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Not sure if this is a good idea or not. This guy added Velcro to the bottom of his notebook PC and the edge of the power supply unit to create a simple stand. There are obvious issues with the high heat of many power bricks and the shortening of the power cord by half. But I guess under some circumstances this would be a quick and dirty way of creating a stand.

Notebook/laptop stand from psu/power brick

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. kamron_1 says:

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who does this. This is actually really useful and a great way for someone who doesn’t want to spend money on a stand to utilize what they already have.

  2. whosdadog says:

    Its better to do this, regardless of heat, than putting a notebook on carpet. The feet sink in, and it blocks the ventilation holes completely. This prevents it.

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