strawdog \ PowerBar
A guy like me uses a lot of power outlets. Stores keep selling these "power strips" with six outlets, eight outlets. Amateurs... Behold a serious power bar. Featuring:
  • 24 outlets, arranged in 4 switched and 2 unswitched banks
  • Ammeter / Voltmeter included, so i can see how much power im wasting.
  • No, despite many snide comments, its NOT a fire hazard - all outlets are in standard electrical boxes and its fused at 10A.
  • Plus, it functions as a small shelf, so all the various gadgets that are always needing to be charged get tucked up on top, out of the way.
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Powerbar
Heres what my desk looked like before, and after, installing this monstrosity.
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Before
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After

The front panels were the first things I ever designed and cut out with the Foulab CNC machine. (Thanks to Maxster for showing me how!)
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QCAD drawing of part of front panel

Heres a video of the CNC cutting out a panel. Sorry for the blurriness, but it was taken with the safety shield in place.