Okay I am reaching out to my friends, Bill and John, or possibly others.

I want a Docking station for my HP laptop... Now I start to look at Best Buy and Frys etc and see they are like $155. I am not going to spend that kind of dough to make my laptop plug into my monitor and keyboard. I know I can just plug that stuff in and leave my laptop open but I want to close it to put it out of the way. Limited space issues.

So is there some way I can build or simulate a docking station so that I can close the laptop?