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The geometric stand for MacBook Pro Retina

by Thomasdc_, published

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

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Summary

"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!

Info:

"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


Notes:

Vertical shells: 3

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I have an hp elite book 850 G2, wow thats a mouth full, but will this stand work please or will it be to back heavy. (it is 16.5 not 15) Thanks

Would this be okay to print with a 10% infill?

Hi wallyballs,
To be honest I never tried at 10%… But please if you print one, give us your feedback!

It can be useful for the community here ;)

Can you tell me what the depth of the bottom hooks are? I have a MBP 2010. The base thickness of the laptop is ~15 mm (i.e. not including screen thickness) and I was wondering if this would fit without modification.

Jun 28, 2016 - Modified Jun 28, 2016
Thomasdc_ - in reply to mokami

Hi mokami,
You should have a look to my original "Geometric stand" ;)

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1311411

The first version was designed for Macbook Pro unibody from 2008 to 2012.
Cheers

The geometric stand

Looks like someone made one for Air, but didn't correctly mark it as a remix
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1564306

Geometric stand for MacBook Air

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

The geometric stand
The geometric stand

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!

Hello,
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

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!

The geometric stand

Wished there was a macbook air 13" version.

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

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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.

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