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Make A Bamboo Laptop Cooler

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My first laptop cooler was made by a name brand company, my cost came to about $47. After it broke, I looked around for a better more durable solution. Metal and wood seemed like a great idea…

Bamboo coolers already available in the market have a weird design where the laptop feet get stuck in between the holes of the air channels and the metal coolers… well, you are paying a big premium price for them ($70+ last time I checked.)

So, I tried making my own cooler trying many different materials such as AL, wood, tempered glass, Lexan, etc.

Best and easiest to work with is Bamboo…

Ironically, as I am trying to write this, someone has taken the laptop cooler with them and I am not able to post more photos of it…LOL…

So, here it goes:
To make your “Super Cool Bamboo Laptop Cooler,” You’ll need:
1 – Small Bamboo chopping board (~ 10.5 inches) – $3
2 – Old, 12V CPU fans (The ones I have are AMD branded) – Free~!
2 – 8 X 0.8 X 1 pieces of wood – Free~!
1 – Old, 12V power adapter – Free~!

TOOLS:
1 – Cordless Drill
1 – 1/4 inch drill bit
1 – 2 1/8 inch door hole tool bit
1 – Pack of clear plastic feet
1 – Gorilla Glue / Sumo Glue / whatever strong wood glue you might have.
1 – Heavy Duty Utility Knife

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