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Default Yet another DIY wireless car charger

Okay, in this topic I wanna show you guys what I made....

Idea: a wireless charging dock for n5 that sits in the cup holder of my car

After a first attempt, that worked but didnt really look pretty, I decided to 3d print the dock. Problem: I dont own a 3d printer... so I was looking for a 3d printing service on the internet and found makexyz.com. I contacted a guy there, he was really helpful and 3d printed the dock for me. I had to split the dock into 2 parts, but that was no problem. Here the 3d models on sketchfab:

holder: https://sketchfab.com/show/d6ca0a0ae...d48ff1b720bcb7
base that goes into the cupholder: https://sketchfab.com/show/42dc408f7...90c66fc42ec61a

Here is the wireless charger I stole the electronics from: http://www.ebay.de/itm/161096854835

Today the parts arrived and I could finally put them together... pics attached

and a short video demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrlEOgxBo_M

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- costed about 22€ to print it
- the dimensions of the holder part are for a n5 with a spigen ultra fit case on

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- stl files: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...1/STLFiles.rar
please note: dimensions for n5 with spigen ultra fit case, the cup holder dimensions are for a seat leon 5f... most probably works with the most VWs, Seats and Skodas
- to print the holder.stl u will need to use support material
- my parts were printed using black ABS plastic
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How much did the 3D printed holder cost?
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I think that's how that quote goes.
 
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This is very slick - but I must ask, how on earth did you know the dimensions of the wireless charging PCB? I'm guessing you got the charger before hand?

I may do something very similar using some sort of clip mount rather than the cup holder base. Very classy though. I like this a lot.
 
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Costed about 22€

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This is very slick - but I must ask, how on earth did you know the dimensions of the wireless charging PCB? I'm guessing you got the charger before hand?

I may do something very similar using some sort of clip mount rather than the cup holder base. Very classy though. I like this a lot.
Yes, i had the charger before i designed the parts... created a sketch of it based on a photo

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this is really great !!!!

Thanx for posting the details ... ive got a 3D printer myself .... so i will test the files

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??? could you maybe send me a link to the STL-file or send me the STL-files ?
 
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this is really great !!!!

Thanx for posting the details ... ive got a 3D printer myself .... so i will test the files

c.u.

??? could you maybe send me a link to the STL-file or send me the STL-files ?
Can post them in op when im home, gotta say that dimensions are for the phone with a spigen ultra fit case on


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Can post them in op when im home, gotta say that dimensions are for the phone with a spigen ultra fit case on


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I think I will maybe do the same. The guy I found using your website is charging $0.50/cm³ (^3) so I'm not sure if that's cheap or expensive. Just need to provide them the STL file

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Any chance to fit nexus wireless chargers on one of those 3D printed cradles ?

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Any chance to fit nexus wireless chargers on one of those 3D printed cradles ?

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not sure, i dont know how they look on the inside

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