Adam J Wolf

Lego Mobile
Device Lab Stand

The other day someone on Twitter made a comment about needing a device stand and that his desk was a mess. I think most of us can relate to other mobile developers with the same problem.

As an avid woodworker this was not a big problem for me. I could have gone into my shop and cranked out a stand with some scraps from other projects. The only problem is the lack of flexibility. New devises and form factors (iPad Pro, Please) would make a universal desk stand pretty hard. What I needed was a flexible platform that I could reconfigure whenever I would get a new toy device.

Legos

Yep, not only do I get to play with mobile devices all day, I also get to play with Legos. Did you know that you can special order different parts from Lego directly? Me either. It’s call “Pick a Brick” and ordering was easy, the wait was not. Speedy Amazon they are not.

Stand Lego Parts

Some Assembly Required

With the combination of the corner blocks, cable holders and a large base board, I can add and remove new and old devices any time. This one is getting a little crowded and is missing Windows Phone.

Stand Lego Parts

My woodworking skills did not go to waste on this project. The base board is pretty flimsy and it definitely needed a wooden backer board. The wooden backer board or stand was made from pine and has a picture frame kickstand. Next time, I’ll add some mass to the stand. Sometimes my touches on the devices make the stand walk backwards. Live and learn.

Adam J Wolf

Adam J Wolf

I'm a code craftsman living in the valley of the sun (Phoenix). I write code all the time, woodwork at night, and paddle my kayak on the weekends.