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
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.
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.
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.