My latest creation: The iRest

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by cambookpro, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Before you scoff at these pics, this stand was thought and made by a 12-year old. I just wanted to share and get opinions! :)
    Place your orders before they sell out! Lol, j/k :D
    It was designed for the iPhone, but ended up fitting the iPad better! However it is compatible with all iPhones, iPod touches, iPads and iPod Classics. The nano slips through the charging port! Anyway, pics:

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  2. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    That's cool, how'd you do it? How'd you do the text? It looks legit.
     
  3. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    Great WorK. I thought this was going to be lame but I am impressed.
     
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    Agreed! No scoffing here at all, I like it :)
     
  5. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Hey, I'm glad you all like it :D (I'm the one who made it here!)

    I made it at school using a laser etcher and bending some acrylic. The font is Myriad Pro :D
     
  6. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Anymore feedback? :D

    I think I'm gonna make a black one next year. And fix some faults, like the charging port is too big and the cable doesn't fit.
     
  7. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

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    I like the idea/design and think you should take it to a professional fabricator and make 1,000 of them and throw up a website, etsy or eBay store and see how sales go. Might have to ask your parents for a small loan though but the payoff could be huge! If you could get them made for say $5/each and sell them for $30/each you're looking at a potential profit of $25K. You would of course need to deduct website/store/misc fees.
     
  8. vincenz macrumors 601

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    That's pretty neat. I'm guessing you go to architecture/design school?
     
  9. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    that's pretty legit! If you could put LEDs behind the "iRest" text and make them change colours in sync to music or something...THAT'd be awesome. But that's just an idea :p
     
  10. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the positive comments!

    And I dot go to design school, just a school with a good design department!
     
  11. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Lol I quickly asked a couple of fabricators if they could do this, awaiting response :D
     
  12. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    Neat concept. A few lessons in photography might be in order...:D
     
  13. coasterider macrumors regular

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    How did you get rid of the burn marks?
     
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  15. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Maybe he sanded them away? Good question.
     
  16. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    There weren't any burn marks when I took it out, don't know why, special type of acrylic?

    @ScubaCinci: I was at a friends house so I quickly snapped some with my iP4… may have to figure out how to use the flash properly :D
     
  17. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    That's sweet. It's like a cookbook holder kinda! LOL.

    Do you think it would work better if it leaned back a bit more?
     
  18. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I don't know, would it then slip off?
     
  19. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    Idk? LOL. It seems that completely upright it might tip forward? No?
     
  20. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    In practice it seems to work ok :)
     
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    Lol maybe I should start mass producing them! :D
     
  23. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    I'll take a pink one! :)
     
  24. coasterider macrumors regular

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    What settings did you use?
     
  25. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I don't know, I was using a programme called 2D Design on XP and a laser cutter if that helps.
     

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