Bulk Laptop Holder

Introduction: Bulk Laptop Holder

First I want to apologize for the poor picture quality.  I was in my office with a cheap P&S camera that doesn't do very good in poor lighting.

So I needed a way to store 10-12 laptops in a relatively small area. As the IT person for our office, I need to have spare laptops on hand in case user's laptop crashes or otherwise needs to be replaced.  I could stack them, but then they would over heat, especially the ones near the top of the stack.

Step 1: Reuse Useless Paper Holders.

I saw several of this wire paper holders laying around the office.  Our company has practically gone paperless, so these are really obsolete now.  So I decided to see if I could find a use for them.  As is, the laptop will not fit in between each divider.

Step 2: Remove Every Other Divider and Smooth Cut Edges

To make the laptops fit, and provide more room between them for cooling, I cut out every other divider.  I used a Dremel tool to smooth the cut edges so they would scratch the laptops.

Step 3: Reused Paper Holders How Hold New Laptops

Now, instead of throwing these obsolete paper holders in to the trash, they will hold laptops.  It's kind of a poetic finish for these items.  When you think about it, there isn't much difference between a large stack of paper files from 20 years ago and a laptop today.

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    I like the philosophical comment at the end of your Instructable.