I can always find time to design things, less so to implement them. Some of this is due to tools being down, some if it scheduling on my part. So here's another design awaiting implementation: assuming I can manage to keep the runtime down below 15 minutes, I'll cut this out on the MultiCAM as soon as it's back up and I can schedule my test:
It's a platform to raise my monitors at work - being a tall fella I find that typical pack-in monitor hardware fails to put monitors at the preferred eye level.
The cutouts within the footprint of the large "boomerang" are pockets for the legs to slot into (I'm aware that the finished product will have round ends; I don't care since this is the underside anyway). I originally had shallower pockets for angle braces, but since it's 1/2" material, I didn't want to futz with a mere ~7/16" of grip; would also like to keep the runtime manageable.
Saving a bit of runtime and a goodly amount of material by cutting "arches" into the long supports to accommodate the short supports (entire footprint is 27"²). Intuitively, I also knew that the long supports would not end up bearing much weight under most scenarios, so only supporting the corners is fine.
Contemplating some stiffeners across the long front part; flat stiffeners will be easier due to the angles but not quite as effective.
"Signature" in the middle because I'm required to V-bit something.
I did some rudimentary analysis of all the likely CoG's and it's looking good:
So many CoG's because there are so many likely possibilities:
... and it just wouldn't do to have it tip over on me should I adjust the monitors to something other than how they're presently situated on the desk.