Intro: 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.