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Old 05-17-2018, 09:30 PM
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I finally made my perfect cellphone holder

Decided to design and print my own cellphone holder. I put a popsocket on my phone, so I wanted a solution that would account for it. I wanted to put the cellphone somehwere where it would not obstruct my view. I had to unplug the dashboard light cover, but I havent touched that button in 8+ years, so I'm good. It snaps in place, and I think it looks nice. I might plastidip to give it a nicer look.

You can grab the STL from here:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2917886









It snaps in the dashboard
I think it blends nicely in the dashboard
 

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I like the design, I want to see how it holds up in the long term.
 
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:42 AM
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Thank you! I wonder about durability too, but the nice thing is that if it breaks and I can just print another one.
 
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:20 AM
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Thank you! I wonder about durability too, but the nice thing is that if it breaks and I can just print another one.
I can already see your weak point(s) is going to be where the larger rim attaches to the rest of the holder. The entire phone's weight will be held there, you will probably have to beef those connector sections up in future revisions.
 
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The popsocket thing threw me for a bit and then I remembered what they were. Even though I don't have your model of car, I appreciate it when people share these designs with everyone else.

I wish I was skilled enough to make an integrated tablet holder for my F56.
 
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hey OP, what material did you print with? ABS, PLA, etc? If its ABS, do some vapor smoothing on it and nooooo need for that plastidip!
 
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I can already see your weak point(s) is going to be where the larger rim attaches to the rest of the holder. The entire phone's weight will be held there, you will probably have to beef those connector sections up in future revisions.
You are absolutely correct, in one of the first iterations that connector broke just while trying to remove the part. So I printed with higher infill to mititgate a bit. I'll see how it holds for a while and if it keeps failing I will actually redesign the holder to be fully attached from the bottom. This was my first print to fit just right so was exited to share.
 
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hey OP, what material did you print with? ABS, PLA, etc? If its ABS, do some vapor smoothing on it and nooooo need for that plastidip!
This was printed in PLA, the plastidip was to remove the shiny surface (which the vapor smoothing will enhance) and give it more of a stock look. If I end up doing it I will share the results. thank you for your tips!
 
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The popsocket thing threw me for a bit and then I remembered what they were. Even though I don't have your model of car, I appreciate it when people share these designs with everyone else.

I wish I was skilled enough to make an integrated tablet holder for my F56.
Check thingieverse, there might be one already. I actually found mounts for newer model but not mine, thats why I built it.
 
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Got 3 of these printed, 2 for our MINIs and one spare. Let me say, they are great. They snap in very firmly, and seem to hold the phone very securely. Thanks for designing that and sharing it.



For those that don't know, the button itself stays on the dash, the trim ring does need to be removed but it pulls straight off. This snaps in around the button.


If you have a cellphone with a pop socket, this is a great addition for mounting your phone out of the way of things.
 
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