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Student's Kickstarter-funded project grabs Gizmag's attention and gets us off our posterior.

First year students, Mikey Chen and Sam Carmichael’s UpStanding Desk was featured on Gizmag. The clever desk sits on top of your current workspace, allowing you to stand, no matter your current office arrangement.

Gizmag highlights the projects practicality:

The UpStanding Desk, developed by the New York-based Sam Carmichael and Mikey Chen, is a lightweight structure designed to turn any normal desk into a standing desk. Made from just five pieces of Canadian birch plywood that is precision-cut and flat-packed for easy shipping, the UpStanding Desk has a multi-level work surface to suit most needs.The assembled UpStanding Desk weighs just 10 pounds (4.5kg), and it can, with practice, be assembled or disassembled in under a minute. The plywood is hand-sanded for a soft finish, and the pieces lock together without any need for fasteners.In regards to affordability, Gizmag writer Dave Parrack goes on to say:Backers of the Standard UpStanding Desk are being asked to pledge US$200, with the Double-Wide UpStanding Desk promised to those pledging US$250. The project has already surpassed its funding goal, so shipping should begin from mid-May.And those living outside the United States are:Advised to pledge at the US$25 level to receive the plans needed for the UpStanding Desk to be manufactured at a fabrication shop.

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