Saturday, February 16, 2008

Built a PVC pipe laptop stand

LaptopStand.jpgI'm using a laptop at work and have been searching the shops for some contraption to lift the laptop up so the screen is at eye height (I'm using an external keyboard and mouse).

Couldn't find anything I liked but searching on the net turned up a simple design for a stand constructed of PVC pipe. Marvellous stuff! Easy to cut, easy to join. I'm not using glue or anything, just friction will hold it together enough and still leave it with the ability to be pulled apart for carrying in my bag.

It droops forward a little (in the configuration shown here) which is fine. The laptop feels pretty secure on there but I am considering wrapping some rubber bands around the corners to give a little extra grip.

This little project went so well, I decided to make one for my wife as well (ideal romantic gift for Valentine's day I thought).


  1. Anonymous1:40 AM

    very clever!

  2. Anonymous12:17 AM

    I made on too