Recycled Cardboard Laptop Stand

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Introduction: Recycled Cardboard Laptop Stand

Hi All,

The new school year is starting in India but because of the pandemic, there will be online classes for the kids.

Many of us have a good setup to work from home, but may not have invested the same for the kids.

I recently bought a table, chair, headsets to make my kid's online school more comfortable.

In this instructable, I will share how to make a laptop stand.

Step 1: What Do We Need?

  • Cardboard box
  • Sketchpen
  • Cutter

Tip: Use a 5Ply or 7ply cardboard for best results. You can stick two 3 ply cardboard to get a thicker cardboard

Step 2: Template

  • There are two main things to consider
    • Laptop Size - 14 inch to 15 inch
    • thickness of cardboard
  • So I have attached two templates, smaller for 14inch Laptop and bigger for 15inch laptop
  • Draw the template on a cardboard piece as shown
  • The slits have to be the same sizes the thickness of the cardboard

Step 3: Cutting

  • Cut the cardboard using a cutter
  • Do not use scissors, as the cardboard will bend while cutting
  • Cut the slits the same size as the thickness of the cardboard
  • If the slits are larger, the stand will wobble more

Step 4: Assembly

  • The two pieces of cardboard fit like a jigsaw puzzle
  • And you have a new cardboard laptop stand
  • Now if you used thin cardboard and your slits are not perfect, you can add additional supports as shown

Thanks for reading. Please share your comments and feedback

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