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Offline lowpoly

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« on: Wed, 06 July 2011, 12:59:54 »
For working in TV or lounge chairs (example), with your feet off the ground. You roll it in from the side. The monitor and keyboard are going to be lower finally.











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The vertical aluminum tube is a little bit soft. I may replace this with a more stable steel tube depending on user test. Keyboard ist a Keysonic wireless so you can take it off the tray and put it on your legs.

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« Reply #1 on: Wed, 06 July 2011, 13:21:49 »
Looks pretty nice, do you have a nice chair to use it with?

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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 06 July 2011, 15:01:05 »
It's not for me. The person who'll use it does have a nice chair though.

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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 06 July 2011, 15:44:54 »
Damn!

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« Reply #4 on: Wed, 06 July 2011, 16:35:09 »
How much does it costs to build this ? How much will you charge him? This is awesome...
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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 06 July 2011, 17:15:36 »
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How much does it costs to build this ? How much will you charge him? This is awesome...

 
Parts aren't that expensive. It took some time to select and build though. I couldn't put a price tag on it.

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« Reply #6 on: Wed, 06 July 2011, 19:46:58 »
That's a neat idea for a computer desk. Helps minimize any potential exercise one would get by walking to another room to use a computer.
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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 06 July 2011, 19:55:47 »
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That's a neat idea for a computer desk. Helps minimize any potential exercise one would get by walking to another room to use a computer.

 
If you're just going to sit at a computer all day, why not sit in a really comfortable and ergonomic way?  With the proper adjustment to the monitor and a good setup for the keyboard/mouse position it's bound to be healthier than sitting at a desk.  Of course there's always the opposite end of things.  It looks like it could just as easily be set by a treadmill.
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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 06 July 2011, 20:11:00 »
You could put an elliptical under that thing

get a workout and compute.. rad! :p

looks cool though, very polished and well done

great job!

Offline NewbieOneKenobi

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« Reply #9 on: Fri, 26 August 2011, 09:31:29 »
Wow, lol! You only need to find a way to stick a coffee machine on it now.

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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 26 August 2011, 10:35:40 »
There's a small company that sell similar setups, either as packages, or individual parts, I used them once, good quality stuff, they have screen mounts, laptop mounts, keyboard mounts, etc

http://easychairworkstation.com/
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« Reply #11 on: Sun, 28 August 2011, 14:24:53 »
Hey, that's pretty awesome. Do the casters have locks? I want something sort of like that, but on my floor it'd roll away as I typed on it...

How stable is it? My computer case is short, squat, and heavy (Lanbox Lite) so I'm worried about it tipping over.
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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 29 August 2011, 02:46:24 »
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Hey, that's pretty awesome. Do the casters have locks? I want something sort of like that, but on my floor it'd roll away as I typed on it...

How stable is it? My computer case is short, squat, and heavy (Lanbox Lite) so I'm worried about it tipping over.

The wheels are standard office chair wheels. These have always (light) breaks applied for safety. Unless you constantly slam on your keyboard or live on a steep slope it won't roll away.

If the computer case is heavy, this is good. The case is inside the wheel perimeter and is needed as a counterweight to the screen. I added a thread to the underside of the vertical tube so you could hang a workout weight there. Not necessary so far.

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Offline Lanx

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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 31 August 2011, 12:02:19 »
i have just about the same


except mine is all attached to the wall, it's great! i think you're more mobile solution is nice too but i think i would abuse the movable ness, lol. (crappy droid pic)

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« Reply #14 on: Fri, 30 March 2012, 23:20:11 »
The pictures are broken! :(
Can't see what all the fuss is about.