Introduction: Simple Laptop Stand From MacBook Packaging

This is a simple laptop stand made from the packaging of a MacBook. Simple to make, and saves the styrofoam from heading to the landfill. Besides the styro that comes with the MacBook has great architectural elements. All you need is the styrofoam packaging that came from your MacBook, 3.5" deck screws (2), and a means of cutting the styrofoam. I am designer at & the idea came to while searching for a cheap effective laptop stands online.

Step 1: Get the Packaging

There are a couple of pieces of foam that come with the packaging, use what ever one you want.

Step 2: Cut the Foam

Cut the foam to create the stand base, I cut mine right along the seam where the cords where stored during shipping.

Step 3: Set the Screws

I used 3.5" deck screws to hold the foam together. The foam is dense and the screws made a great bond, just don't over tighten as you can strip the holes out. I counter sunk my screws so I would never scratch the bottom of my MacBook.

Step 4: That's Basically All There Is to It

Here is a side view of the stand, as you can see the holes that Apple created in the foam will allow for air flow. Some of the stands have lips on the front to keep the laptop from sliding off. The friction of the foam holds the MacBook just fine.

Step 5: All Done and Ready for Action

You can still access the sides to plug in your peripherals.

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