Printed my own Sleeve

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Absrnd, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Absrnd macrumors regular

    Absrnd

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    I believe this is where the future lies, when you buy a iPhone, you make your own custom accessories.

    I bought an Ultimaker 3D printer a while ago, exactly for these kind of things.
    as I always like to make my own cases for the iPhone, and for the iPhone 5, I gave it the 3D print treatment.

    I was inspired by the Miniot case (their cases are a piece of art btw), and drew the shapes in Rhino3D, and printed it in PLA.

    There is a soft liner on the inside, and iPhone fits really snug :)

    Next is a dock for the iPhone with lightning cable holder.

    Enjoy :)

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  2. jargon51 macrumors 6502

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    Wow that is pretty sweet. you should sell them, I would gladly buy one if the price is right.

    Great work
     
  3. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    Nice. How much did it cost to make it yourself? (material, time, electricity)
     
  4. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    That's beautiful! I don't even use a case, but I'd make an exception for that one. Nice job.
     
  5. neu macrumors newbie

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    +1
     
  6. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    looks nice ... however is there a possible issue with the phone falling out?
     
  7. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    I'd think you might want a slot at the end to plug headphones in (slot vs hole so you can slide it out without disconnecting)
     
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  9. Absrnd thread starter macrumors regular

    Absrnd

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    The iPhone fits in tight, and no chance of falling out :)

    The case still has a little flexibility, maybe I will try with a 3mm wall thickness, instead of the 2mm now.

    and maybe add a slot for the headphones.
     

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