Product Nexus 10 3D-Printed Dock

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Nov 27, 2013
What kind of prices are people getting quoted or have paid using the files? One site is telling me $96.

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    Hey all,

    I wanted to share with you my progress on a little pet project.

    Since Google never got around to releasing their charging dock for the N10, I thought I'd have a bit of a play and see if I could come up with one myself. Fortunately, having access to 3D printers at work, I can!

    It's designed to work with the fantastic Pogo charger available on Amazon:

    And I'm offering this as a free download to anyone that wants it, to go and print it themselves. File is the the widely used .stl format.

    Ignore the scummy white crap in some of the pictures - I hadn't fully cleaned it yet!







    I have designed it to work with the magnetic charger available on Amazon, and it is designed it to fit around this case, which it does:

    I am more than happy to draw up an alternate version with a thinner slot, for those who go caseless. Let me know if you would like me to draw this up!

    Notes on building it:

    • The charging port fits VERY snugly, but that's kind of the point. Once it's in, it's in!
    • The hole underneath is so you can then feed the USB cable back through the unit. It is necessary to avoid having an ugly, trailing wire.
    • Any failures, damage, mishaps, injuries or deaths that you suffer as a result of this project I claim no responsibility for, I'm just trying to help you out!

    Please let me know what you think, all feedback is welcome and I'm happy to redesign as necessary!


    If reasonably priced, I'm ready to purchase!!

    Not for sale! Up as a free download, because I'm a nice guy. :laugh:

    Just need the pogo charger from Amazon, and a friendly local 3d-print bureau.
    As an FYI -
    both UPS (in 4 pilot cities - NYC, SF, ...) and can quote you to print it
    Both quotes are in the neighborhood of $200-250...

    So yeah - i think its a great idea, but one would have to really put on a thinking cap in order to hollow out/redesign it in a way to use far less material. to get it down to what I would think is a reasonable price point (~$50)
    can you convert it to STEP file or IGS?

    It looks great. But why create it so thick? Wouldn't it print faster and cheaper if this is thin-wall out? Maybe create a screw slot to screw in a metal plate to make it feel more solid.

    How much did it cost you to print that? I don't see how the Pogo cable get fix in so it won't move around.

    IGES & STEP formats now up.
    Hey, thank you for this! I had started to model one but wasn't making good progress then I saw this and it is perfect! I just got a Makerbot Replicator 2 for the Robotics Club at my school and my teacher said he would start the print before he left school today, but in the software for it, we chose to do a hexagonal infill to save time and filament but it is still estimated to take 6 hours. I hope it will not be too light due to it being hollow, but I will post pictures and impressions tomorrow. Thank you again!