Thursday, February 22, 2024

Customized Aluminum Monitor Stand For The Dwelling Workplace

Monitor stands fluctuate wildly in worth, from just a few cents for a pile of books from a thrift retailer to a whole bunch of {dollars}. One stylish type, as [Steven Bennett] places it, is the “Normal Grievous,” with adjustable arms splayed round a central pole. Whereas efficient, it isn’t notably aesthetically pleasing. [Steven] got down to make his monitor stand out of extruded aluminum.

[Steven] began with a cantilever design with a VESA adapter and a c-clamp. With some 3D-printed adapter brackets, he may connect them on to the tracks within the aluminum. After all, the 3D printed components, whereas nice for prototyping, may not be your best option for the masses he was planning on. He despatched it off to a fab to get some powder-coated metal components. After utilizing it for just a few months, he revisited the drafting board. Shifting away from the cantilever with an offset middle publish, he switched to a single 1×4 piece of aluminum. This allowed him to create 3D-printed attachments to carry his headphones, flash drives, and cables. A construct information is on the market on-line, in addition to printable add-ons.

Whereas it doesn’t have a built-in laptop like this wonderful picket stand, we are able to’t deny the utility or the aesthetic of the aluminum model.

Video after the break.

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