Rapid Prototyping: Adjustable iPad Holder and Charger

This is an iPad 2/3 holder and charge that can be adjusted for optimal viewing angles. I designed and engineered the project in C4D, which is a great blend of tools for modeling and visualization. All that is required is an off-the-shelf Apple charging cable and a FFF printer. There are five parts: a primary adjustment dial (which also serves as the drive), a worm gear that connects to the dial and actually makes the adjustments, the cover, base, and a cable guide. The cable guide helps the design aesthetically by bringing in the second color but it also allows the user to change the type of cable (Apple now has two) based on the type of iPad they use.

Future versions will include channels for the original iPad, as well as the iPad mini, and iPhones. The finished project can be found on Thingiverse, or by clicking here!

This holder and charger is an original design.
This holder and charger is an original design.
A quick snapshot of the finished, fully adjustable iPad holder and charger
A quick snapshot of the finished, fully adjustable iPad holder and charger

 

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Adoniram

Creative director and technologist. Lover of light and maker of things!

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