How to Make an IPhone 4s Case

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Introduction: How to Make an IPhone 4s Case

This is my first instructable and I will show you how to design an iPhone 4s case using SolidWorks which you can print out using a 3D printer.  This YouTube video shows how to model the case and has all the right dimensions.



I uploaded the actual SolidWorks 2011 case file and an STL file.

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Step 1:

The iPhone 4s template I used to get all the dimensions can be found in the the following link: 
http://grabcad.com/library/iphone-4-4s-white-black-versions-available.
I also attached a picture of all the measurements of the case itself. 

Step 2: Renderings

Here are some of the iPhone case Renderings.

Step 3: Print Out Case Using 3D Printer

After you finish drawing the file, save it as .stl file and send it to the printer.

Step 4: Final Product

This is the case rendering compared to the actual case.

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    54 Discussions

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    ab737
    ab737

    2 years ago

    yes CyborgNaes

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    CyborgNaes
    CyborgNaes

    5 years ago

    The material is pretty weak near the circle and won't fit on an iPhone.

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    mstyle183
    mstyle183

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i have a similar case that just got shipped out today... it took almost 3 weeks to be made at some online website..
    great design!

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    mstyle183
    mstyle183

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    it was about 19 bucks to get it printed.. not including taxes or shipping .. :*(

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    JelleAV
    JelleAV

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Could you please tell me where you let it be fabriced? I cannot find such a cheap website so far.

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    mstyle183
    mstyle183

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    shapeways.. you need to make your walls thinner

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    mstyle183
    mstyle183

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    yup.. i'm making a video and putting it up soon.. it has a money clip, credit card and id holders, headphone holder and a bottle opener :)

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    newton.95.dan
    newton.95.dan

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thats great.. You should definitely give me the link when you post the video.

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    mstyle183
    mstyle183

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    i edited the video last night.. its rendering today..

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    mstyle183
    mstyle183

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Here you go :)
    https://www.instructables.com/id/The-ultimate-all-in-one-iphone-case-wallet-money/

    ULTWallet.jpg
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    newton.95.dan
    newton.95.dan

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Hey could I get you to vote for me for the make it real challenge. Thanks.

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    Rohit42
    Rohit42

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Okay. I am experienced in only Google SketchUp and Maya and I was wondering if there was a way to edit your first design with my older sisters name on it and then proceed to print it on ShapeWays. If there is way to convert your file or if you could upload an .OBJ file it would be greatly appreciated.

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    cementman
    cementman

    7 years ago on Step 2

    very attarctive and helpful teaching way