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Xbox One S Controller Phone Mount with Modular Mounting System

by jerwil Sep 26, 2017
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This looks amazing... It is exactly what I was looking for.
Can anyone provide the max. and min. height of the supported phone/tablet with the provided files? (or width, considering the device will be in landscape mode). I am wondering if this would be enough for my 8" and 10.5" tablets or if I will have to enlarge the upper clamp/bolt.
Thank you very much.

PS: as a suggestion, I think there is room for a very small improvement (unless it compromises the design's stability): a small hole for a USB OTG cable, just in case the device cannot pair the gamepad via bluetooth.

Hey there, all I designed was the mashup between the controller mount and the modular mounting system, so you may want to ask/search for your question about the clamp max width on the page for the clamp: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2194278

That said, there was an older version of the phone clamp that no longer exists on their page, and I was able to fit a tablet in the clamp by modifying one part and making it longer. Since the current clamp is based off the idea of the old clamp, the same idea may work if you want to modify their part and extend it. Here's the part I modified on the old clamp design for reference: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2566749

Thanks for the suggestion, you're not the first to request it! I'll put it on my to-do list to add a hole for the cable.

Modular Mounting System
by yyh1002
Modular Mounting System Tablet Clamp (extended 40mm) with Tab
by jerwil

i have an engineering degree and i cannot for the life of me figure out how the top bolt and nut is supposed to work. any help is greatly appreciated

The issue is that the nut fits into the slot on the bottom piece, but can not move vertically. As mentioned in the edit, the files have been updated since originally released and are untested.

I think I understand how it is supposed to work, but I think my problem is that my printer can't print the nut and bolt accurate enough for it to fit properly in the phone clamp. I'm sure you could naturally figure it out too, but maybe you are having the same issue as me where the print isn't accurate enough.

The files have been updataed since you printed them obviously. The mechanism is easy enough to understand how it works, the issue is that the tensioning nut has nowhere to go when attempting to tighten. The channel works for the bolt but no longer works to allow the nut to freely slide up and down.

This also took me a while to figure out! It's been a long time since I've put mine together, but I do remember that the M5 nut fits snugly into the slot on the portion of the clamp with the gopro-style mount. The bolt then threads into the nut to expand/contract the clamp, and the knob is used to gain access to rotate the bolt. If you need more guidance, you may want to comment on the page for the modular mounting system. I hope this helps!

Can standard metal hardware be used?

I believe so, the printed versions of the hardware are provided for prototyping/cost savings, but metal hardware is recommended. You'll want to make sure your nut fits in the slot of the clamp and that the bolt head matches so that the knobs fit. If you want more detailed info, I'd recommend you ask your question or search through the comments on the clamp page: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2194278

Modular Mounting System
by yyh1002

The file is incomplete, is there any way for me to receive the complete build.

Hey there, sorry for the inconvenience on that. I've updated the post to include all the needed files rather than just referencing the modular mounting system project.

Someone also made a remix to include all the needed parts in one place: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3949038

XB1 Controller Phone Clip/Mount for XCloud
by MACx3D

Wow, this is amazing! Now I just have to figure out what to play on Android... Any suggestions?

Glad you like it! If you're into classic games, Sega has released several games for Android under their "Sega Forever" label. There's always emulation as well, as most modern phones can emulate systems as powerful as N64 and Playstation 1. You can also play PC games on your phone/tablet over your wifi network using Moonlight to turn your phone into an Nvidia shield. Just some ideas!

You didn't have a parts list so I thought I would type one up:
1x Phone Clamp Up with Tab
1x Phone Clamp Down
1x M5x25 Bolt
1x M5x65 Bolt
2x M5 Nut
1x M5 Knob Short
1x M5 Knob for Phone
1x Xbox One Clip with Modular Mounting System
You get all of the nuts, bolts, and phone holder from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2194278

Modular Mounting System
by yyh1002

Missing, M5x25 bolt and M5 Knob Short... any ideas?

I've since updated the post to include all the needed files. You can also check out this remix another user made to do the same: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3949038

XB1 Controller Phone Clip/Mount for XCloud
by MACx3D

I love this,. but have been having a hard time trying to tinker with it to fit with a chatpad attached. any suggestions/help?

Hey, I actually remixed this part from the original, which you can find here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2425124

You may try getting in touch with the original creator, as they may have the original deign files for you to modify.

XBox One Controller Tablet Mount
by captjc

This is pretty good but it slides around the controller a lot and needs shrinking or reshaping in areas around the back to give a snugger fit the big gaps in the back will not help its grip though i think some stick on rubber around the bottom and top curves should solve this for anyone with same problem

Yep I have this problem too. A thick rubber band wrapped around the back helped mine.