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Tesla Model S Center Console

by OleEichhorn, published

Tesla Model S Center Console by OleEichhorn Sep 11, 2013

Description

This is a self-printable Tesla Model S Center Console.

I designed it with TinkerCad and have printed it on a MakerBot Replicator 2. All you need besides filament and patience is an xacto knife and some superglue.

The drinkholders were tested with Diet Coke, various water bottles, a Tesla coffee mug, and an Amstel (!) Bigger drinks may not work. The phone holder was tested with an iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. Bigger phones may not work.

If you have problems with this please let me know - would love to improve it! - and you are successful with this please send me a picture!

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Any chance of a printable version of the Model S key?
Consider these for reducing curl? - thingiverse.com/thing:38272
Yeah curling on long flat parts is definitely a problem on the Rep 2. I try to print parts sticking up in the air rather than lying flat to mitigate this. See the Instructions and the .thing file for details.

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Instructions

All parts were printed with Standard settings and a raft on a Makerbot Replicator 2. No supports were used except as noted.

Print the drinkholder upside down. Remove the raft carefully, as this will be the most visible surface when you're done. If you want a stripe at the bottom, pause the printer and switch colors; this is how I made the one in the picture blue and white.

Print the bottom on its side. The side on the stage may need a little filing to be flat. Use supports for the notches, easily removed.

Print the arms sticking up in the air. This works better than on their side. Use supports for the tabs, easily removed.

Print the crossbars and center divider verically, upside down. The side on the stage will be the least flat, so having it end up on top is best. You will need supports for the center divider, for the tabs, easily removed. No supports needed for the crossbars.

If you're using a Makerbot you can use the platform_parts.thing file to print all the platform parts at once. Note they are rotated on the stage, this seems to reduce warping a bit.

Once you have all the parts printed, make sure all the parts mesh (see photo) and use an xacto knife to trim as necessary. Glue the bottom to the drinkholder, making sure it is aligned correctly so the holes for the arms are free. Glue the crossbars to the center divider, then glue the arms to the crossbars. Finally glue the pins on the arms to the bottom. Enjoy!
Any chance of a printable version of the Model S key?
Yeah curling on long flat parts is definitely a problem on the Rep 2. I try to print parts sticking up in the air rather than lying flat to mitigate this. See the Instructions and the .thing file for details.
I seem to have issues with my Rep2 and curling. With these long flat parts, did you have issues with that? If so, how did you solve? Thanks!
Nice. I was thinking why there is no better console in the model s. But now they will start selling a nice one.
Hehe no doubt this us not Tesla build quality. But the excellent thing about 3D printing is you can design and build this stuff yourself, for pennies
Um I don't know if I like that. I think either the new tesla console coming out or the ones at Teslaccessories.com are way better. Just my two cents.
Just noticed was missing model_s_console_arm_back_left.stl; just uploaded. (sorry) Also added platform_parts.thing so you can print all the platform parts at once.
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