Newton-eer's, Well I got tired of "hand holding" Newt at my desk and the screen glare made it hard to use it laying flat on my desk, so I reverted to my drafting days (in High School) and decided to "whip out" a NewtStandª. I made a simple mockup using cardboard and it seems to work okay. So here is a PS file that will print out four pages that make up the "life" size layout for you to do the same for your personal use. ;^)) Once the layout is printed out, you'll need - A piece of cardboard 14" by 12" (I used some the thickness of the Mac Shipping Boxes, its 3-ply, 2 thin paper layers with a baffle in between). - A sharp razor knife and scissors (kid's get your parent's help with this part of the job :-) ). - A stapler or paste, and tape. Okay, let's get started..... 1) Piece together the layout with tape, some trimming with scissors maybe required. 2) Tape the layout on the cardboard, this will end up as the bottom/back of the NewtStandª. 3) Trim off the excess cardboard that is to the outside of the pattern, follow the dashed lines on the pattern. 4) Cut through the dashed line between E and D. 5) Cut through the dashed line between D and F. 6) Cut the top layer of paper (remember 3-ply) only between the following sections, don't cut clear through the cardboard. The cuts are to ease folding. Score the cardboard using the knife, along the dotted lines: between A and B, between A and C, between A and D, between A and G, between B and E, between C and F, between G and H, between H and I. 7) Now for the folding, with A facing up toward you: fold up D to 90 degrees along the A-D edge, fold up F to 90 degrees along the C-F edge, fold up E to 90 degrees along the B-E edge, fold up B to 90 degrees along the A-B edge, and fold up C to 90 degrees along the A-C edge. 8) Now staple, paste, or tape tab E and tab F to tab D. This now forms the base using E/D/F as the back leg, B and C as the sides and A as the top. 9) Now for the "foot rest", fold down G to 90 degrees along the A-G edge, fold up H to 180 degrees along the G-H edge, and fold down I to 90 degrees along the H-I edge. 10) Now staple, paste, or tape the face of G to H, thus forming the "foot rest" at the bottom of the stand. ******************* Optional ****************** 11) Push/cut a small slit/hole in the upper corner of A near the A-B edge to hold the Newton Pen. 12) Break out the finger paints or wrapping paper and decorate to your personal preference. I will be building a finalized "wooden" version of the NewtStandª soon. When complete, I'll upload a scanned image of it and will consider taking orders for stocking stuffers at that time :-)..... Kevin Hennessy