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iMacerslide by T311 Apr 26, 2013
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Introducing iMacerslide. I needed to move my iMac to the back of the desk in order to free up some desk space. So I decided to use Makerslide to create my desk stand. Very simple design. Nothing complicated here.

The file "iMac Stand Front" is a cover for the front of the 3/4 inch plywood. I used this part as a way to level the stand. Then I covered it with a piece of angled aluminum and added a brushed finish.


Cut a piece of 3/4 inch plywood to suit your desk.

Cut a piece of a Makerslide extrusion to suit your piece of plywood.

Using a laser cutter, cut the two pieces in the file iMac Bezel Outline.

Print the file "Makerslide" (end stops) x 2

Add end stops to Makerslide

Attach the Makerslide to the piece of wood.

Add a Makerslide carriage to the Makerslide.

Attach the carriage to the iMac Bezel using bolts or machine screws.

Cover your screws with a piece of felt as to not scratch your iMac.

Print the "iMac Stand Front" if needed and attach the Aluminum angle iron to the printed part using glue or epoxy.

Place your iMac on the Stand and slide it to and fro

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How stable is this? I would imagine that there is room for the monitor to move from left to right if you were to bump the desk or sit down quickly or something. Perhaps you could add some kind of locking mechanism as well? Good work by the way!

Actually, its really stable. You just have to make sure the you mount the "bezel" centered over the slide. A locking mech would be a good addition. Any suggestions?

My first thought was some kind of "bird's nose" locking mechanism, like in http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:25974http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... (also, like this http://www.micro-scooters.co.uk/showimg.php?id=2596&size=lge&img=1http://www.micro-scooters.co.u... ). If you mounted this on the base of the monitor stand then you could slide the monitor into place then turn this to apply pressure onto the rail and lock it in place.

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Great idea. I'll work on it. It does need some type of locking mech.