fifth one on the list. <br> <br>STEP 3. <br> <br>Post the article to at least 200 newsgroups. There are at least 17000 newsgroups at any given moment in time. Try posting to as many newsgroups as you can. Remember the more groups you post to, the more people will see your article and send you cash! <br> <br>STEP 4. <br> <br>You are now in business for yourself, and should start seeing returns within 7 to 14 days! Remember, the internet is new and huge. There is no way you can lose. <br> <br>Now here is how and why this system works: <br> <br>Out of every block of 200 posts I made, I got back 5 responses. Yes, that's right, only 5. You make $5.00 in cash, not checks or money orders, but real cash with your name at #5. <br> <br>Each additional person who sent you $1.00 now also makes 200 additional postings with your name at #4, 1000 postings. On average then, 50 people will send you $1.00 with your name at #4,....$50.00 in your pocket! <br> <br>Now these 50 new people will make 200 postings each with your name at #3 or 10,000 postings. Average return, 500 people= $500. They make 200 postings each with your name at #2= 100,000 postings=5000 returns at $1.00 each=$5,000.00 in cash! <br> <br>Finally, 5,000 people make 200 postings each with your name at #1 and you get a return of $50,000 before your name drops off the list. And that's only if everyone down the line makes only 200 postings each! Your total income for this one cycle is $55,000. <br> <br>From time to time when you see your name is no longer on the list, you take the latest posting you can find and start all over again. <br> <br>The end result depends on you. You must follow through and re-post this article everywhere you can think of. The more postings you make, the more cash ends up in your mailbox. It's too easy and too cheap to pass up!!! <br> <br>So that's it. Pretty simple sounding stuff, huh? But believe me, it works. <br>If you're really not sure or still think this can't be for real, then don't do it. But please print this article and pass it along to someone you know who really needs the money, and see what happens. <br>
&bull; I finally decided to read one of these articles in an internet newsgroup describing how to make $50,000.00 in only one month from a $5.00 investment. <br> <br>Of course I thought this was ridiculous ,or some type of pyramid. I talked it over with my family, an attorney, and my friends, and they all agreed it was some sort of scam. I hate scams because usually someone gets burned, and I didn't want it to be me! I blew it off for a few weeks then saw another one in a newsgroup I go to a lot and thought, &quot;Maybe this is legitimate!&quot;. Besides, what's $5.00 <br> <br>Well, two weeks later, I began receiving money in the mail! I couldn't believe it! Not just a little , I mean big bucks! At first only a few hundred dollars, then a week later, a couple of thousand , then BOOM . By the end of the fourth week , I had received nearly $47,000.00. It came from all over the world. And every bit of it perfectly legal and on the up and up. I've been able to pay off all my bills and still had enough left over for a nice vacation for me and my family. <br> <br>Not only does it work for me, it works for other folks as well. Markus Valppu says he made $57,883 in four weeks. Dave Manning claims he made $53,664 in the same amount of time. Dan Shepstone says it was only $17,000 for him. Do I know these folks? No, but when I read how they say they did it, it made sense to me. Enough sense that I'm taking a similar chance with $5 of my own money. <br>Not a big chance, I admit--but one with incredible potential, because $5 is all anyone ever invests in this system. Period. That's all Markus, Dave, or Dan invested, yet their $5 netted them tens of thousands <br>of dollars each, in a safe, legal, completely legitimate way. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: <br> <br>STEP 1. <br> <br>Invest your $5 by writing your name and address on five separate pieces of paper along with the words: <br>&quot;PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR MAILING LIST.&quot; <br>(In this way, you're not just sending a dollar to someone; you're paying for a legitimate service.) Fold a $1 bill, inside a paper, and mail them by standard U. S. Mail to the following five addresses: <br> <br>1)- Matthew Kulbacki 1025 12th street Golden, CO, USA 80401 <br> <br>2)- Nikki Robinson 2324 Frederick Place Valdosta, GA 31602 <br> <br>3)- Ross O'Brien 1040 pine lane lafayette, CA 94549 <br> <br>4)- Zahria Radford 2211 Laurel Oak Missouri City, Texas 77489 <br> <br>5)- Heidi Enger 238 Village Run West Encinitas, CA 92024 <br>STEP 2. <br>0 <br>Now remove the top name from the list, and move the other names up. This way, #5 becomes #4 and so on. Put your name in as the fifth one on the list. <br> <br>STEP 3. <br> <br>Post the article to at least 200 newsgroups. There are at least 17000 newsgroups at any given moment in time. Try posting to as many newsgroups as you can. Remember the more groups you post to, the more people will see your article and send you cash! <br> <br>STEP 4. <br> <br>You are now in business for yourself, and should start seeing returns within 7 to 14 days! Remember, the internet is new and huge. There is no way you can lose. <br> <br>Now here is how and why this system works: <br> <br>Out of every block of 200 posts I made, I got back 5 responses. Yes, that's right, only 5. You make $5.00 in cash, not checks or money orders, but real cash with your name at #5. <br> <br>Each additional person who sent you $1.00 now also makes 200 additional postings with your name at #4, 1000 postings. On average then, 50 people will send you $1.00 with your name at #4,....$50.00 in your pocket! <br> <br>Now these 50 new people will make 200 postings each with your name at #3 or 10,000 postings. Average return, 500 people= $500. They make 200 postings each with your name at #2= 100,000 postings=5000 returns at $1.00 each=$5,000.00 in cash! <br> <br>Finally, 5,000 people make 200 postings each with your name at #1 and you get a return of $50,000 before your name drops off the list. And that's only if everyone down the line makes only 200 postings each! Your total income for this one cycle is $55,000. <br> <br>From time to time when you see your name is no longer on the list, you take the latest posting you can find and start all over again. <br> <br>The end result depends on you. You must follow through and re-post this article everywhere you can think of. The more postings you make, the more cash ends up in your mailbox. It's too easy and too cheap to pass up!!! <br> <br>So that's it. Pretty simple sounding stuff, huh? But believe me, it works. <br>If you're really not sure or still think this can't be for real, then don't do it. But please print this article and pass it along to someone you know who really needs the money, and see what happens. <br>
&bull; I finally decided to read one of these articles in an internet newsgroup describing how to make $50,000.00 in only one month from a $5.00 investment. <br> <br>Of course I thought this was ridiculous ,or some type of pyramid. I talked it over with my family, an attorney, and my friends, and they all agreed it was some sort of scam. I hate scams because usually someone gets burned, and I didn't want it to be me! I blew it off for a few weeks then saw another one in a newsgroup I go to a lot and thought, &quot;Maybe this is legitimate!&quot;. Besides, what's $5.00 <br> <br>Well, two weeks later, I began receiving money in the mail! I couldn't believe it! Not just a little , I mean big bucks! At first only a few hundred dollars, then a week later, a couple of thousand , then BOOM . By the end of the fourth week , I had received nearly $47,000.00. It came from all over the world. And every bit of it perfectly legal and on the up and up. I've been able to pay off all my bills and still had enough left over for a nice vacation for me and my family. <br> <br>Not only does it work for me, it works for other folks as well. Markus Valppu says he made $57,883 in four weeks. Dave Manning claims he made $53,664 in the same amount of time. Dan Shepstone says it was only $17,000 for him. Do I know these folks? No, but when I read how they say they did it, it made sense to me. Enough sense that I'm taking a similar chance with $5 of my own money. <br>Not a big chance, I admit--but one with incredible potential, because $5 is all anyone ever invests in this system. Period. That's all Markus, Dave, or Dan invested, yet their $5 netted them tens of thousands <br>of dollars each, in a safe, legal, completely legitimate way. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: <br> <br>STEP 1. <br> <br>Invest your $5 by writing your name and address on five separate pieces of paper along with the words: <br>&quot;PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR MAILING LIST.&quot; <br>(In this way, you're not just sending a dollar to someone; you're paying for a legitimate service.) Fold a $1 bill, inside a paper, and mail them by standard U. S. Mail to the following five addresses: <br> <br>1)- Matthew Kulbacki 1025 12th street Golden, CO, USA 80401 <br> <br>2)- Nikki Robinson 2324 Frederick Place Valdosta, GA 31602 <br> <br>3)- Ross O'Brien 1040 pine lane lafayette, CA 94549 <br> <br>4)- Zahria Radford 2211 Laurel Oak Missouri City, Texas 77489 <br> <br>5)- Heidi Enger 238 Village Run West Encinitas, CA 92024 <br>STEP 2. <br>0 <br>Now remove the top name from the list, and move the other names up. This way, #5 becomes #4 and so on. Put your name in as the fifth one on the list. <br> <br>STEP 3. <br> <br>Post the article to at least 200 newsgroups. There are at least 17000 newsgroups at any given moment in time. Try posting to as many newsgroups as you can. Remember the more groups you post to, the more people will see your article and send you cash! <br> <br>STEP 4. <br> <br>You are now in business for yourself, and should start seeing returns within 7 to 14 days! Remember, the internet is new and huge. There is no way you can lose. <br> <br>Now here is how and why this system works: <br> <br>Out of every block of 200 posts I made, I got back 5 responses. Yes, that's right, only 5. You make $5.00 in cash, not checks or money orders, but real cash with your name at #5. <br> <br>Each additional person who sent you $1.00 now also makes 200 additional postings with your name at #4, 1000 postings. On average then, 50 people will send you $1.00 with your name at #4,....$50.00 in your pocket! <br> <br>Now these 50 new people will make 200 postings each with your name at #3 or 10,000 postings. Average return, 500 people= $500. They make 200 postings each with your name at #2= 100,000 postings=5000 returns at $1.00 each=$5,000.00 in cash! <br> <br>Finally, 5,000 people make 200 postings each with your name at #1 and you get a return of $50,000 before your name drops off the list. And that's only if everyone down the line makes only 200 postings each! Your total income for this one cycle is $55,000. <br> <br>From time to time when you see your name is no longer on the list, you take the latest posting you can find and start all over again. <br> <br>The end result depends on you. You must follow through and re-post this article everywhere you can think of. The more postings you make, the more cash ends up in your mailbox. It's too easy and too cheap to pass up!!! <br> <br>So that's it. Pretty simple sounding stuff, huh? But believe me, it works. <br>If you're really not sure or still think this can't be for real, then don't do it. But please print this article and pass it along to someone you know who really needs the money, and see what happens. <br>
&bull; I finally decided to read one of these articles in an internet newsgroup describing how to make $50,000.00 in only one month from a $5.00 investment. <br> <br>Of course I thought this was ridiculous ,or some type of pyramid. I talked it over with my family, an attorney, and my friends, and they all agreed it was some sort of scam. I hate scams because usually someone gets burned, and I didn't want it to be me! I blew it off for a few weeks then saw another one in a newsgroup I go to a lot and thought, &quot;Maybe this is legitimate!&quot;. Besides, what's $5.00 <br> <br>Well, two weeks later, I began receiving money in the mail! I couldn't believe it! Not just a little , I mean big bucks! At first only a few hundred dollars, then a week later, a couple of thousand , then BOOM . By the end of the fourth week , I had received nearly $47,000.00. It came from all over the world. And every bit of it perfectly legal and on the up and up. I've been able to pay off all my bills and still had enough left over for a nice vacation for me and my family. <br> <br>Not only does it work for me, it works for other folks as well. Markus Valppu says he made $57,883 in four weeks. Dave Manning claims he made $53,664 in the same amount of time. Dan Shepstone says it was only $17,000 for him. Do I know these folks? No, but when I read how they say they did it, it made sense to me. Enough sense that I'm taking a similar chance with $5 of my own money. <br>Not a big chance, I admit--but one with incredible potential, because $5 is all anyone ever invests in this system. Period. That's all Markus, Dave, or Dan invested, yet their $5 netted them tens of thousands <br>of dollars each, in a safe, legal, completely legitimate way. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: <br> <br>STEP 1. <br> <br>Invest your $5 by writing your name and address on five separate pieces of paper along with the words: <br>&quot;PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR MAILING LIST.&quot; <br>(In this way, you're not just sending a dollar to someone; you're paying for a legitimate service.) Fold a $1 bill, inside a paper, and mail them by standard U. S. Mail to the following five addresses: <br> <br>1)- Matthew Kulbacki 1025 12th street Golden, CO, USA 80401 <br> <br>2)- Nikki Robinson 2324 Frederick Place Valdosta, GA 31602 <br> <br>3)- Ross O'Brien 1040 pine lane lafayette, CA 94549 <br> <br>4)- Zahria Radford 2211 Laurel Oak Missouri City, Texas 77489 <br> <br>5)- Heidi Enger 238 Village Run West Encinitas, CA 92024 <br>STEP 2. <br>0 <br>Now remove the top name from the list, and move the other names up. This way, #5 becomes #4 and so on. Put your name in as the fifth one on the list. <br> <br>STEP 3. <br> <br>Post the article to at least 200 newsgroups. There are at least 17000 newsgroups at any given moment in time. Try posting to as many newsgroups as you can. Remember the more groups you post to, the more people will see your article and send you cash! <br> <br>STEP 4. <br> <br>You are now in business for yourself, and should start seeing returns within 7 to 14 days! Remember, the internet is new and huge. There is no way you can lose. <br> <br>Now here is how and why this system works: <br> <br>Out of every block of 200 posts I made, I got back 5 responses. Yes, that's right, only 5. You make $5.00 in cash, not checks or money orders, but real cash with your name at #5. <br> <br>Each additional person who sent you $1.00 now also makes 200 additional postings with your name at #4, 1000 postings. On average then, 50 people will send you $1.00 with your name at #4,....$50.00 in your pocket! <br> <br>Now these 50 new people will make 200 postings each with your name at #3 or 10,000 postings. Average return, 500 people= $500. They make 200 postings each with your name at #2= 100,000 postings=5000 returns at $1.00 each=$5,000.00 in cash! <br> <br>Finally, 5,000 people make 200 postings each with your name at #1 and you get a return of $50,000 before your name drops off the list. And that's only if everyone down the line makes only 200 postings each! Your total income for this one cycle is $55,000. <br> <br>From time to time when you see your name is no longer on the list, you take the latest posting you can find and start all over again. <br> <br>The end result depends on you. You must follow through and re-post this article everywhere you can think of. The more postings you make, the more cash ends up in your mailbox. It's too easy and too cheap to pass up!!! <br> <br>So that's it. Pretty simple sounding stuff, huh? But believe me, it works. <br>If you're really not sure or still think this can't be for real, then don't do it. But please print this article and pass it along to someone you know who really needs the money, and see what happens. <br>
&bull; I finally decided to read one of these articles in an internet newsgroup describing how to make $50,000.00 in only one month from a $5.00 investment. <br> <br>Of course I thought this was ridiculous ,or some type of pyramid. I talked it over with my family, an attorney, and my friends, and they all agreed it was some sort of scam. I hate scams because usually someone gets burned, and I didn't want it to be me! I blew it off for a few weeks then saw another one in a newsgroup I go to a lot and thought, &quot;Maybe this is legitimate!&quot;. Besides, what's $5.00 <br> <br>Well, two weeks later, I began receiving money in the mail! I couldn't believe it! Not just a little , I mean big bucks! At first only a few hundred dollars, then a week later, a couple of thousand , then BOOM . By the end of the fourth week , I had received nearly $47,000.00. It came from all over the world. And every bit of it perfectly legal and on the up and up. I've been able to pay off all my bills and still had enough left over for a nice vacation for me and my family. <br> <br>Not only does it work for me, it works for other folks as well. Markus Valppu says he made $57,883 in four weeks. Dave Manning claims he made $53,664 in the same amount of time. Dan Shepstone says it was only $17,000 for him. Do I know these folks? No, but when I read how they say they did it, it made sense to me. Enough sense that I'm taking a similar chance with $5 of my own money. <br>Not a big chance, I admit--but one with incredible potential, because $5 is all anyone ever invests in this system. Period. That's all Markus, Dave, or Dan invested, yet their $5 netted them tens of thousands <br>of dollars each, in a safe, legal, completely legitimate way. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: <br> <br>STEP 1. <br> <br>Invest your $5 by writing your name and address on five separate pieces of paper along with the words: <br>&quot;PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR MAILING LIST.&quot; <br>(In this way, you're not just sending a dollar to someone; you're paying for a legitimate service.) Fold a $1 bill, inside a paper, and mail them by standard U. S. Mail to the following five addresses: <br> <br>1)- Matthew Kulbacki 1025 12th street Golden, CO, USA 80401 <br> <br>2)- Nikki Robinson 2324 Frederick Place Valdosta, GA 31602 <br> <br>3)- Ross O'Brien 1040 pine lane lafayette, CA 94549 <br> <br>4)- Zahria Radford 2211 Laurel Oak Missouri City, Texas 77489 <br> <br>5)- Heidi Enger 238 Village Run West Encinitas, CA 92024 <br>STEP 2. <br>0 <br>Now remove the top name from the list, and move the other names up. This way, #5 becomes #4 and so on. Put your name in as the fifth one on the list. <br> <br>STEP 3. <br> <br>Post the article to at least 200 newsgroups. There are at least 17000 newsgroups at any given moment in time. Try posting to as many newsgroups as you can. Remember the more groups you post to, the more people will see your article and send you cash! <br> <br>STEP 4. <br> <br>You are now in business for yourself, and should start seeing returns within 7 to 14 days! Remember, the internet is new and huge. There is no way you can lose. <br> <br>Now here is how and why this system works: <br> <br>Out of every block of 200 posts I made, I got back 5 responses. Yes, that's right, only 5. You make $5.00 in cash, not checks or money orders, but real cash with your name at #5. <br> <br>Each additional person who sent you $1.00 now also makes 200 additional postings with your name at #4, 1000 postings. On average then, 50 people will send you $1.00 with your name at #4,....$50.00 in your pocket! <br> <br>Now these 50 new people will make 200 postings each with your name at #3 or 10,000 postings. Average return, 500 people= $500. They make 200 postings each with your name at #2= 100,000 postings=5000 returns at $1.00 each=$5,000.00 in cash! <br> <br>Finally, 5,000 people make 200 postings each with your name at #1 and you get a return of $50,000 before your name drops off the list. And that's only if everyone down the line makes only 200 postings each! Your total income for this one cycle is $55,000. <br> <br>From time to time when you see your name is no longer on the list, you take the latest posting you can find and start all over again. <br> <br>The end result depends on you. You must follow through and re-post this article everywhere you can think of. The more postings you make, the more cash ends up in your mailbox. It's too easy and too cheap to pass up!!! <br> <br>So that's it. Pretty simple sounding stuff, huh? But believe me, it works. <br>If you're really not sure or still think this can't be for real, then don't do it. But please print this article and pass it along to someone you know who really needs the money, and see what happens. <br>
&bull; I finally decided to read one of these articles in an internet newsgroup describing how to make $50,000.00 in only one month from a $5.00 investment. <br> <br>Of course I thought this was ridiculous ,or some type of pyramid. I talked it over with my family, an attorney, and my friends, and they all agreed it was some sort of scam. I hate scams because usually someone gets burned, and I didn't want it to be me! I blew it off for a few weeks then saw another one in a newsgroup I go to a lot and thought, &quot;Maybe this is legitimate!&quot;. Besides, what's $5.00 <br> <br>Well, two weeks later, I began receiving money in the mail! I couldn't believe it! Not just a little , I mean big bucks! At first only a few hundred dollars, then a week later, a couple of thousand , then BOOM . By the end of the fourth week , I had received nearly $47,000.00. It came from all over the world. And every bit of it perfectly legal and on the up and up. I've been able to pay off all my bills and still had enough left over for a nice vacation for me and my family. <br> <br>Not only does it work for me, it works for other folks as well. Markus Valppu says he made $57,883 in four weeks. Dave Manning claims he made $53,664 in the same amount of time. Dan Shepstone says it was only $17,000 for him. Do I know these folks? No, but when I read how they say they did it, it made sense to me. Enough sense that I'm taking a similar chance with $5 of my own money. <br>Not a big chance, I admit--but one with incredible potential, because $5 is all anyone ever invests in this system. Period. That's all Markus, Dave, or Dan invested, yet their $5 netted them tens of thousands <br>of dollars each, in a safe, legal, completely legitimate way. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: <br> <br>STEP 1. <br> <br>Invest your $5 by writing your name and address on five separate pieces of paper along with the words: <br>&quot;PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR MAILING LIST.&quot; <br>(In this way, you're not just sending a dollar to someone; you're paying for a legitimate service.) Fold a $1 bill, inside a paper, and mail them by standard U. S. Mail to the following five addresses: <br> <br>1)- Matthew Kulbacki 1025 12th street Golden, CO, USA 80401 <br> <br>2)- Nikki Robinson 2324 Frederick Place Valdosta, GA 31602 <br> <br>3)- Ross O'Brien 1040 pine lane lafayette, CA 94549 <br> <br>4)- Zahria Radford 2211 Laurel Oak Missouri City, Texas 77489 <br> <br>5)- Heidi Enger 238 Village Run West Encinitas, CA 92024 <br>STEP 2. <br>0 <br>Now remove the top name from the list, and move the other names up. This way, #5 becomes #4 and so on. Put your name in as the fifth one on the list. <br> <br>STEP 3. <br> <br>Post the article to at least 200 newsgroups. There are at least 17000 newsgroups at any given moment in time. Try posting to as many newsgroups as you can. Remember the more groups you post to, the more people will see your article and send you cash! <br> <br>STEP 4. <br> <br>You are now in business for yourself, and should start seeing returns within 7 to 14 days! Remember, the internet is new and huge. There is no way you can lose. <br> <br>Now here is how and why this system works: <br> <br>Out of every block of 200 posts I made, I got back 5 responses. Yes, that's right, only 5. You make $5.00 in cash, not checks or money orders, but real cash with your name at #5. <br> <br>Each additional person who sent you $1.00 now also makes 200 additional postings with your name at #4, 1000 postings. On average then, 50 people will send you $1.00 with your name at #4,....$50.00 in your pocket! <br> <br>Now these 50 new people will make 200 postings each with your name at #3 or 10,000 postings. Average return, 500 people= $500. They make 200 postings each with your name at #2= 100,000 postings=5000 returns at $1.00 each=$5,000.00 in cash! <br> <br>Finally, 5,000 people make 200 postings each with your name at #1 and you get a return of $50,000 before your name drops off the list. And that's only if everyone down the line makes only 200 postings each! Your total income for this one cycle is $55,000. <br> <br>From time to time when you see your name is no longer on the list, you take the latest posting you can find and start all over again. <br> <br>The end result depends on you. You must follow through and re-post this article everywhere you can think of. The more postings you make, the more cash ends up in your mailbox. It's too easy and too cheap to pass up!!! <br> <br>So that's it. Pretty simple sounding stuff, huh? But believe me, it works. <br>If you're really not sure or still think this can't be for real, then don't do it. But please print this article and pass it along to someone you know who really needs the money, and see what happens. <br>
Great idea! We usually have the same problem on site while we are preparing museum exhibitions.
Very nice project.<br>But i would suggest to add some venting holes in strategic places (behind the grills on laptop), just in case :)
Nice instructable! I could see using a thinner support and making it possible to unscrew from the tripod mount so I didn't have to waste a mount on this permanently. (I have a tiny netbook .)
I used to do that with my SLR and my camcorder.<br>The day I got a new head for the tripod and could keep one with each was such a relief. It's complete hassle trying to remember which bit of kit the head is with or swapping the head over and back. Unless you've got a very expensive tripod, the chances are another head will cost very little and so probably worth getting one just for this.
I can see doing that if you use both often enough. Since I don't, I just unscrew the head from whichever camera and put it back in the tripod. Makes life easier for me. :-) Plus the company that made my tripod is out of business, as far as I can tell. It's a decent tripod that I got brand new at a yard sale.
very cool. i will have to bulid one. well done
Nice. I built pretty much this same thing last year when a friend broke his arm in a bicycle crash. I used 1/4&quot; Plexiglas for the platform, and a wood ledge at the bottom to hold books or a laptop. This year, I used another version to hold an iPad with a slideshow running at a bicycle trade show. For that stand I used a Park bike stand, the tripod type, to hold up the &quot;lectern&quot; platform. For a secure grip I put large hook and loop pieces under a basic ipad case and on the platform as well.
I really like that!
A sweet addition (for those with something more akin to a space heater than a notebook) would be fans mounted right in the base. Nice Instructable! It can also be a start to a standing workstation to try it out without building a big desk.
Thanks for posting your hard work! This is a great idea!
I made mine using a base board I had already made for my vesa mount arm laptop holder, just needed to glue a tripod fitting in the bottom!<br><br>
Looks great, thanks for sharing your version!<br />You've been patched!
Sweet, I may have to try this, though my laptop could be too bulky . . . where do you get a spare tripod quick release? Are they standard, something you can pick up anywhere?
The quick release heads are most likely not standard, but you may find other brands that fit your tripod. Best to bring in your head and try to match it up. Some camera stores may carry a selection, but online is probably the best option to find a suitable extra. Luckily the are relatively inexpensive.
I LOVE this!!!
Awesome!
yeah a tripod!
yeah a tripod!
a tripod
a tripod
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