Galaxy S3, S4, LG G2 & More Dock - CASE COMPATIBLE

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Galaxy S3, S4, LG G2 & More Dock - CASE COMPATIBLE by BloodBlight Feb 22, 2013
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Version 2.0 of this is out:

UPDATED: Including SketchUp and DAE files because of scale issues!

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Hey everyone! I am waiting for my tax return before buying an Ultimaker. This is my first submission, and I wanted to make sure I could really make things.

SO! Here is my Samsung Galaxy S3 Dock. It is designed to work with a thin case (about 1 mm). It is untested, so look over it before printing. Also, if you print one, PLEASE let me know how it turns out! It will be a month or two before I can print my copy.


• Includes a cable plug for an extra clean look.


  1. A 3D Printer
  2. Hot Glue Gun
  3. Micro USB Cable (you won’t be getting it back)
    NOTE: It would be difficult to replace it, so I would use a good one.
  4. Heavy Book (or what ever)
  5. Tape
  6. A peace of paper.
  7. Fine Grain Sand Paper (wet sand would be best)

Build Instructions:

  1. Print Object - You may need to adjust its dimensions, but it should fit most cases.
    Wet sand for appearance (it will be hard to do it later).
  3. Feed the cable though the rear hole and out the bottom.
  4. Feed the cable though the front hole on the bottom of the stand and connect it to your phone with the case on.
  5. Seat the phone tightly in the stand and confirm fit.
    NOTE: If it is too tight or too loose, you need to fix it now!
  6. Cut or tare the paper to about the size of your screen and place it over the screen.
  7. Firmly tape the phone down (using the paper to keep your screen clean).
  8. Be sure the phone is seated in the desired location!
  9. Secure the stand on the edge of a table using the book.
  10. From the bottom, use the hot glue gun to secure the USB cable in place. Use a lot, but try not to get any on the cable it self (you will need to bend it back later).
    NOTE: It is ok to get some glue on the base of the phones case, but be careful; if you get your phone too hot you could damage it!
  11. Double check the phones seating, this is your last chance to adjust it.
  12. Let it cool for at lease 5 minutes! Seriously, don’t rush it.
  13. Hold the cable taunt so it doesn’t drop below the stands base.
  14. Use more hot glue to secure the cable in this position.
  15. Let the glue harden.
  16. Install cable plug.
    NOTE: You may need to use some sand paper on it to get it to fit. It is meant to be very tight, and NOT meant to be removed after installation.

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Great design. Printed perfect. I added a small block that holds my connector inside the provided hole.

V2.0 Is almost done!!! There will be four variations. Now is you last chance to chime in on the design. Any requests?

Just printed one. Like the design. Very nice :-)
Only thing missing is a cable stop/plug which wan be used to secure the charging/PC cable in the slot instead of gluing it in place. similar to what is done for the iphone dock found here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:31525.Withhttp://www.thingiverse.com/thi... this you can leave the opening as it is and use the stopper for a secure fit.

There is definitely another version coming. ;) And a few other phones as well. However, because almost every USB plug is different they will probably still use hot glue. Though the next design will be less messy.

It also allows for different size cases.

But I would love to find a way of securing different size plugs with a way to adjust them. I have thought about screws and plates, but it adds so much build. :/ I am looking/thinking though. Watch for a V2 on this though!

I guess I could leave it up the the other person to design their own plug...

I just printed a USB plug adapter for the dock. Works well.
Thanks again for the nice design.

Great. looking forward to more :-)

Still waiting for my UM... :/

I was thinking about printing this as a gift item - I don't have this phone - is this designed using inches as the measuring system? If so, I will need to scale by 25.4 to get it to print accurately on my RepRap

Also, I just learned of a new "trick". It is called an acetone vapor bath. It should work for both PLA and ABS and make it look SUPER nice and only takes a few minutes to do. If it works I plan to add it to the V2 instructions.

Nope! Acetone is a solvent for ABS and has no effect on PLA. If you find a PLA solvent which is easy to source, be sure to let everyone know :-)

Well that makes since. I was wondering what was going on with Cura and the scale.
Thanks! But yes. My printer is still on-order so I have NOT
tested it yet.

I am not sure if it is supposed to be a surprise, but I would get a set of
calipers and measure the person’s case (front to back and width). I am happy to make adjustments if needed.

I can
add another STL that is just a small chunk of the model for testing scale.

I got caught with the inches/millimetre thing some time ago so watch out for it now should I download files which appear much too small. Must say though, millimetres seem to be a defacto standard around here. Over the last 12 months, I have only downloaded this and one other 'inches' file.

Cool, not a big issue. My tools just defaulted to imperial. :)

I think I will make another one with a steeper angle. And maybe a few more features.

I'll print it if my rep 2 ever comes. I would like to make this, I have this phone.

Wow! So many downloads! Has anyone printed it?