Laser cut living hinge phone stand

by Wyn_Griffith, published

Laser cut living hinge phone stand by Wyn_Griffith Nov 30, 2016



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Hi this is my take on the laser cut living hinge phone stand. As you can see its gone through some iterations and design changes.

  • An increase in size.
  • Some more slots to make the hinges more flexible.
  • Cut outs in the stand, and props cut from the waste to support the base shelf.
  • reduction in the number of main prop location slots (not shown in the photos). I did this as they didn't make any noticeable difference to the stand angle).
  • Reversal of the base shelf to cradle the phone.

I used laser grade 3mm birch plywood.
You might need to adjust the size of the square prop holes to accommodate actual material thickness.

There's a limit to how far the hinges will bend so be careful with assembly of the shelf supports and don't bend any further than necessary.

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This is awesome. Cutting stuff like this helps me to understand how to design it. I scaled it for iPad and it was perfect. I'd like to see the bottom supports be part of the whole thing like the main support... that way this could be a freakin business card that noone would ever throw away... (put the info where those 2 holes are).

The thing file has only one height adjustment notch. In the picture, I see 4. Is this a different model or am I supposed to add my own notches?
This is very cool, makes a neat office present. Thanks for sharing the model.

Hi, yes I reduced the number of slots as they didn't make any noticeable difference to the angle. (But they are shown in phots since I amended afterwards). Glad you like it, its great to share.

That makes sense. I tried to move the lever up and down and can see what you are describing.

thank you good luck

There's not anywhere clever that the feet store in it is there?

Hi, no unfortunately not! That would be usefull though. I've got an idea but no time to try it at present.

  1. eliminate rectangular cutouts surronding the legs in the drawing
  2. Taper the sided of the legs (only the part that isnt inserted in the square hole)
  3. Extend the tapered cut outs so that the legs can be inserted and slid along the taper so that they grip and stay put

Some experimenting with the taper angle will probably be needed.

Hope that helps