I designed this stand to be versatile, strong and easy-to-print. It fits all tablet sizes as-is and can be scaled down perfectly to hold smaller devices (phones, phablets, etc.). I scaled the .stl to 80% to use to hold my wife's phone while she putters around the kitchen (she is a chef extraordinaire!).
It has two positions: in one position, the tablet is held at a 20-degree angle (from vertical) and, by simply flipping the stand over, it will hold the tablet at a 45-degree angle. This is very convenient in the kitchen because sometimes you want the tablet flatter to read recipes/directions as you prepare the meal, and other times you want the tablet more vertical so you can see the screen while sitting or from a further distance.
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.3mm layers, 3 top, 3 bottom, 3 shells
I designed this using Autodesk 123D Design. Here are the steps I took:
- Sketch the stand's side profile with a polyline, offset the line to the thickness I wanted the stand to be
- Extruded that to the width of the stand
- Carved out areas to make device home buttons easier to access
- For the cutouts on the stand faces, I sketched a rectangle on each face and cloned it.
- For the "strengthening ribs", I offset the edges of one side, trimmed all but the portions I needed for the two ribs on one side, further offset those portions (to create a "curved box"), extruded each box, chamfered the top edges of each box to end up with a "triangle" rib, copied the two ribs from one side to the other.
- Applied a small fillet to most of the edges
Inside each curve of the stand are "strengthening ribs" that greatly reduce the stand's flexion; I have put 10 pounds of pressure on the top of the stand and it doesn't flex more than an inch!
Orientation on the print bed