Universal Phone Mount

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Description:
Hi Cad Crowd!

We're in need of adjusting one of the components of our product. We have an existing 3D model that we need adjusted. We are keeping the same top and bottom connection the same. The basic design is similar to a standard universal phone mount for a car. We want to use the same mechanism as shown in the pictures and then adjust it to our requirements.

The system will be 3 major components.

Part 1: Back piece that has top connection and bottom connection which won't be changed much except for the width. This area will be where the gears/spring/everything sits on.

Part 2: This will be the two "wing walls" that extrude left and right that will be sat on the back plate area.

Part 3: Will enclose this area and have a bottom stub where the phones sit.

We play on adding some little foam on the front of part 3 and on the insides of the wing walls.

We think that the gear mechanism can be reduced in size and that we can flip it so that they sit above the wing walls (and in the center of the system).
Wants:
We need a working model that we can possibly 3D print. The more detail the better. I have rough dimensions attached and a file so you can adjust that and meet the requirements
Don't Wants:
Very basic designs, too conceptual, need something that will actually work.
Software:
  1. SolidWorks
  2. Other 3D modeling programs for 3d printing

Entries

1st Winner
#24 phone mount by RBLdesign
Feb 11, 2017 21:10
#25 Universal Phone Mount V4 by N-Design
This time the design uses only 3 printable parts as you mentioned in the description.
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Feb 11, 2017 22:03
#6 Universal Phone Mount V1 by N-Design
Feb 7, 2017 8:06
#15 universal phone mount redesigned by MR. CAD DESIGNS
Feb 8, 2017 15:55
#20 Universal phone mount v2 by MR. CAD DESIGNS
My 2nd and final submission. Full working mechanism with perfect fit to the funnel.
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Feb 9, 2017 7:24
#21 Funnel phone holder by ODBDesign
Please see attached for final design. All design parameters should be met. Please rate and give feedback. Regards
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Feb 9, 2017 13:15
#4 Phone Holder by ODBDesign
Please view the attached images, rate, and send me a review. Regards
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Feb 6, 2017 21:43
#7 universal phone mount by RBLdesign
Hi. Sorry for the unprofessional presentation. The deadline is too short. I just run out the time. I hope you will get the ideea anyway.
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Feb 7, 2017 20:52
#11 Universal Mobile Casing by Mahbub
More details are provided on demand. Design might be changed.
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Feb 8, 2017 7:56
#14 Phone Holder by ODBDesign
Added fixtures. Internal design remains.
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Feb 8, 2017 14:54
#16 Universal Phone Mount V2 by N-Design
hi, I have modified the first design, this time the parts will snap together during assembly without screws. let me know what do you think. thanks.
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Feb 8, 2017 16:51
#18 Universal Phone Mount V3 by N-Design
Feb 8, 2017 22:13
#22 Universal Phone Mount by hassairi2
Feb 11, 2017 7:23
#12 OK Case by francess
OK is just a sample text, not a product's brand or company name.
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Feb 8, 2017 8:28
#13 Universal Phone Mount by Bespoke CAD Services
Hi. Please take a look on my development of that project. I hope you like it.
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Feb 8, 2017 14:30
#1 Phone holder by Flaviano Crespi
Feb 5, 2017 21:20
#2 Phone holder by Flaviano Crespi
Declined
Phone holder images
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Feb 5, 2017 21:25
#17 Phone Mount Concept by Jinen Sheth
Feb 8, 2017 18:17

Discussion

ODBDesign

Designer

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:52:09 +0000
Good in your head is one thing. Getting your hands on many of these products and testing them is completely different. I know i wouldn't want my $500+ dollar phone in most of these holders. Hold your phone with fingers where your contact points are and then move the contact points further up and shake your hands, tell me the higher up grip isn't more stable.

RBLdesign

Designer

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:42:21 +0000
Thanks Adam. Let`s meet all again in the rail contest. :))
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:31:02 +0000
LOL RBL, we trust you ! Nice work from you and everyone in this contest.
Good Luck !

RBLdesign

Designer

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:19:11 +0000
Heeey, open topic, love it. Guys you must admit that my design is the best. :))) we are out of contest so i can share things. Is no gear mechanism exept the lock teeth, but that not transfer any movement, half of the sliding wing stay inside when its fully open, the unlock button is down so is accsessible even when is a fat phone in the holder, the angle between the sliding part of the wing and the gripping part is not 90 degree but less with 3 degree on each side so the phone is not holded actually by the gripping force of the rubber or foam but more by the closing geometry of the wings. Trust me, I`m an engineer. :))))

N-Design

Designer

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:28:02 +0000
Hi ODB.
Actually, he will add foam to the phone mount, almost all design will have a good grip. The most important thing in this design is the wing walls stability when they are fully opened. if they are not stable, you will have a larger chance of damaging the inner components while closing the wing walls. i see a lot of designs here don't respect that.

RBLdesign

Designer

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:09:16 +0000
Hi ODB. 12 mm of side and bottom grip should be enough for any phone available on the market. ex. iphone 7mm, note7 8mm. and most of them have rounded sides so the contact surface is on the middle of side at 3.5mm, 4mm from the face. is enough room even if the phone is covered with case.

ODBDesign

Designer

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:37:51 +0000
As a side note before choosing, having worked for several years in a store that sells motoring accessories including a large range of phone holders. All of the designs with the fins right at the bottom will not grip as well as if the fins are higher up. Also the majority of bottom lips for support are way too thin, and fail to leave a gap in the center for if you wanted to plug a charger in at the same time as being on the holder. Just my 2 cents.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:51:47 +0000
I've attached our funnel that we currently use. Please use that for reference.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:51:19 +0000
We only need the top and bottom part to be the same. The middle area can be adjusted to our requested design. We don't need to use the existing sides/top hat of the drawing.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:48:15 +0000
Can you make it so the parts snap together during assembly rather than screws?
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:46:27 +0000
We need it to fit onto our funnel, so the top and bottom connections need to be the same
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:45:44 +0000
How will the face attach to the system?
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:41:41 +0000
Yes we need it to fit our existing mount. We don't necessarily need the exact mechanism. We actually would like something much more simple. We are open to ideas as long as it fits all phones and looks good!

MR. CAD DESIGNS

Designer

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:45:09 +0000
Hi preston

What if I fully designed the parts with complete mechanism. do want to look at it?
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:31:24 +0000
Hi Preston,
Are the photos just examples of typical phone mounts or do they show a mechanism that you want to use in a new shape of your own?
The line drawings seem to be from different designs. One shows the wider portion at the top, whereas the other shows the wider portion at the bottom.The drawing with wider portion at the top also shows protruding features at top and bottom - what are these?
Could you please clarify, thanks. Neil

MR. CAD DESIGNS

Designer

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 03:59:16 +0000
So, what exactly needed is a 3d printable working design - for the given purpose. Wait till late evening (IST) and u will have it perfectly as u need.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:07:08 +0000
Yes we are looking for a simple design that works for the intended purposes.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:51:19 +0000
Do you also need the gearing re-designed to make it smaller and simpler?
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 01:19:41 +0000
The project has been prepaid, please let me know if you have any questions!
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 01:00:47 +0000
As soon as you prepay, we'll get to work on that.

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