Get your laptop off the table and stop hunching over to see the screen with this DIY cardboard laptop stand. It's small, light, free & green and it will help you cut down on the trips to the chiropractor. Did I mention it's super easy to make? I originally found this idea at Thingiverse.com, where Erik Skiff whipped up a pretty cool acrylic stand. I didn't have any acrylic and more importantly I didn't have a lazer cutter make the cuts, so I did it on cardboard. I modified the design a little so the pattern would fit on a regular letter sized sheet of paper. Check out our tutorial...
Step 1: Download the pattern & print it out. Use an old sheet of paper that you were going to recycle so you don't waste a new sheet.
Step 2: Cut it out, and trace it on the box. Stencil "1" is the base and it is only half of it so you'll have to trace it onto the box, then flip it so it mirrors the outline you just made. You'll have to trace stencil "2" twice as we need two of these. (click on the images to enlarge)
Step 3: Cut out the patterns. If you have a box cutter or an exacto knife, it'll be a lot easier, but if not, it can be done with scissors.
Step 4: Put it all together. the flat side of part 1 goes against the table and you slide the slots of part 2 into part 1's slots.
The best part is, you can take it apart and it's flat and light so it can go wherever your lappy goes.