Introduction: 3D Printed USB Hanger Hook

About: Maker + Engineer = Makerneer!

Spring cleaning time!

I don't know about you, but some days my desk is just an absolute disaster... Here's a simple pocket sized solution I came up with to tidy up my desk and keep some commonly used items at arms reach.

Quick overview of the design features -

  • The body of the part has a slot so it will flex to accommodate a wider range of USB overmold styles.
  • The hook part is angled slightly inward to account a few degrees of droop/sag. This was done to account for USB plugs that may be a little loose.
  • The hook section is also split in the middle so it can be used to keep a cable tidy, store an SD card, or hang something like a key ring.

Lets keep this instructable quick and simple - onto the next step!

Step 1: Tools, Materials and Digital Data

Tools needed:

1. 3D printer or access to a 3D printer

If you don't have a 3D printer you can get a copy of this hook from my website here: USB HANGER HOOK

Also, if you're curious, this is the Amazon link to the 3D printer I used to create this hook: FlashForge 3D Printer (affiliate link)

Materials needed:

1. 3D printer filament

Specifically, this is the exact filament I used: SAINSMART TPU (affiliate link)

I recommend using TPU or similar flexible filament. PLA and other materials will work but can be more difficult to slide over the USB plug. I used 100% infill, you could get away with less.

Data needed:

1. Grab the .STL file attached to this step

This is a quick print that doesn't require any supports or raft.


*If you'd like to get more info on how to get started 3D printing or what settings are best for different materials, Instructables has a great 3D printing class, checkout this link for more info:

Step 2: Assembly

You've probably already skipped ahead. I don't blame you, I likely would have done the same thing...

You probably already did this too, but just in case - slide the hook onto your USB plug and plug it into your USB port. Start hanging stuff.

Yep, that's it. All done!

Step 3: Redundant Step?!

Perhaps, but here we are. Time to hang out!

This USB hook easily fits my bluetooth headphones, a small tape measure (affiliate links) and is also a perfect home for the other end of the USB charging cable I have plugged into my monitor.

So yeah, that's all I've got for this one, time to wrap it up.

I hope you liked my little pocket sized USB Hook and if this helped your springtime desk cleaning, please consider voting for me in the Pocket Sized contest.


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