I desperately need a charging station for all my tech junk, but they are usually fairly ugly. This DIY version looks pretty cool, especially the spot to plug in a laptop.
So, I had a need. It is a common one. I had many (so many!) digital gadgets that needed to regularly suckle at the electric teat. This resulted in an octopus mess of chargers, digital devices crammed everywhere there was an outlet, and a constant search to find plug A suitable for fitting into slot B.
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