Laminate Parque Laptop Stand




I saw the designs of the other instructable laptop stands on instructables and thought "I must make one for myself !!!" So here is my instructable. With this instructable i tried to get rid of the cable and device mess on my desk and it worked :) Actually the project is not finished yet but I just excited because this is my first instructable.

Now It's Absolutely Finished :D

Parts-Prices (all the prices are approximately cos we don't use $ in Turkiye)

(+) ---> I had before
(-) ---> I bought for this project

Laminate Parque 1-2 pcs (+) (i just had from construction of our house. I don't know how much is that.)
non-slippery mat 3$ (-)
Strong Black Tape 3$ (-)
Double Sided Tape 2$ (+)
Scotch Tape 1$ (+)
10 pcs of blue led 1.6$ (-)
Straws 100 pcs 0.5$ (+) (I used 10 pcs)
Potentiometer 10K 0.2$ (+)

TOTAL: 11.3 $ if you don't have any of theese
It cost 7.6$ for me.

Step 1: Parts & Tools

I also used a drill, some screws, and a safety glass of course except the tools u see on the pictures.

Step 2: Cutting & Forming the Parts

Everyone has different pc's so i want to skip the measurements of the parts. Just cut the laminate parque u bought by measuring your own notebook pc.

Step 3: Assabmling

I used screws to assamble the whole product because the laminate parques are has really slippery surfaces to use glue. I thougt it would just brake apart with a small hit. It doesn't look cool for now but I will cover the screws by painting to black and covering the whole product with non slippery cloth.

Step 4: Finished Product

For now it looks like this. But i think i made the holder step really big. So before painting i'll change it to a smaller holder.
I put all the cable mess, my external hard drive & it's own adapter and my notebook's adapter under my new laptop holder. It's now more clear than the picture u see :D

I am waiting for your comments. ;)

No! No nooooo! Wait :D

I started and already finished the whole product this weekend. And be sure You will LOVE it ;)
Here I am starting to introduce the new design.. Just go to step 5.

Step 5: Metamorphose

At first I decided not to paint the stand to black and add a fan with ventilation holes cos my PC doesn't need ventilation.

Get started with the covering. I bought a non-slippery black mat to cover my stand. When covering I used double sided tape.

When it's done it was already perfect. But I did not stop.
We are going to the brilliant step...

Step 6: Using LED 's to Become More Attractive

We are entering the LED zone. The preparation step is this one.
I used a soldering iron, some solder, some soldering paste, some straws, little piece of heatshrink tube to close up the soldered legs of LED's, a razor blade, scissors, some really strong black tape, and invisible scotch tape. Oh! I forgot Some wires of course..

Step 7: Preparing LED Glowing Sticks

At first I added the straws together and cut a little to make them enough long for my project.

I inserted two LEDs at the ends of the straws and used heatshrink to make it tight

Step 8: Placing the Glowing Stcks

I soldered the legs of LEDs to 4-5 inches long wires and started to stick them on to the stand.
I connected all the anodes and off course cathodes together.
I used the USb port of my laptop as power source. To do this I cut the wire of my old USB keyboard and find the black and red wires in it.
Be careful! If you don't use a resistor, then your LEDs will burn itself like my LEDs :)) I tried to find the true resistor value by trial. At last i found another solution! Potentiometer!!! I connected the potentiometer serially to my circuit and done. Let's have a look at it at the last step.

Step 9: Finished Product

I'm not saying anything anymore.. Just look. Pictures are already talking :))



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    86 Discussions


    9 years ago on Step 9

     eline sağlık süper olmus havalandırma içinde bi fan koysandın keşke 

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    Reply 9 years ago on Step 9

    Bilgisayarımın ısınma problemi olmadığı için koymadım. Teşekkürler


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Great edible! What kind of non-slip mat are you using though?


    9 years ago on Introduction

    ellerine saglik cok guzel, valla turkiyemi cok ozledim ya , abi yazdigin fiyatlar cok iyi , ben USA state of Alaska da yasiyoum hatirliyiromda elektronik parcalari 10 ar 10 ar alir kurus oderdik , burda bi tane led ye 2 dolar oduyorum :( canim turkiyem

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Burada da yeni sayılabilecek ürünler pahalı ama.. RGB power LED almaya kalkıyorum canıma okuyorlar. Ya da Solar Panel ler mesela.. çok pahalı burada.. Bildiğim kadarıyla bunlar da orada çok ucuz..


    9 years ago on Step 5

    I am just wondering, but why would you need to add non-slip covering on the sides of the stand, wouldn't that just be a waste of the non-stick cover and tape? Great idea overall! :D

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    Reply 9 years ago on Step 5

    I understand what you mean now, but I usually prefer to go with the appearance of the finished product


    Reply 9 years ago on Step 5

    It was just to make the stand more attractive. So it's not a waste for me. Thank you for your nice comment...


    9 years ago on Introduction

    hm, awsome stand... you gave me an idea to light up the keyboard on this laptop with those glow sticks... or add a few to the chillmat under my laptop... :D

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, this is a very nice stand! I got really inspired by your idea, and I'm starting to make my own. But I'm making some serious changes on the project, as I'm focusing more on cooling than on cable routing or visuals (of course, those glowsticks are awesome and I'm gonna do it! :D). I also want to do a Instructable, but I want to know: could I do it and put in the intro that your stand was my inspiration? Thanks, and congrats!

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for your nice comment and why not! Of course u can use my project in the intro of yours. And I am really so sorry for answering late. I am serving the army so it's really too hard to find spare time for me.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! And there's no problem about answering late, I understand! And it wasn't THAT late, just some hours...


    11 years ago on Introduction

    ummmmm....i want to make one of those but what is that poten-dabalabadingdong thing??and how much is it worth??? also wheredid u get ur LEDs????

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    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    At first my English is not as good as you think. I don't understand what are you trying to say by poten-dabalabadingdong thing :D But I'm going to write all of the parts prices at the first step now. I hope u'll find poten-dabalabadingdong things price :D But I really wonder the meaning of it. Somebody please tell me what is a poten-dabalabadingdong thingie :D