Since I am still in the middle of the move to Sweden I haven’t had time to put together any blog posts on code or scripts. However, as with any move on a limited budget, I have some DIY projects to share.
I was asked by Kim what the pop-up power strip is and where I got it. It was already built in to the kitchen and bar disk by those that own the apartment (I am renting), but you can find it at Elgiganten and is called a pop up power strip. I can’t see it in the webshop, but Proove makes them and should be available from several stores. I think it costs 150SEK or so. Mockett.com also has these, and many more in different sizes etc.
I wanted to set up my ultimate programming space in my new apartment, with one of the things I wanted being a triple monitor setup. To be able to use my laptop monitor I needed a laptop stand, but I couldn’t find anything that looked good and didn’t cost a fortune. And I didn’t want to make one myself that looked like crap. I went down to the hardware store and after walking around came up with a cheap solution that I reckon looks pretty cool. The airy setup of the stand also allows my laptop to fully utilize the speakers underneath, and the laptop won’t run hot as fast. I ran out of led lights, but the stand will also get led lights as the monitors. Here is what you need:
4 shelf brackets in white
3 Slotted screws M4 – short
3 Nuts (steel) M4 (make sure you don’t get lock nuts)
Pack of table leg protectors (sticky on one side)
Screw the shelf brackets together as I did in the photo, making sure to use add the nuts and screw everything together tightly. They were out of really short slotted screws so mine are a bit too long for my liking, but not visible when the laptop is placed on the stand.
Add the protectors over the top of the screws and areas that the laptop might rest on to prevent the laptop to be scratched. And voila. That’s it. You have a laptop stand.