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PSP Hacks by C.K. Sample III

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Make an Articulating PSP Stand

Take an old desk lamp and turn it into an adjustable stand, complete with PSP charging capabilities.

When you’re watching a UMD movie on your PSP, don’t you just hate having to carefully balance your PSP in your hands without accidentally hitting either the L or R trigger? Me too. So I decided to design and build a PSP stand to hold my PSP in place while I sit comfortably at my desk. If you like the sound of this, but you want something a little more portable, check out “PSP Hands Free” [Hack #18] .

Two Altoids tins bolted together

Figure 2-17. Two Altoids tins bolted together

Things You’ll Need

Several of the items on this list can easily be replaced with something else. This is the list of things I used:

  • A PSP and an AC adapter for the PSP that you don’t mind tearing apart and putting back together.

  • An inexpensive desk lamp with an adjustable arm. You could try to build your own version of this from scratch, but I had an old desk lamp from Ikea lying around that fit the bill perfectly. The Ikea lamp I am using is the Tertial ($6.99 USD from http://www.ikea.com/).

  • A sharp-pointed knife or wire strippers.

  • A small Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Scissors.

  • Duct tape.

  • Electrical tape

If you opt for the cardboard mount design:

  • A small, rectangular piece of some stiff and strong cardboard

  • Some large rubber bands

If you opt for the metal mount design:

  • Pack of 4 3/4-inch screw bumpers

  • Two 2-inch flat metal brackets ...

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