Introduction: 3D Portable and Packable Phone Stand

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Learn to make a 3D Portable and Packable Phone Stand. This is a great cell phone accessory to pack in your briefcases, backpack, or suitcase. No matter where you are or where you TRAVEL too, always have something to prop up your cell phone for easy reading and navigating.

The great thing about this creation is that if you want to watch or see something vertically you can with our phone holder. It doesn’t matter if you have a Samsung phone, iPhone or any other phone, it can still work with our stand. This is for the people who watch videos vertically and if you want to charge your phone vertically then you can with our phone stand. If you want to check any of the pictures that’s vertical on social media (Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook etc) you can with our phone holder.

Our target audience is everyone who has a cell phone!

YADI

Another great Instructable by the DIS DIY Makers at MyWlakeTech

Step 1: Supplies and Tools

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Here is what you will need for this custom one-of-a-kind cell phone stand for your travels

  • Mini Snips
  • Sandpaper
  • Xacto Knife
  • SolidWorks software to read our .stl files
  • 3D Printer (we used the 3D printer at our local community library) Ultimaker 2+

Step 2: 3D Files

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The first step to creating a phone stand is by making a .stl file, which is used to 3D print a object. You can create a .stl file or you can find a .stl file on the Internet or on Thingiverse.com. Once you have the .stl file take it and put it on a USB stick and take it to a 3D printer at your local library, vocational school, community colleges, colleges, or universities. Ask a staff member if they have a 3D printer and if they do 3D print your item. Some places require a class to be taken, so make sure to do that.

We have included our files for your use.

Step 3: After Printing

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Once printing is done, take piece and carefully take off any excess plastic and sand off any rough edges.

Step 4: Assemble 3D Parts

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See images how stand is assembled.

Step 5: Place Your Phone

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There you have it, you have 3D printed yourself a phone stand! Pay special attention to the material and make sure that you are gentle with the pieces when putting them together. Did you face any challenges that you weren’t sure about solving? If so put them down in the comment section and say how you solved them. Thanks for reading and enjoy your phone stand!

We hope you find this useful, especially when you travel.

Made By DIS Diy Makers

Al354513 and Or361381

Comments

SallyJ7 (author)2017-06-22

Does anyone know how I can "translate" the .STL file to a regular graphic file? I think it would be fun try to make this out of heavy cardboard or wood, but would want to print and cut out a paper template to size.

Yonatan24 (author)2017-06-03

Geat idea! This could be made from a thin plastic cutting board if you don't have a 3D printer!

Yonatan24 (author)Yonatan242017-06-03

*Great

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