The geometric stand for MacBook Pro Retina

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The geometric stand for MacBook Pro Retina by Thomasdc_ Mar 14, 2016

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"The geometric stand" for MacBook Pro Retina will raise your laptop and your back will say thank you!

What is it:

It's a stand that allows you to raise the height of your screen.

Is thought to use the opening angle of 120° from your MacBook Pro Retina.

It’s based on the weight of your laptop, find the best place and your laptop will look like it's flying in the air!


"The geometric stand" is designed for Macbook Pro Retina 15".

The stand is very stable once the good placement is found so don't be afraid!

Print Settings

Printer: Craftbot

Rafts: No

Supports: No

Resolution: 0.2

Infill: 20


Vertical shells: 3

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Great design. I really love it. When I printed it, I also printed two of the large ones and also custom-made 'cross members' for it. I remove my laptop often and so having the supports between the two pieces means it doesn't fall over every time. Not sure how to send the file through here or if it will let me. I'm going to put an STL file in a dropbox link in my next comment. if it gets edited out, I'm going to put it on my page, publicly and you can absolutely update this page with the file too, if you'd like.

Hi hiltonmw,
Thanks for sharing that with the community ;)

Apr 4, 2016 - Modified Apr 4, 2016

What dimensions should i scale for the model : MacBook Pro early 2011 13" ?

Apr 4, 2016 - Modified Apr 4, 2016
Thomasdc_ - in reply to louis63000

Hi Louis63000,
If I remember well the Macbook Pro Retina 13" has the same thickness than the Macbook Pro 15" Retina.
I had a look at the Apple website http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/ and it looks the same thickness.
In my opinion, you don't have to scale my model. Just keep it like that it will work ;)

EDIT: I'm so sorry you're talking about Macbook Pro early 2011, my mistake... I designed first the stand for Macbook Pro nonRetina. You can have access to it here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1311411

Someone have already printed one for Macbook Pro 13" http://www.thingiverse.com/make:192170

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What dimensions should I scale the models to? When I imported the "The_geometric_stand_for_MacBook_Pro_Retina_big_part," it was sized to 24.31 (X) x 11.11 (Y) x 2 (Z) mm. The small part looks OK, but would like to confirm that it should be 92.1 x 42.09 x 20 mm. Should the big part be sized so that the Z is also 20 mm? Thanks!

Slic3r indicate that the dimension of the part is 243.08x111.11x20.00 millimeters. You can multiply by ten to have the right size.
What slicer do you use?
Hope I answered to your question ;)

Thanks for getting back to me. I'm using FLUX Studio and it runs on the Slic3r engine if I'm not mistaken. I've heard that if a model is too large for the print area 170 mm in diameter, then the software automatically resizes the model, perhaps by a factor of 10. That sounds like what's happening. Unfortunately, the FLUX Studio software doesn't let us know that it's resizing the models, but we've got new feature requests in the cue. Thanks again!

I printed the original (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1311411) and it works great! thanks for updating this for the Retina!

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Wished there was a macbook air 13" version.

This one already works wonderfully for the 13" retina, I have mine on one of these.

Mar 16, 2016 - Modified Mar 16, 2016
tsurfer21 - in reply to anansi22

same, Im going to start working on a prototype for one. I will post the file on my page hopefully by next week. Wont be able to print it till I get more filament,

What about designing one then? :)

He's already got a great design. If I have time later today I'll tweak it to fit the air

That would be awesome.