Charging a bunch of Chromebooks was a messy affair with the wires and it was hard to get to a specific Chromebook when they are all stacked on top of each other.
Having a spare shelf around, I made an 8-bay Chromebook Charging Station.
Sorry, there are no images for the early steps. This Instructable is an after thought.
- Small bookcase (mine is an Ikea BILLY)
- Electrical extension cord
- Bookends (smooth enamelled, about 19cm x 13cm)
- Wire clips (to hold wires in place)
- Screws (small ones for wood)
- Non-slip mat
- Drill and drill bit for the screw
- Saw for metal parts
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Step 1: Prepare the Bookends
Drill two holes into the bookends and saw away the flap
Make sure you gotten a bookend that is metal and enamelled. This would prevent any scratches onto your Chromebooks
Step 2: Measure the Bays for Your Chromebooks
Measure where each bookend will be screwed in. For my 8-bay shelf, each bay is 4.5cm wide.
Step 3: Screw in the Bookends
Screw in the bookends. I placed a tape over the screws to have a smooth surface for Chromebooks to slide over it.
I then added a non-slip mat on top that, with holes cut to fit the spacing between the bays. See next step for a photo example.
Step 4: Add the Wire Clips and Wire-up
I added the wire clips onto the bookends. I used 3 wire clips for each bay.
After that it is time to wire up your shelf. I numbered each wire and the adapter, to help with any troubleshooting in the future.
Step 5: Enjoy Your New Charging Station
Put in all your Chromebooks and enjoy a new organised way of charging..!