Step 1: What You'll Need
-a computer with Solidworks or similar CAD software
-calipers or a ruler
-access to a MakerBot or a similar 3D printer (I used a MakerBot Replicator)
Step 2: Measure the IPhone Width
Step 3: Measure the IPhone Thickness
Step 4: Create the Side Profile Sketch in SolidWorks
Start up SolidWorks & open a new part file.
Select the Right Plane & create a new sketch.
Sketch the side profile of the stand using the your 0.45 inch thickness measurement & the sketch here as reference.
Step 5: Extrude the Profile Sketch
Step 6: Create the Side Angle Profile Sketch
Use the sketch here as reference for creating the profile to cut the side angles of the stand.
Select the Cut-Extrude feature when you have completed the sketch.
Step 7: Cut-Extude Side Angle
Step 8: Mirror Body
Mirror the body using the Right Plane.
Step 9: Add Fillets
Select all of the edges you want to have a radius on. Set the fillet dimension to 0.05 inches.
Step 10: Personalize With Your Name & Save File
Select Extrude-Cut & cut the letters 0.05 inches into the front.
You now can save your file as a SolidWorks Part file & an STL file to send to the MakerBot.
Step 11: Open & Position in MakerBot Software
Position the model so that it is sitting on the ground plane & in the center.
Step 12: Generate the GCode & Print
Select the print button after the GCode has finished generating.
Step 13: Print on MakerBot
The MakerBot lays down a "raft" of support material in which you will want to carefully break off & discard once it has completed printing.
Step 14: Use Your New IPhone Stand
Happy iPhone standing!