Make A Custom Laptop 'Docking Station' Out Of Mouldable Plastic

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.

Make your own MacBook docking station slash adaptor holder slash cable sorter thingy [Chris Renner]


    All kinds of cool. Have to do this for a few of my firends who are always complaining about the plug in process.

    that is really damned ugly!

    Cool idea! You can get this kind of mouldable plastic in Australia too, just search for "Plastimake". There are 100+ example projects on the Plastimake website so far - we're posting a new one every weekday.

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