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LEGO iPhone4/4S Case Re-Imagined Version

by areeve20, published

LEGO iPhone4/4S Case Re-Imagined Version by areeve20 Mar 1, 2013

Description

Just like my "re-imagined" iPhone5 case, this iPhone4/4S version prints in two parts. Allowing you to print flat, use less support, get a nice finish, and have two colors.

Printed and Tested.

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I tried it with Sketchup and Autocad Inventor, but it doesn't load the textures. I can load it with Slic3r and the gcode is correct (but still upright), but I can't edit the parts with my 3D CADs :(

What print program are you using?

What print program are you using? It should be relatively simple to rotate the parts flat on the bed.

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Instructions

Print one of each part:
Bumper x1
Inner x1

Adhere them together or leave them separate to change inner and bumper colors on the fly.

Enjoy.

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hitz on Jan 22, 2014 said:

Please make a download, where the bumper and the inner plate are flat on the bed. Picture 4 in the description shows this correct "position".

areeve20 on Jan 22, 2014 said:

What print program are you using? It should be relatively simple to rotate the parts flat on the bed.

Ed328 on Jan 13, 2014 said:

How do i make it print flat on the bed?

areeve20 on Jan 22, 2014 said:

What print program are you using?

emilio1244 on Dec 26, 2013 said:

will it work for 3gs?

areeve20 on Dec 26, 2013 said:

Sorry, I didn't make one for the 3GS.

rivenloya on Jul 18, 2013 said:

ummmm any one know how much this weighs bacuse i have to pay by the gram

areeve20 on Jul 18, 2013 said:

My Afinia tells me that it uses 15.6g to make both parts.

Robotbeat on Jun 20, 2013 said:

I printed this fine without any supports. But the bumper by itself is flimsy. How best to join them? acetone? superglue?

areeve20 on Jun 20, 2013 said:

I use an acetone abs mixture to "glue" the two pieces on the inside of the case. Then I usually do an acetone vapor bath to get a nice finish, I also like to think that it helps "melt" the two parts together. :)

villekl on May 30, 2013 said:

The studs are too close together. Their spacing seems to be 7.85mm and it should be 8mm. This makes long bricks impossible to mount and small bricks loose.. Checked my printer and it's not the problem. Also my studs came a little too small with .15mm layer height. I think I will try printing at 1.02 scaling next to see if I get those legos to fit (: Great idea and brilliant execution! I can't wait to get one on my phone.

Emstr on Apr 26, 2013 said:

How can I rotate this file to be fully on the bed. Right now it is printing vertical and looks horrible, ugh! I love the idea but could you elaborate exactly how you did it?

areeve20 on Jun 20, 2013 said:

What size is your build plate? I printed the inner part laying flat with the Lego nubs pointing up and the bumper part right next to it laying flat on its back ("phone screen up")

anewsome on Apr 20, 2013 said:

I really like this design. I mean a two piece iPhone 4 case that fits is exactly what I've been looking for. However, I don't really care for the lego back. A plain flat back would be perfect though. That way I could do all kinds of cool cutouts, stencils or even print a raised design on it. I can't print raised designs on any of the other iPhone cases on thingiverse, they all print flat backside down. If you don't want to bother with the flat back, maybe I can try and figure it out if I have the source files.

anewsome on Apr 21, 2013 said:

Nevermind about the plain back. I was able to slice off the lego dots with OpenSCAD.

kwalus on Mar 2, 2013 said:

the slicer is bailing on the bumper - not sure why but this is a first for me. Are you having a problem with that?

areeve20 on Mar 2, 2013 said:

What is the name of the program you are using? Maybe I can download it and try and figure out what's up.

areeve20 on Mar 2, 2013 said:

No. I have printed this bumper twice with no problems. I only have experience with the Afinia program though, so maybe someone else on here will be able to help.

KENisFIS on Mar 2, 2013 said:

So funny how that works, i was designing a modular iPhone5 case to use the same way. Bumper with a back plate you can custom configure to whatever design you like. Nice to know that there are other people who obviously think it would be a good print too. Nice work

jtktam on Mar 2, 2013 said:

omg thanks!!!!!

jamesglanville on Mar 1, 2013 said:

awesome, can you upload the bumper stl though please?

areeve20 on Mar 1, 2013 said:

Opps! Can't print that solid part file can you.
Should be go to go now.

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