“It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.” ― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
I wanted to have a standing desk, but still be flexible. Also, I didn’t want to replace my actual desk with my gaming pc setup on it. So I built a simple add-on for an existing desk.
I just measured the height the keyboard and the monitor or laptop should be at and bought corresponding furniture legs and mounting brackets. I used untreated spruce glued laminated timber in 80 cm x 50 cm and 80 x 30 cm. Both are 18 mm in thickness.
Unfortunately, I mixed up the finish and bought both polished and matte metal pieces, but this doesn’t bother me too much.
It occurred to me only afterwards to share this, so I only have got a few pictures and no footage of the process. But it’s pretty straightforward since there are only a few screws (M4 x 16) and two drilled holes involved.
I converted a blindingly bright white LED speech bubble with eye-pleasing slow colour changing LEDs.
This time I tried to document the project in video format. You can watch it on YouTube. This is the first published video and overall I’m quite happy with the result. I used an iPad mini as a camera and a Tascam DR-05X with a lavalier microphone for audio. I adjusted the audio slightly in Audacity (high pass filter and noise removal) and edited everything with iMovie.