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HEQ 5 Netbook Shelf


red dwalf
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been alittle board today and having been out the other night with alot of my equipment in boxes on the patio floor i thought i would try and make a shelf for my netbook which i use to control the mount using EQmod.

unable to post the images here for some reason even though they are less the 1MB,

anyway i`ve but them in my gallery, link here.

http://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.co.uk/gallery/member/20-red-dwalf/

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seems to work fairly well so far, alittle flex in the bracket but it was just something i had lying around in the garage but it more than supports it without sagging

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That is a nifty bit of diy, better than placeing you laptop on the floor.

thats the idea, and it`s out the way, also will be using it with the wireless game controller.

great things these netbooks, small and powerfull enough to run the gear for a long while, there`s one or two on the market at the moment with duel core processor and an 11 hour battery life which is amazing, saving some pennies for that

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i could try, i must admit i`m terriable at technical gadgets but i do love them, i can certainly show you how i did it using Stellarium and EQ mod

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I love diy solutions, I came up with something that clamps onto a tripod leg using a theatrical lantern hook clamp, but it stuck out to far and I was always in danger of knocking the lappy off, yours is gloriously elegant.

An EQ mod talk would be a great idea.

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version 2 of the shelf now available for viewing in my gallery here,

http://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.co.uk/gallery/album/12-robs-photos/page__sortby__idate

made a better sturdier bracket which was a pain to drill with my now blunt drill bits and a nicer bit of wood, now just needs a nice coat of white paint to match the mount and it`s completed

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Looks the business Rob.

Not dissing your good work Rob but how about a 15/20mm raised edge around the tray.......just in case someone kicks one of the tripod legs in the dark or if your under the affluence of incohol at a star party ?.

Paul

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funny you said that Paul, that was the first thing the wife said when i showed her what i`d been doing for most of the day,

she was even less happy when she noticed i hadn`t done the washing up!

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i bought her a dishwasher for the kitchen a few years ago, lovely intigrated unit, but she still wants me to do it by hand, i think she just doesn`t like to see me enjoying myself too much.

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Have a word with Mrs RD, and see if she can get hold of one of those plate grips, a sticky plastic sheet that stops a plate sliding around on a table or tray. Then your netbook won't slide off.

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