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LEGO iPhone5 Case

by areeve20, published

LEGO iPhone5 Case by areeve20 Feb 11, 2013

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Description

Just a fun little case.

I often use my phone to watch movies while traveling, but I always have to hold it or prop it up on something. With this lego case, all you need is to throw a few legos in your bag and you're set.

Experiment with placement and number of legos to battle glare. Who knows what other useful possibilities you may come up with for this case.

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Pulling the supports from between the bits is not fun. My successful print was on its side like in the last picture. You may want to try my "re-imagined" version which I made as 2 parts to avoid this problem. Either way, let me know how it goes.

My friend has. I will find out from him and let you know what he used.

I printed this case on a Bukobot using PLA lego side up with supports. Unfortunately, it was all support and no solid sides printed. I will try again lego side down and on it's side. I was trying to avoid pulling off supports from in between the lego bits...

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Instructions

Print.
Snap in your phone.
Snap on the LEGOS.

Enjoy!

A note on printing: I have found that it is easiest to print on it's side with the volume cutout on the top (as it is in the last pic I have uploaded). It is quite difficult to remove the support from in between the "nubs"( if printed "nubs down") so the legos fit flat and snug. It's also difficult to completely remove support from the entire inside surface (if printed "nubs up"), at least for me it was.
Let me know if you have success or failure in different orientations.

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rrubio on Jan 24, 2014 said:

I printed this case on a Bukobot using PLA lego side up with supports. Unfortunately, it was all support and no solid sides printed. I will try again lego side down and on it's side. I was trying to avoid pulling off supports from in between the lego bits...

areeve20 on Jan 25, 2014 said:

Pulling the supports from between the bits is not fun. My successful print was on its side like in the last picture. You may want to try my "re-imagined" version which I made as 2 parts to avoid this problem. Either way, let me know how it goes.

fittaoee on Jan 10, 2014 said:

Have you tried printing this case using Replicator 2? If yes, what were the settings? Thanks

areeve20 on Jan 25, 2014 said:

My friend has. I will find out from him and let you know what he used.

Hound37 on Dec 4, 2013 said:

Well, you can find it in the dark... when you step on it

kylelnsn on Feb 27, 2013 said:

How much material is used?

areeve20 on Feb 27, 2013 said:

I think its about 13g not including support.

Rich_Newman on Feb 20, 2013 said:

How long did this printing take? Was that a Replicator 2 (or a 2X ?) that you used?
(Excuse my english, i'm from Belgium ^^)

areeve20 on Feb 20, 2013 said:

I am just about to try another with different settings and orientation that has an estimated build time of 2hrs and 3min. I'll let you know how it goes.

areeve20 on Feb 20, 2013 said:

Thanks.

I actually printed on an Afinia H-Series printer. If I recall, it took about 6hrs. My Afinia settings were:

Z resolution = .15mm
solid fill
raft base = 2mm

quality = fine ( I don't know how this translates to mm/s)

If you look at the last image to the right you will see the orientation I used. I was having trouble completely removing the support when I printed it flat, even though it printed in significantly less time.

jtktam on Feb 15, 2013 said:

Can you make one for iphone 4 please?

areeve20 on Feb 15, 2013 said:

Sure, I can give it a go.
I don't have a iPhone 4 to print it out and test it on, but I will let you know when I get the dimensions and finish the model.

IMPRENTA3D on Feb 14, 2013 said:

So simple but awsome!

wdavisson on Feb 12, 2013 said:

hmmm car mount attachment, attachable headphone case, attachable cable case, stick it to the side of your computer or monitor. hmmmm simple and elegance at the same time. not to mention just someplace to put the random legos that you carry with you.

smnh58 on Feb 12, 2013 said:

It seems very very cool!!! Is it printed with PLA?And if just printing on the board directly,how to take the case off the board?I print usurally some 3M band glued on the board.

areeve20 on Feb 12, 2013 said:

I printed it with ABS. I have recently been printing on a piece of borosilicate glass with a thin layer of ABS painted on. The object sticks really well (no curling) and I use a thin metal putty knife to remove it. I always use raft, I have yet to print directly to the board. Ill have to try it!

BoinQ on Feb 12, 2013 said:

oh god, its so simple and so fucking awesome at the same time!
Can you make one for Samsung Galaxy S3?

areeve20 on Feb 16, 2013 said:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Let me know if it works!

areeve20 on Feb 12, 2013 said:

Thank you!

I'm sure it would be pretty simple to make one for a Samsung Galaxy S3, I just need to research dimensions or find a model to base it off.

joo on Feb 11, 2013 said:

Awesome idea!

areeve20 on Feb 11, 2013 said:

Thanks!

areeve20 on Feb 11, 2013 said:

Yes. I printed it laying on its side so there was support on the inside for the opposite edge overhang and on the outside for the little nubs. I added an image of the "in progress" case with support.

areeve20 on Feb 11, 2013 said:

Picture is not working. I'll figure it out.

Claud10 on Feb 11, 2013 said:

Did you use support when you print this?

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