Once upon a time...

...there was a young programmer who worked hard to make beautiful things. He worked long hours, in many places: his home, his office, and often, a hot-desk or workspace. 

One day he woke up with a terrible pain in his neck. It shot all the way down his back and into his legs. He was not a happy programmer. He quickly learned that raising his laptop off the desk on a stack of books, straightened his neck, improved his posture, and helped him create beautiful things without pain once again.

But the story isn't over. The young programmer moved away and started working from a hot-desk. A stack of books wasn't going to cut it! He needed: A laptop stand. 

So the hunt began. And as it turns out, laptop stands are stupidly expensive. Surely there was another way? A morning was spent hacking away and the prototype APB Stand was born.

 The first prototype was made from repurposed plastic rulers. It was shaped with a hacksaw and the holes were 'cut' with a soldering iron. But it worked incredibly well.

The first prototype was made from repurposed plastic rulers. It was shaped with a hacksaw and the holes were 'cut' with a soldering iron. But it worked incredibly well.

It worked! Really well too.

The young programmer decided he wanted it to look good too. After hours of designing and redesigning, the second prototype was born. This time, out of white acrylic rather than cheap plastic rulers.

 Prototype 2. Made from white acrylic and shaped with real tools this time. No soldering iron necessary. 

Prototype 2. Made from white acrylic and shaped with real tools this time. No soldering iron necessary. 

Finally, the design was a success and it didn't look half bad either! But it was still rough around the edges (literally, sanding acrylic is not fun) and improvements could be made! Back to the drawing board and off to the laser cutters he went. Soon he received a wonderful package, and the Mark 1 Posture Laptop Stand was brought to life...

 "The Evolution of Stand"

"The Evolution of Stand"

 

If you have any ideas or suggestions, I would love to hear from you. 

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