Fully 3D Printed Cassette Player Phone Mount!

in #diy24 days ago

Happy Labor Day!

What's up everyone? I hope you all had an amazing Labor Day weekend. Mine was very stressful due to some things going on in my personal life, but I still made the best of it. I spent time working on my car and fixed a few problems. I learned that older BMW parts are insanely expensive and you should get small things from a junk yard. I still have to get a motor for the driver side power window and it will be all good! Now that I'm driving my 1998 BMW 328ic on the daily, I figured it was time I get a phone mount.

Buy one? Nope. I have a 3D printer and by now you all know I love to make shit. Off to thingiverse I went looking for a fully printable solution. I couldn't really find anything I liked or that I thought would work well so I went looking specifically for a cassette player insert. I'm literally never going to use the cassette player so it makes perfect sense. I found a cassette insert with a ball for mounting. I wasn't sure how big the ball was but I took a chance and printed it.

The next step was finding a phone mount that had a ball mount attachment. There was only 1 or 2 choices so I picked the one I liked more. Printed both of them and got to work.

Here are the mount pieces fresh out of the freezer. Pro tip: if printing on glass, pop the bed off and put in the freezer for 10 minutes. The print will in most cases pop right off.

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Here's the cassette insert and the cleaned up mount pieces.

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Time to assemble!

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I put the mount pieces together and went to snap it onto the ball mount....

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And of course the ball was about 1mm too big so it broke the clips... Superglue to the rescue!

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Superglued the shit out of it and added 2 hair ties for better grip on the phone.

Time for the test!

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It fits perfectly and hold the phone no problem! So functional!

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Here's a couple angles so you can fully appreciate it. Please ignore my car trash bag.

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I'm sad I had to superglue the shit out of it but I managed to get the perfect fit and angle. Fuck being able to move it. It works fine just the way it is!

The timelapses are kinda terrible but I still love them.

I forgot to change the settings on Octolapse so they're kinda in slow motion.

Thanks for reading/watching.

Have a great night.

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Another great project. You have great creativity, congratulations! Very cool to follow your work.

Thanks! I love making stuff.

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