Laptop Stand From 4 Bottlecaps

About: I have a ridiculously high IQ but I'm not enough of an a55hol3 to make money off it. I'm a super father and an amazing husband, extremely humble, too. ;)

Here's an instructable for making the simplest and most painfully obvious laptop stand. Chances are, if you drink anything, you have the makings for this right now... maybe scattered on the floor around you.

Step 1: Source Your Materials

As with all projects, a good source for your materials is key. I recommend a type that you can find readily available: soda, water, or like I used - soda water.

Step 2: The Target

Here's what we want. The cap from the bottle, often referred to as - the bottlecap.

Step 3: Drink a Lot

OK, this only applies to water and healthy stuff. I am by no means endorsing getting trashed and then try to do something as delicate as building a stand for your laptop. Let's be careful out there.

And never, ever, under any circumstances assemble data on your laptop while imbibing. Don't drink and derive.


Seriously, try to stay away from your machines when liquids are involved.

Step 4: Assemble Your Materials

After drinking your healthy beverage and making sure you were no where near the laptop while doing it, lay out your plan for your project.

Customization method: try INVERTING them - you daredevil!

Step 5: Position Your Unit Accordingly.

Then giggle at the title of this step for a second. Once it's in place, breathe a sigh of relief at a job well done. Your custom laptop stand is ready for it's trial run.

Step 6: Dig the Cool.

Demonstrate your love of the environment, flaunt your ingenuity, bask in the resplendence of your own awesomeness. With knowledge like this, you're sure to get elected to a high ranking office, get promoted at work, land the hot chick, and perhaps extend the life of your machine a bit.



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    6 years ago on Step 4

    I do this also but put the bottle caps on a string so that they are prepositioned to fit where the feet of the laptop sit.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    oh my gosh. I do this too. I was going to put this on instructables but I figured no one wanted to see it. I guess I was wrong.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     I'll be honest with you... This was my test of the format for publishing instructables. I wanted to test the waters with something silly before I put up my more complex projects.


     Actually it's the shell of a Cube. I worked at an Apple Service shop and after replacing one in the field, I thought we had to send the damaged piece back to Apple. When they told me it's a disposable part (shame on you, Apple) I said, "like HELL!" and was sizing tissue boxes in the supermarket on my way home. Later I added a card reader. I have a slot-loading dvd drive I'm going to squeeze into it as well. Forgive the blatant plug, but many of my hacking projects are here
    I'm sticking an iMacDV in a briefcase and I should start a thread on Apple Pro Speaker hacks. Apple spends so much time on industrial design that it's a shame to throw those products away.