I've got an old white macbook and a newish retina macbook pro. Typically these live on my desk stacked on top of each other, with keyboard/monitor/mouse plugged in.
My cat likes to sit on top of them because they are warm. She also likes to chew on nearby cables. This is a problem.
So, here's this Thing to stand them vertically!
Kitty came by looking for her warm spot, but didn't stay long. My desk is now clearer, but also more lonely.
I modeled this in Inkscape and OpenSCAD. I roll like that.
If you want to make your own changes:
- Edit up the SVG profile image to match the thickness of your laptop(s). I just eyeballed the curves for the corners and it mostly worked out.
- Make sure you end up with a single path.
- Use the Inkscape OpenSCAD Poly extension to export your new profile as
- Open up that file and look at the name of the module. It'll be something like
- Open up
laptop-stand.scad in OpenSCAD, render and save the STL
- PRINT THAT SUCKER.
I printed my copy on a Replicator Dual with 0 extra shells, 10% fill, 0.2mm layer height. It took quite a while.
My Replicator is semi-enclosed, but I had some issues with cracking. Since I don't care too much about the aesthetics, I just hit it with a heat gun to fuse the cracks together afterwards.