3D Print a Samsung Galaxy 8.9/10.1 Active Dock

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Introduction: 3D Print a Samsung Galaxy 8.9/10.1 Active Dock

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Do you have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9" or 10.1" tablet?? If so here is a full featured docking solution!

At work we bought a fleet of 8.9 LTE Tab's and I immediately began creation of a dock that would work with a naked unit or with a TPU case on it.

Each dock has an adapter locking center channel and cable tunnel for the 30 pin power/data cable. I included 2 40mm unique dowels so you can easily slide the unit apart for addition and removal of the cable. The unit holds your Tab at a 20 degree angle perfect for desk usage or next to the bed. I widened the stance with the rear wedges so you can rest assured there will be no tipping even if your a hardcore screen basher. There are also dual front and rear speaker ports so you can mega jam even when docked with the 8.9!

I have uploaded 2 different solutions that work on each tablet variant (not physically tested on the 10.1 but the qualifying dimensions are the same):

1.) A standard sized dock that minimizes plastic used and print duration. This dock allows you to grip the side of the Tab in the dock and easily use a thumb keyboard without pulling it from the dock!

2.) A jumbo dock that goes almost to the edge of the 8.9 and looks like a dock that you might buy at a retailer (or at least I like to think so...).

All docks pictured with logos were on my beta units only and all uploaded docks are free of any branding.

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This is for the Make It Real Challenge!

Grab the standard dock here: http://www.123dapp.com/skp-3D-Model/Samsung-Galaxy-89101-active-dock/597492 

Grab the Big dock here: http://www.123dapp.com/skp-3D-Model/Samsung-Galaxy-89101-active-dock-Big/597493 

This is one of my workflow processes you could follow to try out 3D printing for "nearly free": https://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-workflow-for-3D-design-in-Sketchup-and-3D-pr/

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    I use this for my work Samsung tablet and it is awesome. I just need one for my iPad now.

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    Sweet! how was the fit?? You do the long or short dock??

    Nice!

    I"m waiting for my Printrbot, maybe I'll mod this for my Gigabyte Tablet...

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    Nice! I missed the kickstarter buy in option but I'm interested in its foot print and lower cost approach! I would love to know what you think after you get a chance to run it in. Good luck Michael!

    awesome.. i want to do one for my ipad.. but im thinking printing is gonna be expensive.. just did a tiny iphone case.. it as like 20 bucks :(

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    Hmm, have you chickedy-checked out some of the small foot print entry level 3D printers? This is a new one that just funded from kickstarter: http://printrbot.com/ . There are lots of open source 3D printers you can build too if you like a challenge: http://reprap.org/wiki/Prusa_Mendel then you can really play with plastic!

    ill check it out thanks!!

    They are extreme fun! I run a Thing-O-Matic from MakerBot and love it!