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Since uploading the original video on Instagram on August 2nd, we've received thousands of messages asking us to release the design! We love Open Source projects, so we naturally wanted to release our original model! The only problem was, it turned out there were a LOT of different phone types! Like, a LOT.
"...i have a bq aquaris E5 , and i am really interested too (i am of spain)"
"...please make one for Galaxy J5 please thx"
"...make for Sony Xperia m4 aqua please"
We decided the best (and most efficient!) way to address this was to create a brand new parametric model, one that could be remixed easily to create any kind of phone case with just a few tweaks! Using Thingiverse's Customizer, you can input your phone's dimensions and features, and the case will print perfect just for you!
This is still a Work-In-Progress, so we expect to be patching bugs and adding features over the coming days and weeks. This is also our first time using Customizer on such a large scale, so let us know if you run into any problems generating a case for your phone type!
We're thrilled and humbled by the community response to this model, and want to thank everyone who wanted to download a copy! We can't wait to see all the Makes and Remixes of our design!
-- 3D Central
We've included the .STL of the model used in the original video (with the painted buttons), which is made for an iPhone 5S. This version has not been made for any other phone, and was only made as a single prototype. We're still releasing it for download in case anyone wants to remix or adapt it for any other phones! It's a remix of the awesome design by ChrisIntravaia; be sure to check it out!
Recommended 3D Printer, Filament and Tools/Accessories
The 3DC team has been 3D Printing since 2011. Here is a little standard toolkit of our picks for all the basics to make most of our designs! The filament is in black by default, but Hatchbox is our go-to supplier. Thanks again for checking out our page!
Hatchbox ABS 1.75mm: (https://amzn.to/2OMHBUR)
Hatchbox PLA 1.75mm (Black): https://amzn.to/2DMd4Fw
Lulzbot TAZ 6: https://amzn.to/2S2Ms6q
UP Mini 2: https://amzn.to/2RWIbRU
Flexcut Knife: https://amzn.to/2DN9b3m
Kevlar Gloves (Med): https://amzn.to/2qTtIL7
Alternative Glove: https://amzn.to/2FCkEnX
Super Glue: https://amzn.to/2qJDP54
How to Design and Print!
Using Customizer, input your phone's dimensions in millimeters, including length, width, depth, camera window placement and spacing, etc.
Customizer opens with the dimensions/camera placement of an iPhone 6 already populated.
Once you have measured your phone and populated all the fields, click 'CREATE THING' to create a new derivative, which will be custom made for your phone! This will automatically generate all the .stl files you need to print!
To print, make sure you download the following .stl files for your case:
You also need these files, which are the same for every phone type:
Common phones have already been included, and new ones will be added as they are generated!
We've included several premade models under the 'Thing Files' tab. You can find several common phone types there, including:
iPhone 6 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The following files are custom for each phone type:
The following files are generic, and are used for every phone type:
We'll be adding to these models as we expand our collection!
To assemble the GO Case, print the lid and aimer both flat.
The case pieces both print upright, and are made to simply snap together! This friction fit joint works well with ABS filament, but may not work as well with PLA. For a firm connection, you can use a hammer on the edges to join the two pieces. You can also add a little glue if you want it to really be super snug.
The hinges are a print-in-place model (use ABS filament for the hinge, PLA seems to work poorly for pins in our experience), and can be printed in one piece! The button latch slides down and acts as a lock, to keep the lid securely shut when the case is in your backpack or pocket! Place the Lock Pin, long side down, in the insert in the Case Top, and glue the Button to the protruding piece of the Lock Pin.
Once everything is printed, glue some 1/4" x 1/16" magnets into the voids in the case, which will allow it to snap shut when closed. Some super glue in the hole will keep the magnets securely in place.
Snap the hinges into the lid and the combined case pieces, and snap the aimer into the case. That's it! Now you're ready to GO!