Google Glass Base

by RyGuy, published

Google Glass Base by RyGuy Jul 15, 2013
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Google Glass Base - Original vertical holster and power/data dock for your explorer edition Glass hardware!

Video overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPqYjdgzwDk

Quick Description:
Weighted side of Glass unit is slotted into angled base opening then the touch pad is cupped by vertical tower keeping your exclusive investment in a ready to grab and beautifully presented display. The tower perch has been channeled so you can insert your original or aftermarket USB cable for docked charging and data transfer. Once you insert your USB adapter into Glass while docked you can hang Glass upside down from the base and it will not budge making a very solid and secure docking solution! This base has been designed for reverse docking so depending on your preference you can reverse its direction to meet your needs. This dock also includes a large slot designed to hold your additional lenses and their cases. You can also use this base in "Dry Dock Mode" without the tower and still dock your Glass as well as 2 pens and/or other desktop accessories/consumables in the afforded slots. I have worked and re-worked this design on my 3D printer to get it down to as little plastic as possible to keep the cost/time down when ordering/printing. I have been using this dock and previous variants at home and work for 3 weeks now and have had no issues with performance nor Glass body damage/markings! This latest revision has a hollow belly button for production cost savings but also doubles as a port to add weight internally for a more solid docking experience!

Just uploaded two additional files separating out the Tower from the Base for smaller build platforms (sorry, forgot to originally upload these)...

Currently there are 5 methods of print:
GoogleGlassBaseWithSupport (all parts, hollow base, support included)
GoogleGlassBasePro (all parts, hollow base, no support)
GoogleGlassBaseOnly (bottom base only, hollow)
GoogleGlassBaseSolidOnly (bottom base only, closed body - easier to print)
GoogleGlassBaseTowerOnly (top tower only)

The base was originally hollowed out to save time and plastic. Let me know if you have any issues printing. I have run multiple units hollow without issue. If there is a reason for a solid base let me know and I will upload a sealed base version as well.

Check me out on G+ to see other projects in their prototype/beta state before release: http://goo.gl/nJYgd

Purchase a Google Glass Base for yourself using my model uploaded to Shapeways if you dont have access to a 3D printer: http://goo.gl/kE1K4


I have included the needed support for easy printing. This was printed via a worn out TOM MK6 in 1.75mm ABS on a heated bed with Kapton tape @ 40mm/min for ~8hrs (need to re-work my extruder). No acetone bath and only minimal string clean up on pictured parts.

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For the Makerbot/Makerware users, would you be willing to post parts without support. Makerware puts in easily removable support where needed. Great model. Just printed one for a friend of mine who has Google Glass.

Hey, you bet! Just uploaded it as "GoogleGlassBasePro.stl" with no support.