Apple MULTI-DOCK - Super addition

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Apple MULTI-DOCK - Super addition by Bellumgessi Jan 26, 2013



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Dock 3 IPADs 2 IPHONE 4s and a IPHONE 5.
Now that is a lot of dockage...


For those of you who have a lot to dock (charge) this dock is for you!
Files are in .DAE format so you can use any tool to alter design (Import into sketchup too)
All three have been printed and work great - see photos.
These are designed to work with new APPLE CABLES - why? because the heads auto-release the cable from your device instead of the squeeze to release. This is subtle BUT A HUGE detail. Save yourself some time use the right cables. Second reason is that the design is very exact for the heads so they sit just high enough to easily clip into the device but not take any cable strain.

Lastly. inside is a small POWERED USB HUB this allows you one cable back to your PC and also has FAST CHARGING on 2 ports. I recommend and this dock is designed for the D-Link DUB-H7 High Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub. It has very LOW heat output so it should be fine in this case.

The dock is sliced into 3 parts for easy printing, cut down on PLA and to handle complex geometry. I used PLA strips and soldering iron to glue three parts together. This also reduces impact if your printer goes wacky and you've lost an entire print. If you run into issues printing such large objects I have had great success merging the 2 (top & bottom_top) together and printing vertically versus horizontally.

Iphone 4
Iphone 5 (using new connector)
Ipad 1
Ipad 2
Ipad 3
Ipad mini

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These are just the .skp files. There aren't .stl's or .dae's. Can you post the dimensions so we can tell if we can print this? It looks quite wide.