Plywood Cat
Laptop Stand


I made a simple personal laptop stand for CS 194:
Design/Build in Fall 2014 (when I was a baby Sophomore).

Sketches



The concept came around when mass (trash) ideating. I then drew some more cats for inspiration, and took some measurements.

Prototypes



Lo-fi paper → Cardboard laser cut
The angle was slightly too high on the cardboard prototype and the facial features felt a bit kitschy. I also needed to work out the logistics of stability.

Vector Illustrations



The second illustration addresses the above concerns. The final vector was re-beizer'd complete with rounder corners for the CNC Router. I also made the legs fatter for support.

Final product





Two sheets of 3/4ths inch plywood glued together per cat. Connected with wood glue and dowels. The beginnings of a personal fabrication journey...