As it happens, I wanted a cardboard laptop stand so I made the DIY one that was linked to. There was another design from Lifehacker that was very similar, and I saw several more online.
None of them were “exactly” what I wanted, so I designed my own. I wanted a larger front lip. lower profile, and wider separation between the sides. Oh, and it had to be made from a single sheet of material that would fit in the Glowforge.
This will cut from a single sheet of 12x20 cardboard in the GFUI and it supports a 15 inch laptop easily.
The slots are .125 inches. I cut it from cardboard that is .170-ish thick cardboard and it worked just fine. I used this stuff Amazon sells (non-affiliated, just easier than cutting up my own boxes): so total material cost was about 40 cents. It is about 3:30 print time on a basic using 250/90 for a nice clean cut. Your mileage may vary.
The entire design depends on the cardboard being able to bend to make the cross braces connect to the sides so don’t try this design in any material other than cardboard. It won’t work without modifications
- Don’t type on the laptop keyboard when its on this stand. It’s only cardboard.
- Don’t blame me if anything happens to your laptop related to using this stand. It’s only cardboard.
- Really, this is cardboard. Use at your own risk.
Now that we’ve determined that an external mouse and keyboard should be used with the laptop when its in this stand, here is the SVG file:
And the final result.