Craft & Design
Ikea hacking

“Ikea hacking” seems to be an emergent meme these days. Etsy’s The Storque did a piece on it recently, linking to last week’s New York Times article. And it came up at last night’s Dorkbot DC AfterDork, in this case, the idea of using Ikea fixtures and enclosures as handy and handsome electronics project boxes. Above is a laptop stand, made from two Ikea “slinga” brackets. It’s one of the “hacks” that can be found on the Ikea Hacker blog.

Ikea Hacker – Link


  • DIY angle bracket laptop stand – Link
  • Simple Laptop Stand – Link
  • Letter holder laptop stand – Link
  • HOW TO – Make an Ikea hamper light tent – Link
  • DIY IKEA Coffin – Link

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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