If you use your laptop as your main computer at home, you’ve probably found that using it on a desk isn’t the most ergonomic thing in the world. After all, your monitor should be sitting at eye level so that you don’t have to bend your neck to look at it. The easiest solution is to purchase a laptop stand, which props your computer up at the correct height and angle. So what if you don’t have the funds to buy such a thing? You build one yourself.
The DIY Cheapskate Laptop Stand is a very simple stand that anyone can construct using cardboard, scissors and a ruler. There are even a set of PDF templates that you can print out, which will make getting the correct dimensions a snap. If you have the right kind of boxes lying around (you’ll need 1/8-inch cardboard), then it won’t cost a dime to make. You really don’t get much cheaper than that.