Adjustable Notebook Riser / Laptop or Tablet Stand




this is a sleek, lightweight and portable notebook riser / laptop stand / tablet stand I designed and put together in a few hours at the Nottingham Hackspace. I've been using and refining this for a while now so I thought I should share it with the world :)

I have used:

  1. 3mm plywood and a laser cutter
  2. 2x M8x25mm screws (M8x20 would probably work fine as well)
  3. 2x M8 self-locking nuts
  4. piece of wire (I've used a former bike spoke) cut and bent into shape for the ratchet mechanism - better alternatives for doing this probably exist, but it's what I've had at hand
  5. wood glue for gluing the lower tip of the longer legs

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Step 1: Laser Cutting

Cut the attached laser vector files from 3mm plywood

Step 2: Assemble!

Finally, cut and bend the metal spokes to the length you need them in - mine are roughly 60mm between the two centers of the deliminating bending radius, with one side being bent at a ~110 degree angle and the other (ratchet) side at ~160 degrees.

Then just put it all together, just like shown in the pics!

Let me know if you think something can be improved - two things I have noticed so far:

  • the plywood 3mm brush is not the greatest for stability
  • the two spokes have to be of the exact same length...

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    4 years ago

    I don't have access to a laser cutter but you've given me an idea. Thanks very much, nice instructable.

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