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Reverse engineer this desk

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Traxxtar, Jan 21, 2016.

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  1. Traxxtar

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    These desks are available only in NZ and AUS. :( Anyone know how to reverse engineer the size and dimensions possibly by looking at the photos and then generate a Fusion360 file?

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  2. Rick 2.0

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    Some dimensions are provided on their kickstarter page. Their promotional material seems to want to gloss over the required prop at the back.

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  3. Ronald van Arkel

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    I hope they put spacers between that laptop/notebook and the peace of wood, or some holes for airflow, else it will be over soon for the computer. Looks like you only need a day to draw a copy from scratch and another day to make a production plan ;).

    Edit: I would make just a new design, you can do better than that. "After a year of R&D" LOL!!!, imagine, and that with a team!

    They ship all over the world it seems :D.

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  4. Traxxtar

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    Spacers for cooling? Not needed. It's no different than setting it on a kitchen counter, desk at work; it's all the same.

    It's a bit taller than I need, and those round hole ends you can rework to be just a straight slot. But this is easily a CNC cutout and would save you a lot of money, plus the satisfaction of DIY. ;)
     
  5. Ronald van Arkel

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    Look closely, the table size is smaller than most laptops, thus when your laptop has a fan sucking from the bottom it will be blocked. It was just to warn you an piss a bit on the bad design of that thing. Sure t looks good from a distance ;).

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    As he intends to cut his own, he can size the platform according to whatever size he needs.
     
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    They still make laptops that pull from the bottom??.....oh yeah....apple.;)
     
  8. Ronald van Arkel

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    Most HP crap actually :D. But you should leave a few mm of space from the bottom of any laptop to the desk. Older laptops mostly have a fan sucking from the bottom and blowing out the side or back, I didn't check the latest models as I know that TDP went down on the CPU and "chipset", as far as you can call it a "set" these days.

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    Most laptops have little spacer legs to keep them from being completely flat on a table/shelf surface....even Apple. ;)
     
  10. Ronald van Arkel

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    Just make sure, like Rick indicated, that the table is wide enough. Like its shown on that photo Rick posted, it might be that those small knobs are on the edge or even hanging next to the board :D.

    But, you could just have 2 supporting legs instead of a small table sticking out.

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