Making a Stylus Holder

My home office desk is a mess.  The sedimentary layers of paper/cards/things/devices all represent stuff that I am working on, or waiting for something, or as a reminder of something that I should get to pretty soon.  It also doesn’t help that I lose almost 25% of my desk space to the cat. (I have a towel down to encourage him to stay to the side instead of him flumping all over everything in front of me).  Let’s not even mention the piles surrounding my desk of other things in the queue (like piles of old photos to scan, bills to file, cassettes to record…)

As a consequence of this entropic-organization I often lose track of my mouse-pen when I put it on my desk.  I needed to make a holder.

So I found a design on Thingiverse that someone had made:

and remixed it to something that I can mount under the lip of my desk and then printed it at the local public library:

installing it:

and voila – a place to put my mouse-pen, right above the tablet:

Works great. If I were to make it again (doubtful since I only need the one) I would make the collar deeper.



ok – I did make it again.  Combination of the bad angle of the pen, the sharp corners, and the fact that I use it everyday drove me to make some quick mods.  But this version is more or less perfect.


New vs Old.  Houdini thinks they smell the same.
The new design holds the pen much better, and is more discreet. I have since moved it over to the right and it can use it now without thinking. No more lost pens !