Instructables: exploring - technology - laptops - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:57:40 PDT BLOX v1.01 Laptop Cooling Stand from Scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Cooling-Stand-from-Scrap/
Laptop Cooling Stand from Scrap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/T0CM/I0C95118/FP7T0CMI0C95118.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/T0CM/I0C95118/FP7T0CMI0C95118.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/T0CM/I0C95118/FP7T0CMI0C95118.SMALL.jpg tinker bot In this Instructable I will teach you how to build a simple cooling stand from scrap.My laptop has a tendency to want to overheat when I'm working on things, causing it to slow down. I toyed with the idea of purchasing a commercial cooling stand, but my maker side reminded me of all the scrap I have...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:50:27 PDT
Sheet metal computer cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Sheet-metal-computer-cooler/
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By: Shawn HibmaCronan

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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:26:12 PDT
Installing an SSD in Your Laptop (and Cloning Windows) http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-an-SSD-in-Your-Laptop-and-Cloning-Wind/
Installing an SSD in Your Laptop (and Cloning Windows) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/5LF1/GSMZ7196/F6P5LF1GSMZ7196.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/5LF1/GSMZ7196/F6P5LF1GSMZ7196.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/5LF1/GSMZ7196/F6P5LF1GSMZ7196.SMALL.jpg Gazook Solid State Drives, or SSDs for short, are slowly but certainly taking over the hard disk drives role as the primary storage medium. There are many good reasons to swap your hard drive for an SSD; one is that a new solid state drive is about five times as fast as a hard drive, meaning that your oper...
By: Gazook

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Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:40:49 PDT
Toshiba T3200SX Portable Desktop Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Toshiba-T3200SX-Portable-Desktop-Computer/
Toshiba T3200SX Portable Desktop Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/NPRL/HYVDOF9S/FX6NPRLHYVDOF9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/NPRL/HYVDOF9S/FX6NPRLHYVDOF9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/NPRL/HYVDOF9S/FX6NPRLHYVDOF9S.SMALL.jpg cbbassett This instructables will show you how to convert a 1989 Toshiba T3200SX laptop into a modern day portable super desktop computer.Here is a list of things you will need to start this project: Toshiba T3200SX Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Desktop Process...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:00:50 PDT
Wood Laptop Stand For Desktop With Fans And Stuff http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Laptop-Stand-For-Desktop-With-Fans-And-Stuff/
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 15:16:42 PDT
All in one PC from old laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/All-in-one-PC-from-old-laptop/
All in one PC from old laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/WDQM/HVW4MZ8D/FUYWDQMHVW4MZ8D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/WDQM/HVW4MZ8D/FUYWDQMHVW4MZ8D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/WDQM/HVW4MZ8D/FUYWDQMHVW4MZ8D.SMALL.jpg kresimir1993 Greetings, this is my first turtorial ever, and my native language isn't English, so sorry if I write something wrong. About turtorial, it will not be step by step turtorial, but rather an idea for somebody who would like to build somethig similar. This is just a prototype version 1.0, not a final p...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 09:38:32 PDT
Salvage Lithium Ion Batteries from Laptop Batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvage-Lithium-Ion-Batteries-from-Laptop-Batterie/
Salvage Lithium Ion Batteries from Laptop Batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/7LA0/HUYBI5RY/F0V7LA0HUYBI5RY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/7LA0/HUYBI5RY/F0V7LA0HUYBI5RY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/7LA0/HUYBI5RY/F0V7LA0HUYBI5RY.SMALL.jpg amorarun I am always curious to know what is inside any device. Recently I wanted to know about the type of battery inside a laptop’s battery after I have seen a video in YouTube, I believe it’s a video by kipkay about reviving an old laptop’s battery by replacing the lithium ion cells inside.My good friend’...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 23:42:43 PDT
Build an Arduino-powered, Laser-cut Xbox 360 laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Arduino-powered-Laser-cut-Xbox-360-laptop/
Build an Arduino-powered, Laser-cut Xbox 360 laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/ZJUH/HUU1H09I/FC7ZJUHHUU1H09I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/ZJUH/HUU1H09I/FC7ZJUHHUU1H09I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/ZJUH/HUU1H09I/FC7ZJUHHUU1H09I.SMALL.jpg TechJango Darkmatter is the world's first Open Source Xbox 360* Laptop - its a hardware kit designed to make your Xbox console portable, so that you can play your favorite games any time, any place! 1080p HD screen, capacitive touch controls and all. We successfully crowdfunded Darkmatter via Kickstarter in ...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 23:45:43 PDT
How to hack into any computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-hack-into-any-computer/
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Fri, 19 Aug 2011 16:11:31 PDT
Upgrading RAM in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrading-RAM-in-your-MacBook-Pro-13-or-15/
Upgrading RAM in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/GK0D/H0OIWS4B/FQNGK0DH0OIWS4B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/GK0D/H0OIWS4B/FQNGK0DH0OIWS4B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/GK0D/H0OIWS4B/FQNGK0DH0OIWS4B.SMALL.jpg Doctor Jazz It is becoming increasingly popular to regularly upgrade RAM (memory) in your laptop to accommodate constantly growing appetite for web intensive browsing or running more instances of virtual machines. This instructable is describing the process of upgrading (or replacing) RAM in unibody MacBook Pro...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 13:02:13 PDT
Turn a dead laptop into a monitor with Plexiglas stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-dead-laptop-into-a-monitor-with-Plexiglas-s/
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 08:52:46 PST
Old laptop screen into Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-laptop-screen-into-Monitor/
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 14:39:20 PDT
Laptop To Tablet-pc Conversion W-I-P / Acer Travelpad http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-To-Tablet-pc-Conversion-W-I-P/
Laptop To Tablet-pc Conversion W-I-P / Acer Travelpad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/C3DH/HKZAVUW0/F3PC3DHHKZAVUW0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/C3DH/HKZAVUW0/F3PC3DHHKZAVUW0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/C3DH/HKZAVUW0/F3PC3DHHKZAVUW0.SMALL.jpg 123cardigan i have been looking for a nice new tablet to work with, access and control my big 8-core server android and ios dont have the productivity suites i want or needso i started looking at windows 8 tabs and to be honest they are all to expensive or not powerful enoughi then thought "hey why not build on...
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 14:53:21 PDT
Convert a laptop IDE Drive to an affordable Compact Flash SSD. http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-an-older-laptop-IDE-Drive-to-an-affordable/
Convert a laptop IDE Drive to an affordable Compact Flash SSD. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/L3XI/HJKC650D/FS5L3XIHJKC650D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/L3XI/HJKC650D/FS5L3XIHJKC650D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/L3XI/HJKC650D/FS5L3XIHJKC650D.SMALL.jpg TheRafMan I have a couple of older laptops that I use to monitor my security cameras within my home, both are Dell models, one is a C400 with a Pentium 3 and the other one is a D600 with a Pentium 4. Both laptops are powered on 24 hours. The P3 is over 12 years old and so far I replaced the hard drive 3 times...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 00:55:33 PDT
The first selfmade and published yoga convertible tablet/ laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/The-first-self-made-and-published-CONVERTIBLE-TABL/
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 04:11:12 PDT
Repair Your Laptop Power Cord http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Your-Laptop-Power-Cord/
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:32:55 PDT
Acer C7 Trackpad Hardware Fix/Hack. http://www.instructables.com/id/Acer-C7-Trackpad-Hardware-FixHack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/46SH/HFPTIWRM/FR946SHHFPTIWRM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/46SH/HFPTIWRM/FR946SHHFPTIWRM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/46SH/HFPTIWRM/FR946SHHFPTIWRM.SMALL.jpg gravesw This is a simple hardware hack that will void your warranty, but does fix the intermittent trackpad issues. The problem with the trackpad appears to be a lack of proper ground between the user and the machine(possibly compounded with static buildup?).   To check if this is your issue, when the trac...
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Wed, 1 May 2013 18:08:49 PDT
Book into a laptop case http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-into-a-laptop-case/
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Sat, 17 Mar 2012 16:45:48 PDT
How to Fix a Power Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-a-Power-Adapter/
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 22:58:33 PST
How to add a USB Fingerprint scanner internally to laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-add-a-USB-Fingerprint-scanner-internally-to/
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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:40:33 PST
Upgrade the hard drive on a MacBook Pro (HDD + SSD) http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-the-hard-drive-on-a-MacBook-Pro-HDD-SSD/
Upgrade the hard drive on a MacBook Pro (HDD + SSD) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/8U2Q/HBNXX4AS/FCW8U2QHBNXX4AS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/8U2Q/HBNXX4AS/FCW8U2QHBNXX4AS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/8U2Q/HBNXX4AS/FCW8U2QHBNXX4AS.SMALL.jpg fungus amungus If the original hard drive on your MacBook Pro is getting a little too full you can replace it with a much larger one pretty easily. After all, hard drives have gotten cheap with 1TB drives available for under $100. If you want to give your aging machine an even bigger boost, I'd strongly suggest o...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:52:44 PST
How to Overclock Your Laptop's Graphics Card http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Overclock-Your-Laptops-Graphics-Card/
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Fri, 16 Sep 2011 05:05:03 PDT
How to Convert a Laptop LCD into an External Monitor. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Convert-a-Laptop-LCD-into-an-External-Monit/
How to Convert a Laptop LCD into an External Monitor. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/P82R/HA4MD6MK/FIKP82RHA4MD6MK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/P82R/HA4MD6MK/FIKP82RHA4MD6MK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/P82R/HA4MD6MK/FIKP82RHA4MD6MK.SMALL.jpg zerofootprint3 Hello there. This is my first Instructable A while back I was sitting around and wondering what to do with my dead laptop. I knew the mother board was fried but everything else was still in working condition. As a result, I decided to make an external monitor from my dead laptop and proceeded to do...
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Sat, 1 Dec 2012 03:53:29 PST
How to Clean Laptop Fan and Apply Thermal Paste on CPU and GPU http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-Laptop-Fan-and-Apply-Thermal-Paste-on/
How to Clean Laptop Fan and Apply Thermal Paste on CPU and GPU - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/Y6QI/H994TFGX/FGZY6QIH994TFGX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/Y6QI/H994TFGX/FGZY6QIH994TFGX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/Y6QI/H994TFGX/FGZY6QIH994TFGX.SMALL.jpg Analogue-Chick A few weeks ago I experienced a problem with Flash Player causing my laptop to shut down due to overheating as CPU usage spike at the utmost. I noticed the trend about Flash when I turned back on the system and opened a facebook game, especially for Firefox users. I then googled for similar cases an...
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Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:22:30 PST
How to make Laptop USB Light Mini http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Laptop-USB-Light-Mini/
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Tue, 16 Nov 2010 10:32:40 PST
Installing SSD (Solid State Drive) in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" unibody http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-SSD-Solid-State-Drive-in-your-MacBook/
Installing SSD (Solid State Drive) in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" unibody - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/VFBC/H0OJ28FW/F4JVFBCH0OJ28FW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/VFBC/H0OJ28FW/F4JVFBCH0OJ28FW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/VFBC/H0OJ28FW/F4JVFBCH0OJ28FW.SMALL.jpg Doctor Jazz These days more and more people are switching to using SSD or Solid State Drives in their laptops and you might be thinking about joining them and following the trend. SSD drives have a number advantages over conventional spinning hard drives, the main being their input/output speed. They also don't...
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Sun, 8 Apr 2012 21:15:51 PDT
DIY Wood-Grain Laptop Wrap http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wood-Grain-Laptop-Wrap/
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Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:20:55 PDT
Laptop housing mod "DRAGONWARE" http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-housing-mod/
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Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:33:19 PST
How to repair HP dv6 notebook power adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-HP-dv6-notebook-power-adapter/
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By: eriol

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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:00:49 PST
netbookbook http://www.instructables.com/id/netbookbook/
netbookbook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/FOY6/GSUT14Z9/FLIFOY6GSUT14Z9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/FOY6/GSUT14Z9/FLIFOY6GSUT14Z9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/FOY6/GSUT14Z9/FLIFOY6GSUT14Z9.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Make an original laptop covering using a discarded hardcover book and a long zipper found at any Dollar Store, you might even have all the materials at home already! I created a book-styled cover for my small netbook and turned my boring computer into a netbookbook! After seeing ChrysN's Wood Kindl...
By: mikeasaurus

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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:13:14 PDT
IKEA Style Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Style-Laptop-Stand/
IKEA Style Laptop Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/1D8I/GS3BDKL2/FIL1D8IGS3BDKL2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/1D8I/GS3BDKL2/FIL1D8IGS3BDKL2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/1D8I/GS3BDKL2/FIL1D8IGS3BDKL2.SMALL.jpg kathleenhenri A few months after I made the Instructable Laptop Stand For Your Netbook it occurred to me that it might be possible to use similar components to design and create a laptop stand for larger notebooks. Stylish, lightweight, and sturdy - and made with IKEA stuff! What could be better? This Instructab...
By: kathleenhenri

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Sun, 11 Sep 2011 07:06:07 PDT
How to Stop Your Laptop Overheating http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Stop-Your-Laptop-Overheating/
How to Stop Your Laptop Overheating - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/JVYU/GR0E72XO/FQHJVYUGR0E72XO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/JVYU/GR0E72XO/FQHJVYUGR0E72XO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/JVYU/GR0E72XO/FQHJVYUGR0E72XO.SMALL.jpg Andre Coetzee Introduction: Computer (Laptop) Cooling Basics The cooling of the CPU (Central Processing Unit), otherwise referred to as "The Chip" or to laymen "The Brain" of the laptop is a dilemma that most manufacturers have to face when designing a laptop enclosure (casing) and choosing the correct CPU for it...
By: Andre Coetzee

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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 13:43:32 PDT
laptop tripod http://www.instructables.com/id/laptop-tripod/
laptop tripod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/RHDS/GPBD5BHY/FIHRHDSGPBD5BHY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/RHDS/GPBD5BHY/FIHRHDSGPBD5BHY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/RHDS/GPBD5BHY/FIHRHDSGPBD5BHY.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus 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 m...
By: mikeasaurus

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Tue, 5 Jul 2011 17:02:54 PDT
Super simple laptop hack for making your CD/DVD drive easier to open. http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-simple-laptop-hack-for-making-your-CDDVD-dr/
Super simple laptop hack for making your CD/DVD drive easier to open. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/RO14/G68HA11V/FPXRO14G68HA11V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/RO14/G68HA11V/FPXRO14G68HA11V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/RO14/G68HA11V/FPXRO14G68HA11V.SMALL.gif inchman  OK, so this isn’t exactly a problem that has plague man since the dawn of time, but it is something that bothers me about laptop CD/DVD drives that is so simple to solve. Here is the problem, to open the CD/DVD drive on most laptops you need to push a button on the right side of the computer that ...
By: inchman

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Tue, 9 Mar 2010 22:53:41 PST
Commodore 64 Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Commodore-64-Laptop/
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By: benheck

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Wed, 8 Apr 2009 15:10:41 PDT
Ethno-Look Laptop Hard Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Ethno-Look-Laptop-Hard-Cover/
Ethno-Look Laptop Hard Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/281T/G9NGTTYC/F1L281TG9NGTTYC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/281T/G9NGTTYC/F1L281TG9NGTTYC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/281T/G9NGTTYC/F1L281TG9NGTTYC.SMALL.jpg laxap Make a fun-looking removable hard cover for your laptop. It protects the lid and makes your laptop unique! You can personalize some softwares with "skins", so why not the hardware (literally)? Gluing fabric on the lid would be much easier, but not easily removable. This cover has to be hard becaus...
By: laxap

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Thu, 27 May 2010 16:34:25 PDT
MagSafe for the Rest of Us: A DIY Magnetic Power Adaptor http://www.instructables.com/id/MagSafe-for-the-Rest-of-Us-A-DIY-Magnetic-Power-A/
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By: Freeload

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Tue, 9 Feb 2010 07:12:16 PST
Wave Laptop Stand (Making 3D Shapes in Illustrator) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wave-Laptop-Stand-Making-3D-Shapes-in-Ilustrator/
Wave Laptop Stand (Making 3D Shapes in Illustrator) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/EJJS/FRXWGIMN/F18EJJSFRXWGIMN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/EJJS/FRXWGIMN/F18EJJSFRXWGIMN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/EJJS/FRXWGIMN/F18EJJSFRXWGIMN.SMALL.jpg nagutron I wanted a nicer laptop stand. I wanted to to make something with a beautiful, organic form. And I work at Instructables, so I have access to an awesome Epilog laser cutter. The shape that you see in the images below is the result. I'm pretty happy with it; it's really pleasing to the eye, and is a...
By: nagutron

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Fri, 6 Mar 2009 17:57:55 PST
Everybody Else Is Making A Laptop Stand, So Why Can't I? http://www.instructables.com/id/Everybody-Else-Is-Making-A-Laptop-Stand-So-Why-Ca/
Everybody Else Is Making A Laptop Stand, So Why Can't I? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/M7R3/G33OY69E/FE8M7R3G33OY69E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/M7R3/G33OY69E/FE8M7R3G33OY69E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/M7R3/G33OY69E/FE8M7R3G33OY69E.SMALL.jpg laxap Or how I transformed a tray into a laptop stand. We don't have TV, but we like to lay on a blanket and watch DVDs on the laptop. This laptop stand will insure good stability and air flow. A Laptop, a Blanket, and A Tray So we have a new big laptop (they've become both big and cheap these days)...
By: laxap

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Mon, 14 Dec 2009 17:05:23 PST