Introduction: Portable Copier / Projector Using Smartphone (Made in TechShop Detroit)
This is a portable copier using your smartphone. Nowadays, a lot of people take pictures of the articles they want to read using their smartphone. Then browse and read the articles electronically. One primary reason is that they could zoom it to those tiny prints.
Using these simple laser cut parts, one could create a portable copier. When done, the parts could be disassembled flat and stowed away.
Further, multiple jpg files could be combined into one pdf file. Here's the instruction to combine jpgs into one pdf file (in Windows 10 or other version).
This stand could also double as a portable USB projector when hooked directly via USB to your PC (deesktop or laptop). In your PC, select to the DCIM Camera folder. Just take a photo or video of a print or object, the folder will update with the latest photo or video.
I added the Corel Draw file so you could cut them on 1/4" plywood. The dimensions are made for iphone 5s and Samsung Note5. You are free to use it, modify it and share it. Just remember to acknowledge and attach link of this original work.
Thank you for viewing my work. All feedbacks are appreciated.
Step 1: Smartphone Support
Cut these 2 parts and glue them together.
Step 2: Two Legs
Cut this part 2 times to form the two legs. They are 12 inches long and raise the smart phone about 10 inches.
Step 3: Base
Cut this part for the base.
Step 4: Assembly Steps
First is to insert the legs fully to the top support. Spread the legs. Insert one leg into the left slot of the base. Stretch the right leg and insert to the right hole. Do not glue the joints unless you want it to be a permanent fixtures. Nonetheless, try it out before gluing them permanently.
Step 5: Setup
Place your smartphone on top. Turn on the camera. Place your original on the base. Make sure the original is aligned to the camera. After taking the shots, you could choose to edit the photo (such as crop it).
Enjoy your new Smartphone copier.
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Step 6: Update
I added 1/2" slot for charging cable pathway.
Updated Corel Draw attached.
Step 7: Users Feedback Update With LED Holes and Narrower Base
From viewers feedback, I did some verification checks. The original simple design is working. However, not everyone has access to a laser cutter. Individual customization may be needed.
I verified that the legs, narrower base and cradle could fit FEDEX, UPS or USPS Flat Rate envelopes. I will add additional picture by tonight.
I added 0.5mm diameter holes to fit 3mm or 5mm legs. The holes are 0.1" apart.
I added 3D Bracket Autodesk Inventor File that could be glue on current cradle and base. It would add height but making the legs shorter (better for shipping in flat rate envelope). Before you 3D print these parts, let me update you once the finished.. WIth the bracket, need for 3D laser cutter is not required. Just plain bandsaw would suffice.
Note that I did not apply the angle of the leg orientation. The 3D prints completed last night. I verified the CAD attached would work. I am not sure glue alone would be strong enough. 2 wood screws could be used if needed.
I added 3 photos with dimension. I was not able to save on pdf and verify if it could print with exact dimension.
Thank you for your interest.
Step 8: Update for Makers Who Don't Have Access to Laser Cutter.
As you know, the original design has laser cut rectangular holes that hold the legs to the base and the cradle.
I made a design of the legs that could be done with saw. I used the table saw in my case. But one could sand it down to 15-deg, manually, belt or disk sanders. It would just take more time and effort.
I used 0.5-inch diamater wooden rods. I cut them to 11.5 inches. Make sure you cut along the straight portion.
I cut 3 inch by 1 inch from a larget stock of wood, 2"x4"s. Make sure you have squared parts. I used planer (optional). I marked and center punch the center and drill 0.5" holes.
I set the table saw to 15-deg. I test fit them and they look fine. Make sure you drilled the holes prior to this step.
The cradle could be just plain rectangular surface. Glue the 4 support brackets (2 legs) to the base and cradle. When the glue hardened, you could add some brad nail or short wood screw for reinforcment. Pre-drill holes for the wood screws.
Participated in the
Wood Contest 2016