iPhone 6 plus dock

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iPhone 6 plus dock by danpfautz Oct 25, 2014
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iPhone 6 plus dock by danpfautz is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Uses the stock lightning cable for charging.
Includes guides for attaching 3M command strips on the base, and rear cutouts for their removal.


No other parts are needed to lock the lightning cable in place. Also, I highly recommend the command strips: removing the phone without having to hold the dock down with your other hand is great!

Feed the lightning cable up through the bottom using the hole on the left. Pull the connector up through then shift the cable to the smaller hole in the center of the dock. Pull the cable back down so the lightning connector sits in its pocket in the center of the dock. Lastly, wrap the cable tightly through the serpentine path, keeping the cable tight to the inside of the corners. These have tabs to keep the cable from falling out, and friction does the rest.

I used pla, and this model is slightly enlarged to allow the material to shrink during cooling. You shouldn't have to scale it up for a good fit. I did not need to file anything to get the phone and lightning cable to fit without interference on my printer with a .35mm nozzle and .1mm layer height.

The main file is not designed to accommodate cases. I didn't find specs for the apple cases, but it seemed like the silicone case walls were about 1mm thick, so I attempted to upload a file that would fit this. I also uploaded a .step file that CAD users can possibly use to offset surfaces and make it fit their cases.

I also uploaded a step of the non-case file so people can tune the fit of different features if needed.

These files are in inches.

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Downloaded both STL files, and for some reason when I bring them into my printing software (Cura and MakerBot), the print is micro-sized. What's up with that???

Not sure what I did wrong, but the standard iphone lightning cable did not come even close to fitting through the feed slot or the actual charging slot. Used Cura to slice (had to scale by inches to mm; 25.4), and Lulzbot Mini printing with PLA. The iphone fits in the dock just fine however.

Are you using this with one of the newer iPhone cables? The older lightening cables were thinner than the new ones.
I was surprised to see that. In order to use this dock with the newer cable, take a rotary tool and lightly sand the area where the cable goes.
Examples of devices with newer lightening cables would be the iPad Pro or the iPhone 7.

This is brilliant. Lots of little touches to make it work well. You must have some mechanical engineering background.

Very nice. Ahh, what I wouldn't give to have this in a nice scad file so I could tweak it for different phones =]

Always frustrating when the universe doesn't conform for my convenience, but I imagine I'll get over it. Nice work!

Just printed this using Flash Forge Creator Pro and Simply3D software. Simply3D reported the print looks like it was made in inches instead of millimeters and do I want to switch over. I said yes. Printed 0.1 layer height and it came out flawless! Perfect fit for iPhone 6+.
Details: http://www.thingiverse.com/make:201781

NOTE: Genuine and "IXCC"-brand iPhone USB cable works fine with this. ANKER iPhone cable is too thick around the lighting port and requires painful amount of sanding.

iPhone 6 plus dock

what is the exact size X,Y,Z mm?

Hey there, great dock, it's the best one i've seen yet but unfortunetly way too big for an iphone 6s
would you mind sharing your cad files? thanks a lot

It's for a 6+, not a 6S. Major size differential

there have been a few comments about this dock fitting the iphone 6/6s. thats a separate part you can print: thing 515842. hope you guys had found it

For print on Prusa i3 need use scale 2650%

anyone know if you can scale down to fit iphone 6?

can you make one for the 6?

Import it in Inches. It will make it not tiny.

Scale it to 26 on x and 26.5 on y to fit iPhone 6 plus with apple leather case

Tried it and the iPhone 6 Plus with Apple Leather Case will still not fit. For anyone reading this, try a slightly larger scale than mentioned.

Anyone know what I can scale this to for a apple leather case ?

Fits the iPhone with Apple Case perfectly (scaled by 25.4) and sliced with cura!
Printed on Ord Bot Hadron with colorfabb PLA/PHA filament, 0.1mm layer, 20% infill.

If it comes in really tiny, try scaling by 25.4

when I import this file it is tiny... any ideas on what scale??