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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #30 on: 11:42 PM - 04/16/14 »
Come over gduck, a lot of nice tutorials over there.
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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #31 on: 06:31 AM - 04/17/14 »
I play at a desk but i really want to make one of these and tweak it further!
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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #32 on: 07:04 AM - 04/17/14 »
That's gducks call, he might want to keep it in projects.
I don't know where this belongs.  If it fits better in tutorials send it that way.

This is how to cut it out -it gets loud and my stupid phone wont fast forward.  I may edit more in the future.

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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #33 on: 09:21 AM - 04/17/14 »
Thanks, I can't wait to check out the videos.

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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #34 on: 04:04 PM - 04/18/14 »
Nice. Reminds me of shop class. Good call on the camera angle and mount.
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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #35 on: 09:52 AM - 04/23/14 »
I am actually working on one of these as we speak and using MDF board.  The main issue I run into is cable management.  I use a g400 with the nostromo along with turtle beach xp7s with the ACU unit so its just a lot of cables running all over the place.   Any ideas on how to manage these things or just let them flow freely ..?  I'll Post some pictures and stuff along the way.
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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #36 on: 11:27 AM - 04/23/14 »
I am actually working on one of these as we speak and using MDF board.  The main issue I run into is cable management.  I use a g400 with the nostromo along with turtle beach xp7s with the ACU unit so its just a lot of cables running all over the place.   Any ideas on how to manage these things or just let them flow freely ..?  I'll Post some pictures and stuff along the way.

I'd love to see those pictures.

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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #37 on: 09:03 PM - 04/23/14 »
I am actually working on one of these as we speak and using MDF board.  The main issue I run into is cable management.  I use a g400 with the nostromo along with turtle beach xp7s with the ACU unit so its just a lot of cables running all over the place.   Any ideas on how to manage these things or just let them flow freely ..?  I'll Post some pictures and stuff along the way.

I'd love to see those pictures.

I used cable velcro keepers that I had laying around.  Take a piece long enough to get around the wires you have and then screw it to the bottom of the board.  I looped mine around and kept it in a roll to keep from kinks etc.  I made sure I put the keyboard and mouse in their farthest possible position and then looped it under the board. You may have to train the cables a little to get them to not grab on the edge of the board when you move, but it doesnt take long.

The only cable I have going out is a shorty usb to the xbox.   I leave a long extension cable in the xbox since its tucked behind my tv.  My astros are wireless so I only have the headset cable that I leave on the headset.  I bet you could manage to get your headset in the loop with the other wires.

Last - I set my configs and dropped the bluetooth and hub so that helps too.  XIM 4 is supposed to not need that stuff anyway.

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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #38 on: 06:33 AM - 04/24/14 »
Would like to see this in action on the sofa please?
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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #39 on: 06:35 AM - 04/24/14 »
Would like to see this in action on the sofa please?

I bet you would you dirty devil!

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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #40 on: 06:38 AM - 04/24/14 »
Whaaaaat? LOL
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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #41 on: 09:38 AM - 04/24/14 »
I am actually working on one of these as we speak and using MDF board.  The main issue I run into is cable management.  I use a g400 with the nostromo along with turtle beach xp7s with the ACU unit so its just a lot of cables running all over the place.   Any ideas on how to manage these things or just let them flow freely ..?  I'll Post some pictures and stuff along the way.

I'd love to see those pictures.

Pictures to come have the cut out when I'm done sanding i'll take some more pictures and figure out how to post assuming I need them hosted elsewhere and link to them.
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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #42 on: 11:23 AM - 04/24/14 »


started with a 3/8s MDF board it was a strange size to find it was in with the 1/4 inch but it was just slightly thicker might have been the end cut but seemed to have a nice balance of stiffness vs weight



Jigsaw'd the corners using a Pot top as a template :-) The middle curve was off of an older style board I used to use.



All Sanded down trying to figure out an easy way to seal the ends for paint.  My girlfriend wants to paint it and I'll trust in her to do something awesome.
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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #43 on: 03:30 PM - 05/03/14 »
I'm a prospective first time XIM user, and I found this doing a search for mousepad surfaces people used on their couch.  I just wanted to say that I envy your craftsmanship, and wish I could snag one for myself!

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Re: Homemade Gaming Lap Desk
« Reply #44 on: 03:55 PM - 05/03/14 »
I'm a prospective first time XIM user, and I found this doing a search for mousepad surfaces people used on their couch.  I just wanted to say that I envy your craftsmanship, and wish I could snag one for myself!

either make one or get one made dude. you have all the info here. you can even try to get a member to make one for ya..
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