Have you ever wanted a laptop stand that could double as a cooling solution? This DIY version from IKEA Hackers can be knocked together for under $20 — and it looks pretty snazzy to boot. Read on for full instructions.
To construct your own cooling laptop stand, you'll need an IKEA Brada laptop stand ($4.99), an IKEA Lansa stainless steel handle ($6.99), three old desktop fans connected to a single USB cable and a four-port USB hub. Here's how to construct your own:
- Drill two holes in the Brada for the screws to go through and attach the LANSA handle.
- Using a hole saw, drill three circles where you wish to position the fans. Screw on the fans with the right sized screws.
- Attach the USB hub to power the fans on the underside of the Brada with glue.
- Saw two additional circles and glue a pair of CDs in place for decorative purposes. (Optional.)
The end result should look something like this:
Not too shabby, eh? For more DIY tech solutions, check out our top 15 geekiest IKEA hacks.
[Via IKEA Hackers]