Introduction: 3D Printed Headphone Holder (with FREE Model!)
Hello! Today I will be showing you how you can make your own inexpensive headphone hook that can be customized to fit your needs! If you enjoy this Instructable, then please be kind and vote for it in any (or all) of the contests I have entered it in. It would make me very happy! If you REALLY liked it, then you can favorite it or even subscribe. I would appreciate it greatly! Let's get started on making the headphone holder!
Step 1: Making a Prototype
I never had a good place to put my headphones, and I didn't want to lose them by putting them in a case and forgetting them. I knew that a headphone hook would be perfect for this, but I wasn't going to pay $20 or more for one. I used an old hook that I found, and screwed it into the side of my desk.
The hook worked for a while, but I noticed that it was leaving marks in the cushion of the headphones, so I removed it. I realized that I could just 3D print a hook, and it could be the perfect size and shape for my headphones. I got to work and ended up with this model. Note: This hook might not be the right size for your headphones, but it worked fine for me. I have Beats Studio headphones, and they work great with this hook. When printing, just be sure to print with a thickness that will make the hook strong enough to support your headphones, and print this model at 100% size.
Step 2: Glue the Headphone Hook Into Place
I purposely didn't put holes in the model, since I knew that I would be gluing the hook on anyways. If you want. you can drill holes, or edit the model to have holes in the right place. I used Gorilla Glue, and it was strong enough to hold the hook securely, even with my headphones on it. Just be careful, and follow all of the instructions for the glue you use.
Step 3: Final Thoughts
I am really happy with the results of this model. I sketched it in Autodesk Inventor, and it was the right size on the first try. If I were to do this again, I probably would have made holes for mounting the hook, and I would have been more careful when gluing it into place (I didn't watch it to make sure it stayed in place, and it fell off of the desk while drying.) I think that it worked great for a first attempt though.
Step 4: Epilog Contest VII
If I win the laser cutter, I would be very thrilled, since it would allow me to make my projects much more professional. I would be able to build with new materials that I couldn't use before, like acrylic, or other plastics. I would also be able to add a new level of creativity to my instructables by using it in new projects. Winning the contest would mean a lot to me, and I would be super excited if I won.
Thank you for reading,