IPhone Cover for Engineers

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Introduction: IPhone Cover for Engineers

With everything going digital these days I started to think that current and future Engineering/Mechanical students are going to rely a lot on software to solve problems, it's happening now, I do it. When something new or something that we haven't done in a while in Engineering arises we always look for the easy/lazy way out, we either search the internet for an online calculator, software or look through the app store for a solution, but there's one thing missing, you can't touch it, feel it, assemble it, that's why I came up with, I believe, the first analogue Iphone app.
You get this baby printed, you get a sense of achievement because you assembled it, you spin those little 1.25 module gears and admire it in awe.
The gears are all embossed with the number of teeth so you can work out ratios, there are even and odd number of teeth gears just to make it that bit more challenging, it's a great visual to see what direction what gear is going in a gear train. You won't even have to turn on your phone and it still works. 
Come up with your own funky colour combination.........see! the fun never stops.

The STL files are available on request for personal use only.
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iPhone 5 version can be found at http://www.shapeways.com/shops/saurus



Cheers! -Danny

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    This is such an awesome case. As an engineering student, I would love to print this out and sport it around. Do you think it is possible to for you to send me the iPhone 5 stl?

    I love this case! It looks amazing and as an engineering student im really wanting to build this. do you mind sending me the Iphone 5c .stl files thanks and what an awesome job.

    Adoring the idea!! Do you have an STL for an iPhone 6?

    Thanks for the great design.

    As an engineering student, this is true heart of engineering in this digitalized(?) world.

    I love the motivation of this idea!

    Do you mind sending the cad file for me?

    Thank you!

    Could you send me the 5c .STL? This is a great idea!

    Could you send me the .stl files? I can't seem to find them on this page and it looks correctly.

    Do you have an iphone 5C .STL version of this case? I prefer this design to the 5C one you have linked above :)
    Thanks!

    Love this case!

    Great idea and execution Danny!

    Thanks LuxCase, I'm glad you like it.

    Hi Instructables fans, I've got the iPhone 5 version up at Shapeways to see how it goes. I'll post the V5 model a little later.

    Shapeways Shop

    Cheers!