Weighted iPhone 5 Dock
by andrewbarton, published
This dock includes a chamber for weight such as BBs or lead sinkers and a cover which can be glued into place once the weight has been included.
This design is parametric, but I designed it in Alibre CAD so it might not be as easy to modify if you don't have the software.
10/17/12 update: I published a version of this dock for phones with a case: thingiverse.com/thing:32610
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I'm printing this with a .4mm nozzle, and am having some cosmetic issues with the front plate. The lightning cable hole is at an angle, and gets very close to the front wall at the bottom (only .9mm away). This forces slic3r to create a small V shaped distortion as it tries to fill in such a small gap. If you could update it by thickening the front wall by just a few fractions of a mm, I think it would increase printability.
Since this is in progress, you might consider adding small tabs (or pegs) to the edge of the cover and small slots to the sides of the cover rest... then you don't need to glue it, it will just bend and snap in.
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I designed the cable channel to be narrower at the very bottom so you may need to clean it up with a hobby knife. Trim it so that you can just fit the cable through.
I designed the lightning connector channel to be snug. I had to clean up my channel with a round file just a little before the connector would fit through. Once the connector is in position, run the cable through the cable channel .
Fill the weight chamber with weight of your choice and apply the cover with glue.
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