If you use your laptop as your main computer, you know how annoying it is to plug everything back in when you arrive home at the end of the day. Lifehacker reader Chris Renner solved that problem with a DIY docking station that lets him plug everything back in at once.
You've probably seen a lot of docking stations here and there, but they're usually expensive and not available for every laptop model. Chris's solution was to make his own by moulding Instamorph plastic over his cables while they're plugged into the computer. When the mould dries, you can pull all of them out in one swift motion. You could probably use the ever-popular Sugru mouldable silicone for this project as well.
Is it pretty? No, but it certainly gets the job done for a lot less money. You can also use a couple of binder clips to get you most of the way there. Hit the link to read more.