*** Edit 6/8/2017 - NOTE: If you want the better, separate, easier-to-print version of this Thing, please visit the new "Separate" version here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2373387
Does the world need another headphone holder, desk clip, thing...?
I own the Bose QC35 noise-canceling headphones. They're pretty, and soft, and work great. But whenever I'd use any of the multitude of headphone clips on Thingiverse, they were all about 25mm wide, which looks great, and works well for less-comfortable headphones with headbands that hard plastic won't leave an impression on, but these Bose headphones have a soft headband cushion in the top, which is pliable, impressionable, and they clearly need more surface area to avoid a weird, ugly, 25mm divot in the center of your fancy gear.
So I fired up Fusion 360, grabbed my shelf-clip bracket (which fits great on my 25mm thick desk/hutch top), and created a new project: the one-piece Bose QC35 Headphone Holder. I fiddled with geometry, and fillets, tried to get things to look nice, but also fit the headphones well. I took a picture, measured the headband, created a curve in the software that mimics the curve of the headphones, extruded, softened things up with a torus, and then made some more fillets. Oh, and earlier, I created a hook on the back, because you never can tell when you're going to need a hook to hold stuff behind your headphones. Or a shiv to stab someone trying to invade your home! Nah, I checked it out, there aren't many stabby edges on this item, because I love fillets because I love curves. If you want a slightly more pointy design for home safety, just let me know!
So yeah, a hook, curves all over the place, fits my desk (at least on paper) perfectly well and then....
To quote Gob (GOB? G.O.B.?) from Arrested Development:
"I've made a huge mistake."
I designed this headphone hook with awesomeness in mind. I was super excited when I finished making it, and it looked so pretty, but there's literally no way to make this design sit flat on the bed, so you need a lot (like 50% of the time and filament in this was supports!) of overhead to get this to work. It's like 4 hours versus 2 hours. Maybe you can figure out a better way? My better way - and the next version I'll be posting once I've printed it out and tested the "fit" of the components - is the two-piece slide-together model. Same exact geometry as this fella, but with a slide-mechanism kinda like a camera hotshoe, which holds everything together. And gravity should keep it snug. If that doesn't work, you can always use glue. But that's the next version. The best part about the new version is that it prints in two pieces, flat on the bed, and fits in one go on my Flashforge Creator Pro.
This version is one piece, so four hours and a heck of a lotta support structure later, you've got this thing that will safely hang your Bose QC35 headphones without "pinching" the soft headband layer.
So, if you love wasting time and filament on support structures, sanding, and finishing, this is the version for you! (Masochist!)
If you want something easier, you'll want to wait for the two-piece model. Trust me, it'll be just as awesome, waste less time and plastic, and it'll have this cool slidy thing! I'll probably have it posted in a few days, or today, who knows?
With the way I designed this all-in-one headphone holder, you really have no choice but to use supports. Sorry! The next version will be two separate pieces, which will slide together, and will not require as many supports. I'm just learning, so hopefully this works for you, and it isn't too hard to clean-up the supports your software generates.
How to Assemble
Ha! Tricked you. There is no assembly. There's just a crap-ton of cleaning, removing support structures, and sanding if you have weird connective surfaces. I did!
Please be careful working with support structures. I've cut myself on the thin "accordion" layers of plastic. They can be sharp! Use gloves or, if you just don't care, raise your hands in the air (or don't), and work without gloves. Or leave the support structures intact, in situ, and use this hook as a modern art sculpture - in plastic.
Fusion 360 and Simplify3D
Fusion 360 rocks! I created this holder/hook in a day, and it works great. My headphones are happy, but honestly, aesthetically, I'm probably going to toss this one-piece as soon as the two-piece model is ready. They should look very similar (identical?), except the two-piece should be cleaner, as it'll have fewer support structure artifacts.
Simplify3D created the support structures, which were easy to remove but...yeah. Not perfect. Looking forward to the two-piece, because fitting things into other things is what life is all about.