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Make a PVC laptop stand

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pvc laptop standFrancesca brought us a wonderful hack on how to build your own MacBook stand. You certainly can't beat free! While I like the idea of using just paper and binder clips, I would like to use something a little more sophisticated to keep my laptop on, if I had one that is.

Instructables has a wonderful hack on how to make a PVC laptop stand. You make the stand by cutting 16 pieces of PVC to length, assemble the shelves, route the cable, and the end result will be a laptop saved from overheating. You'll also save your neck, your eyesight, and precious desktop space.

Of course, I would want to paint the pipe so that it is prettier, but that is just me. I love the hack, and I agree with one of the readers: I would definitely put something under the pipe so that it won't scratch up your desk.


  • James Eglin

    Great idea!

    I wonder if one could be made with flexible piping so that it could more easily be taken on the road with the laptop?

    Jim Eglin, Partner
    Technology Services You Can Count On

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  • diane.rixon

    PVC! Is there anything you can't do?!

  • Joshua Feinberg

    What an awesome, money-saving idea!

    For anyone that's ever had a repetitive stress injury with their wrists, hands, neck, back, or eyes, you know just how critical it is from an ergonomics standpoint to elevate your laptop screen up to eye level, while your keyboard stays closer to your lap.

    For my laptop, I use the manufacturer's monitor stand, port replicator, and a traditional external LCD monitor. If I remember correctly, that monitor stand was around $50-$75 plus shipping.

    So I can DEFINITELY see how anyone on a tight budget, like perhaps a college student, could REALLY benefit from this PVC laptop stand idea and the step-by-step instructions.

    Cool stuff!


    Joshua Feinberg, author/editorial director
    Computer Consulting Kit Home Study Course

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