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Posted by: Evan0 Apr 30 2017, 07:49 PM

I wanted to share my design for a 3D printed ash tray phone holder. The other designs I've seen tend to use a gripping type mount. I use a magnetic mount in my daily driver and thought that my 914 should have the same convenience.

Instead of trying to solve the problem of the mount, this ash tray is more of a mount for a mount. It emulates the fitting pattern found on many mounts designed for air vents. It should work with any mount you find that claims to work on air vents.

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Here's a picture of the finished version compared with the unfinished version.

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The model and instructions can be found on http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2285940 Feedback is welcome and appreciated.

*EDIT*
Raw unpainted 3d printed ones will be $25 shipped anywhere in the US, and painted ones will be $65 shipped anywhere in the US. Payment methods accepted are Paypal, Venmo, and Square Cash. Sorry, I can't take anything else. The actual mount isn't included, You can get any variety of round air vent mounts off Amazon. For example, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CJ54SBK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJE1SG8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Interested List

Jeff Bowlsby- 1x Raw - Shipped
C-Ya MK - 1x Raw - Shipped
r_towle?
abes914?
wes - 1x Raw - Ready to Ship
BENBRO02 - 1x Raw - Shipped
clapeza - 1x Raw - Shipped
theer - 2x Raw - Shipped
RickS - 1x Raw - Ready to Ship
Jett - 1x Finished - Shipped
ThunderbirdDrive - 1x Raw - Shipped
Hoppie944s2 - 1x Raw - Ready to Ship
Flmont = 1x Finished - Shipped
RAX 914 = 1x Raw - Shipped
Mowog4 - 1x Finished - Shipped
rktmn247 - 1x Raw - Shipped
Harpo - 1x Raw - Shipped
Camaro Mike - 1x Raw - Shipped
Calvinator2016 - 1x Raw - Shipped
JHop - 1x Raw - Shipped
Philip W. - 1x Finished - Shipped
proto31 - 1x Raw - Shipped
malcolm2 - 1x Raw - Shipped
Morrie - 1x Raw - Shipped
porsche913b_sp - 1x Raw - Shipped
scott_in_nh - 1x Raw - Shipped
ConeDodger - 1x Finished - Shipped

Posted by: larryM Apr 30 2017, 10:08 PM

cool!
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was thinking about how to do that just a few days ago

see my CHEAP_ EASY alternative post on page 3 of this thread

(look at all 4 pictures before you attack)

Posted by: McMark May 1 2017, 07:39 AM

Nice surface finish. Sanded and painted? Looks great.

Posted by: Evan0 May 1 2017, 09:34 AM

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Nice surface finish. Sanded and painted? Looks great.


Lots of primer, sanding, and paint.

Posted by: Andyrew May 1 2017, 10:00 AM

Big fan of magnetic mounts for phones. Have one in my daily and love it.

Great looking solution!

Posted by: Jeff Bowlsby May 1 2017, 11:49 AM

How much and where do I send payment for you to make me one?

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Posted by: barefoot May 1 2017, 03:11 PM

QUOTE(Jeff Bowlsby @ May 1 2017, 01:49 PM) *

How much and where do I send payment for you to make me one?

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You may get many requests for one of these, let us know
Barefoot

Posted by: C-Ya MK May 1 2017, 06:50 PM

I'm interested

Posted by: r_towle May 1 2017, 07:14 PM

me too!

I have a general question. I grew up with a NO magnets near computers.
Its how we erased hard drives as the final step.

So, what is different here? Why does this not wack out the phone, screen, gps etc?

Posted by: mepstein May 1 2017, 07:22 PM

QUOTE(r_towle @ May 1 2017, 09:14 PM) *

me too!

I have a general question. I grew up with a NO magnets near computers.
Its how we erased hard drives as the final step.

So, what is different here? Why does this not wack out the phone, screen, gps etc?

I looked that up a little while ago and the general consensus is the magnet won't hurt the phone. Surprised me.

Posted by: Andyrew May 1 2017, 08:16 PM

Been using mine for 2.5 years. No issues with the phone.

Posted by: abes914 May 1 2017, 10:21 PM

QUOTE(r_towle @ May 1 2017, 06:14 PM) *

me too!

I have a general question. I grew up with a NO magnets near computers.
Its how we erased hard drives as the final step.

So, what is different here? Why does this not wack out the phone, screen, gps etc?


I think it's because smart phones uses Newer hard drive technology--solid state rather than the old hard drive technology with mechanical arm and magnetic charge.

I am also interested in getting one.

Posted by: Evan0 May 2 2017, 09:28 AM

Wow, I didn't expect this much interest in this. Raw unpainted 3d printed ones will be $25 shipped anywhere in the US, and painted ones will be $65 shipped anywhere in the US. It takes about 12 hours to print each one, and even longer to post process to the surface finish in my photos. So it may take a few days for them to be ready. Let me know if you're still interested.

Posted by: wes May 2 2017, 11:34 AM

$25 bucks, I'm in!

Posted by: BENBRO02 May 2 2017, 12:35 PM

For $25 I'd like one too.

Posted by: Jeff Bowlsby May 2 2017, 01:37 PM

I'm in for a finished one. Just advise when and where to send $.

Thx!

Posted by: Andyrew May 2 2017, 01:53 PM

To be clear, does the prices include the Pictek magnet?


Just curious, my dash design cant use this.

Posted by: Evan0 May 2 2017, 02:46 PM

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To be clear, does the prices include the Pictek magnet?


Just curious, my dash design cant use this.


Sorry, I should have made it clear that its just the ash tray. You can get any variety of round air vent mounts off Amazon.

Posted by: clapeza May 2 2017, 03:41 PM

I'm interested in a $25 raw, unfinished one.

Great work!

Posted by: theer May 2 2017, 03:48 PM

I'll take two - unfinished, please.

Let me know where to send $

Posted by: RickS May 2 2017, 11:27 PM

Very nice work. I would take an unfinished one. Where to send $?

Posted by: Jett May 2 2017, 11:36 PM

I'll take one finished please. These are amazing!

Posted by: r_towle May 3 2017, 01:05 PM

could you post a picture of what is included?

Rich

Posted by: ThunderbirdDrive May 3 2017, 08:48 PM

I'm interested in a finished. Looks great!

Posted by: Evan0 May 3 2017, 10:23 PM

QUOTE(r_towle @ May 3 2017, 12:05 PM) *

could you post a picture of what is included?

Rich


Here's a picture of the finished version compared with the unfinished version. Doesn't come with the mount, you can pick one of the many round air vent mounts of your choice.

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Posted by: Hoppie944s2 May 5 2017, 02:41 PM

ill take an unfinished one

Posted by: Jeff Bowlsby May 5 2017, 06:32 PM

QUOTE(Jeff Bowlsby @ May 2 2017, 12:37 PM) *

I'm in for a finished one. Just advise when and where to send $.

Thx!


On second thought, I will order an unfinished version.

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Posted by: ThunderbirdDrive May 5 2017, 06:58 PM

Wow after seeing those pics I'll switch to unfinished please. Wow, great work there.

Posted by: Rand May 5 2017, 08:07 PM

QUOTE(r_towle @ May 1 2017, 05:14 PM) *

I grew up with a NO magnets near computers. Its how we erased hard drives as the final step.

So, what is different here? Why does this not wack out the phone, screen, gps etc?

Magnetic storage media was the only thing vulnerable. (Well, and old tube monitors, lol. We had fun with magnets around those, but also used them to degauss and fix them.)

Hard drives and tape were magnetic media, and thus susceptible to magnetic damage. Solid state isn't. Thankfully, magnetic platters, tapes, etc., are obsolete and waning. You also don't have to worry about running modern electronics through xray and the like when you fly.

Posted by: flmont May 5 2017, 09:35 PM

QUOTE(Evan0 @ Apr 30 2017, 06:49 PM) *

I wanted to share my design for a 3D printed ash tray phone holder. The other designs I've seen tend to use a gripping type mount. I use a magnetic mount in my daily driver and thought that my 914 should have the same convenience.

Instead of trying to solve the problem of the mount, this ash tray is more of a mount for a mount. It emulates the fitting pattern found on many mounts designed for air vents. It should work with any mount you find that claims to work on air vents.

IPB Image

IPB Image

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IPB Image

Here's a picture of the finished version compared with the unfinished version.

IPB Image

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The model and instructions can be found on http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2285940 Feedback is welcome and appreciated.

*EDIT*
Raw unpainted 3d printed ones will be $25 shipped anywhere in the US, and painted ones will be $65 shipped anywhere in the US. The actual mount isn't included, You can get any variety of round air vent mounts off Amazon. For example, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CJ54SBK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJE1SG8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Interested List

Jeff Bowlsby- 1x Raw - In Production
C-Ya MK - 1x Raw - In Production
r_towle?
abes914?
wes - 1x Raw - In Production
BENBRO02 - 1x Raw - In Production
clapeza - 1x Raw
theer - 2x Raw
RickS - 1x Raw
Jett - 1x Finished
ThunderbirdDrive - 1x Raw
Hoppie944s2 - 1x Raw
Flmont =1 raw


Posted by: RAX 914 May 5 2017, 09:44 PM

I'd like 1 unfinished one, please.

Posted by: flmont May 5 2017, 10:25 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ May 5 2017, 08:35 PM) *

QUOTE(Evan0 @ Apr 30 2017, 06:49 PM) *

I wanted to share my design for a 3D printed ash tray phone holder. The other designs I've seen tend to use a gripping type mount. I use a magnetic mount in my daily driver and thought that my 914 should have the same convenience.

Instead of trying to solve the problem of the mount, this ash tray is more of a mount for a mount. It emulates the fitting pattern found on many mounts designed for air vents. It should work with any mount you find that claims to work on air vents.

IPB Image

IPB Image

IPB Image

IPB Image

Here's a picture of the finished version compared with the unfinished version.

IPB Image

IPB Image

The model and instructions can be found on http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2285940 Feedback is welcome and appreciated.

*EDIT*
Raw unpainted 3d printed ones will be $25 shipped anywhere in the US, and painted ones will be $65 shipped anywhere in the US. The actual mount isn't included, You can get any variety of round air vent mounts off Amazon. For example, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CJ54SBK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJE1SG8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Interested List

Jeff Bowlsby- 1x Raw - In Production
C-Ya MK - 1x Raw - In Production
r_towle?
abes914?
wes - 1x Raw - In Production
BENBRO02 - 1x Raw - In Production
clapeza - 1x Raw
theer - 2x Raw
RickS - 1x Raw
Jett - 1x Finished
ThunderbirdDrive - 1x Raw
Hoppie944s2 - 1x Raw
Flmont =1 finished




Posted by: Evan0 May 8 2017, 12:16 PM

The first batch has shipped. Thank you to everyone.

Posted by: RAX 914 May 13 2017, 09:00 PM

I received my ash tray mount today. It's light in weight, but feels very solid and fits into the ash tray opening perfectly. Thanks Evan!

Posted by: clapeza May 13 2017, 09:11 PM

Got mine! Fits very well, nice and snug. Great job on the printing.

Any recommendations on sanding and painting? How'd you get the front face so even and smooth? Any filler, or did you just paint it and sand it down until it was smooth?

Posted by: Evan0 May 14 2017, 01:10 PM

QUOTE(clapeza @ May 13 2017, 08:11 PM) *

Got mine! Fits very well, nice and snug. Great job on the printing.

Any recommendations on sanding and painting? How'd you get the front face so even and smooth? Any filler, or did you just paint it and sand it down until it was smooth?


I sanded it down with 240 grit, 320 grit and finally 400 grit. Then it was primed with Rust-Oleum Black Sandable Primer. More sanding with 400 grit sandpaper until all surface defects have been removed. Another layer of primer, then a final sand at 600 grit. Then a coat of SEM Trim Black paint is applied. Sand away any defects with 600 grit. Apply a final coat of the SEM paint. It's a long process, the primer needs at least 24 hours to cure between sandings, and the paint need 48. The actual amount of work is only a couple hours, but lots of waiting for it to dry and cure.

Posted by: rktmn247 May 14 2017, 01:39 PM

I would like one, unfinished, if these are still available?

Posted by: Harpo May 14 2017, 02:41 PM

I would like one as well. if they are still available.

Posted by: Camaro Mike May 14 2017, 03:12 PM

I would like an unfished one as well if you're still making these. Thanks.

Posted by: Evan0 May 14 2017, 08:40 PM

QUOTE(rktmn247 @ May 14 2017, 12:39 PM) *

I would like one, unfinished, if these are still available?


Yeah, still making them. The unfinished ones have a pretty quick turn around, but finished ones take a while. I'll PM each of you individually when yours is ready to ship. Thanks.

Posted by: Jeff Bowlsby May 14 2017, 10:43 PM

Fantastic fit and manufacture. This has to be in contention for 914 product of the year...Thanks Evan!




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Posted by: Calvinator2016 May 15 2017, 11:35 AM

PM Sent for an unfinished mount.

The Kenu brand mount is small and will provide a snug fit both around the phone and into the vent or ash tray mount in this case. It will also swivel so the phone can orient in either direction. This is another alternative to the magnet style as shown earlier in the thread.


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Posted by: JHop May 15 2017, 02:56 PM

Count me in for an unfinished one! PM me when you get a chance with payment details via PayPal.

Thanks,

John

Posted by: Philip W. May 16 2017, 06:12 AM

I'd like a finished version please PM with detail for payment -

Dr. Phil

and a bit more info on brands and location to purchase the required magnetic mounts, I have not shopped these and am not familiar with who carries the one you have pictured at beginning of the thread,

Posted by: theer May 16 2017, 07:13 AM

Mine came yesterday. Looks great. Highly recommend.

Posted by: Evan0 May 16 2017, 09:58 AM

QUOTE(Philip W. @ May 16 2017, 05:12 AM) *

I'd like a finished version please PM with detail for payment -

Dr. Phil

and a bit more info on brands and location to purchase the required magnetic mounts, I have not shopped these and am not familiar with who carries the one you have pictured at beginning of the thread,


There is a week+ lead time on the finished version, I'll PM you when its ready to ship. As for where to get the mounts. Here are a few examples from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CJ54SBK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJE1SG8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 And a much more expensive for no reason version from Best Buy. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/logitech---trip-universal-air-vent-mount-silver/6664126.p?skuId=6664126 They are pretty common, most places that have phone accessories will have one version or another.

Posted by: proto31 May 16 2017, 11:55 AM

I'll take an unfinished one smile.gif

I'll send you a pm

Dan

Posted by: malcolm2 May 16 2017, 12:04 PM

QUOTE(Evan0 @ May 14 2017, 09:40 PM) *

QUOTE(rktmn247 @ May 14 2017, 12:39 PM) *

I would like one, unfinished, if these are still available?


Yeah, still making them. The unfinished ones have a pretty quick turn around, but finished ones take a while. I'll PM each of you individually when yours is ready to ship. Thanks.



So you have shipped a batch.... are you taking orders for batch 2? Add an unfinished one for me.

Clark


Just had a thought....maybe V2?

could you hollow out the back (like an ashtray)? Maybe not as big as an ashtray, but great place to stick my change.

Posted by: Evan0 May 16 2017, 02:38 PM

QUOTE(malcolm2 @ May 16 2017, 11:04 AM) *

QUOTE(Evan0 @ May 14 2017, 09:40 PM) *

QUOTE(rktmn247 @ May 14 2017, 12:39 PM) *

I would like one, unfinished, if these are still available?


Yeah, still making them. The unfinished ones have a pretty quick turn around, but finished ones take a while. I'll PM each of you individually when yours is ready to ship. Thanks.



So you have shipped a batch.... are you taking orders for batch 2? Add an unfinished one for me.

Clark


Just had a thought....maybe V2?

could you hollow out the back (like an ashtray)? Maybe not as big as an ashtray, but great place to stick my change.


It's not really made in batches, they are produced on order. But, I ship them out in batches. I've added you to the list. I'll look into adding some space behind so it can used as a tray. Thanks for the input.

Posted by: malcolm2 May 16 2017, 02:43 PM

thanks, let me know when and how to pay.

Clark

Posted by: Morrie May 19 2017, 11:20 AM

Hi Evan,

I have a spare ash tray I was just looking at the other day to try and modify. I'd much rather have one of your unfinished mounts. Let me know.

Morrie

P.S.- yuck, only 7 posts, makes me look like a spammer or something. Just got the 914 but have had 911s, 912, 944, 924S, etc... check my rep on the bird or 912bbs.org if concerned. (I am not 914-smart enough to post here yet, just reading and learning!)

Posted by: porsche913b_sp May 19 2017, 09:33 PM

Hello, I would like a unfinished one please. I will PM you.

Thank you

Ted

Posted by: malcolm2 May 22 2017, 11:27 AM

BTW, I ran across the clips on GROUPON. They have a huge selection, mainly the magnetic type. But they are all on sale, I don't remember seeing any that were over $13.

Looking forward to giving this baby a try.

Posted by: larryM May 22 2017, 11:29 AM

here's an easy & cheap alternative - a 30 minute job

look at all 4 pictures below

buy this on amazon & take it apart (get rid of the slot expansion section)

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Posted by: malcolm2 May 22 2017, 11:46 AM

application question:

Has anyone tried the magnetic clip using a MOPHIE? I would assume, I could just attach the metal sticker to the outside of the MOPHIE. The mophie does add some weight to the phone, I wonder how strong these magnets are. Will it hold a heavy mophie cased phone?

Posted by: scott_in_nh May 22 2017, 12:44 PM

After unsuccessfully trying to mount my magnetic clip to the vents like I do in my truck - I'm in for an unfinished one.

thanks,

Scott

Posted by: Evan0 May 23 2017, 12:36 PM

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application question:

Has anyone tried the magnetic clip using a MOPHIE? I would assume, I could just attach the metal sticker to the outside of the MOPHIE. The mophie does add some weight to the phone, I wonder how strong these magnets are. Will it hold a heavy mophie cased phone?



Sounds like that would work. The magnets are pretty strong in these mounts. Mine as held an iPad in its case.

Posted by: malcolm2 Jul 9 2017, 07:44 AM

I know NOTHING about 3D printing or the material. But can anything be done about the cracking? I know these are just fun prototype type items. But it is super useful. I really do like it. I wonder about the one you sanded and painted. Is it holding up? Maybe a paint job will stop the cracking.

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Posted by: Jett Jul 9 2017, 10:08 AM

I have a finished version and it's holding up well. We just used it for a week road trip down 101 smile.gif

Posted by: ConeDodger Jul 9 2017, 12:47 PM

I'll take a finished one. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Evan0 Jul 9 2017, 11:32 PM

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I know NOTHING about 3D printing or the material. But can anything be done about the cracking? I know these are just fun prototype type items. But it is super useful. I really do like it. I wonder about the one you sanded and painted. Is it holding up? Maybe a paint job will stop the cracking.



The material is ABS plastic so a tiny drop of acetone or plastic model glue will dissolve the plastic a bit and fuse it together. Painting them tend to make 3D prints a tad stronger as the paint will help the layers adhere to each other better. Hope that helps. Let me know if you need more help with it.

Posted by: ConeDodger Jul 23 2017, 02:51 PM

I went shopping for the actual mount today and I found one that is pretty much perfect. My main complaint about these things is that the slightest speedbump or pot hole and your cell phone and mount are bouncing around your ankles.

This is the Scosche MagicMount Vent Pro. I got it at AT&T but it is probably available online for less. I paid $29 + tax... It is on there for good!


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Posted by: ConeDodger Jul 23 2017, 03:09 PM

Mounted and doing the job! biggrin.gif


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