Jun 162009
 

I have one of those USB-based logic analyzers that needs Windows software to make it go. I had been doing Windows-in-a-window with VMWare, but it’s kind of a pain. If I were to use a real Windows laptop, I’d need a shelf or something for it. I wanted it above my oscilloscope, which meant a laptop stand that was taller and wider than most. Time for the laser cutter!

todbot-laptop-stand-2todbot-laptop-stand-3
(click for larger)

My design requirements were:
- assemble without any tooling or fasteners
- fit on a single 1′x2′ sheet of the 1/4″ plywood I already had
- be stable enough to hold a 7lb laptop
- be wide & tall enough for the oscilloscope to fit underneath and be usable.

The 1/4″ (0.20″ really) plywood is cheap, from a big box hardware store. I think I paid $10 for a 4′x8′ sheet of it, and they nicely cut it down to 2′x4′ sheets for me.

It ended up fitting pretty exactly on the 12″x24″ cutting bed of the laser.
todbot-laptop-stand-1

If you want to make your own based off this, here are the vector files:
- todbot-laptop-stand-1.eps
- todbot-laptop-stand-1.pdf

What prodded me into doing this was the great Cardboard Laptop Stand I saw the oomlout guys had just received. Also, there are so many great DIY laptop stands on Instructables, they created a whole category for it.

 Posted by at 11:55 pm

  One Response to “Laser Cut Laptop Stand (and o’scope hugger)”

  1. [...] Todbot writes… I have one of those USB-based logic analyzers that needs Windows software to make it go. I had been doing Windows-in-a-window with VMWare, but it’s kind of a pain. If I were to use a real Windows laptop, I’d need a shelf or something for it. I wanted it above my oscilloscope, which meant a laptop stand that was taller and wider than most. Time for the laser cutter! Filed under: laser — by adafruit, posted June 17, 2009 at 12:52 pm [...]

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