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DIY Tab Stand Using PVC

I think this will be the simplest tablet stand for my Samsung Galaxy Tab A with a 10-inch display. The main idea (at the end) is to make a super-duper tiny and minimalist home office consists of a desk and chair, a tab, a tablet stand, a Bluetooth keyboard, and a Bluetooth (and silent) mouse. You may already read how I made my desk using a pair of PVC table legs, and a folded top table.

Each week, I will try to post about each item needed for our Zen-wannabe home-office. This article will focus on how we make a tablet stand using a half-inch of PVC pipes, and some fittings. We use PVC pipes for almost all of our project since they are pretty cheap and flexible enough. Combined with some fittings, we can easily make any kind of shapes.

What we need:

- 2 x T-shape fittings
- 1 x straight fittings
- 2 x L-shape fittings
- 30 cm half-inch PVC pipes
- An iron saw to cut the pipe
- Some iron glue, or any similar one.



First. Cut the pipes to your preference. For example, you may cut longer if…
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DIY Table Legs with PVC for Under $5

I now have two pieces of IKEA Lerberg table legs. It's a great product and has a minimalist design. But the price was about $20 each. My pocket is not deep enough, so I decided to make a similar structure but with cheaper materials. Half inch PVC pipes come in rescue. The total cost for the entire project is about IDR 65,000 or still under 5 dollars.


For this DIY project, we need to make two table legs. Each leg needs:

1 x 21.5 cm: middle leg (bottom)
1 x 18.3 cm: middle segment
2 x 17.8 cm: lower legs (right and left)
4 x 10.9 cm: this depends on your top table's width
2 x 47 cm: upper legs (right and left)
1 x 43.9 cm: middle leg (upper)
5 x T-shape fittings
2 x L-shape fittings


Each leg needs about 2.6 metres so in total we need ~5.2 metres. That means 2 x 4 metres half inch pipes. Each 4 m pipe costs about IDR 18,000. Each fitting costs about IDR 2,000. We also need an iron saw. I get one for about IDR 5,000, but I am a little bit disappointed about the quality. The IDR 20…

Store Files in Google Cloud Storage for 'Free'

My wife and I have a lot of photos and files. From digital books, newborns photos, to family videos and moments, everything is stored both at Google Drive and at my MBP SSD. I don't install the Google Drive app since we don't change the files a lot. My SSD is only 250 GB in size. Minus the OSX system, iMovie libraries, Xcode, and Age of Empires 2 HD, there is not much left for our photos and videos. I get 17 GB from Google Drive. That does not help much since we have way more than that to store.


The price of external storage is decreasing. But I believe that someday people will tend to save their files online using third-party services like Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive or similar services. That is because of a faster internet connection, and also the cost per GB is much cheaper. Rather than buying the expensive 1 TB of storage, I love to wait until the price is drop. Also, you probably do not use 100% of the external storage capacity.

There are 2 main reasons why I …

Improving Our Ignoring Skills

We live in a world full of information. Unfortunately, most of them are junk. As what Daniel Pink said on his book, "A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers will Rule the World", abundance is one the three forces which changes our era to what he called "Conceptual Age". All people around the globe get wealthier, have more materials, buy more stuff, but not fulfilment. Looks rich from the outside, but not happier.
We need to differ the one which useful and the ones which don’t deserve our attention. Most of us nowadays are already aware of advertisement that pops up or shown at the sidebar. We already know that ads should be blocked using Chrome extensions such as AdBlock or any other similar stuff. Our unconscious mind tells us about how to not stare at the sales person’s eyes, how not to give a $hit. The small man that lays inside our head makes us reject the phone call from a number prefixed by 021-555 or any other similar phone number because we have a strong feel…

Learn Nested Set on Yii2 Framework

The nested set behaviour is an approach to store hierarchical data in relational databases. For example, if we have many categories for our product or items. One category can be a "parent" for other categories, means that one category consists of more than one category. The model can be drawn using a "tree" model. There are other approaches available but what we will learn in this article is specifically the NestedSetsBehavior made by  Alexander Kochetov, which utilizing the Modified Preorder Tree Traversal algorithm.

Install Yii2 framework advanced template
My assumption is that we have our standard installation of Yii2 framework advanced template. You can read more about advanced template from the repository page on Github: https://github.com/yiisoft/yii2-app-advanced. Make sure that our installation is working by calling the default URL localhost:8080 after running the following command

$ ./yii serve --docroot="backend/web"

We also need to make sure tha…

About Prabowo Murti

Assalaamu'alaykum.

Hello. My name is Prabowo Murti. This website is made to write all things about programming, business, religion (especially Islam), my family, minimalism, etc, basically anything that related to my journey in life. I will do my best to write all articles in English, not because I am good at it, but just for practice.



About Me I obtained my bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Gadjah Mada University. I love to read and write. I was born in a small town named Kubu Raya, in West Kalimantan. Now I live in Tangerang, Banten. Let's say I am proud to be a muslim and an Indonesian.

I believe that we can make this world a better place to live by our writings.

If you have any question, feel free to ask by writing an email to prabowo.murti at Gmail or submit your comment (at the end of each article). I also have some digital footprints elsewhere.

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