Maker Faire 2012: The Ninja Standing Desk

We love standing desk designs around here in no small part because they are good for your health. While we've seen many designs from fully motorized adjustment to a stack of books, I have to say that this new design called the Ninja Standing Desk is a personal favorite.

It uses a minimum of materials -- just a couple canvas-covered boards reinforced with thin metal poles and heavy-duty Velcro strips on which the shelves can be placed. The strips then hang from brackets clipped to a door or from hooks in a wall. What's more, the desk folds up to a rectangle little larger than an iPad so you can travel with it.

The Ninja Desk will retail for about $150, and creator Dan McDonley will launch a Kickstarter funding campaign within a couple weeks. You can bet I'll be keeping an ear out for it! Here is a demo of how the desk works:

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