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3D printed Supercharger for my BB :-)

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  1. rog

    rog Member

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    Hi there - soon-to-be 70D owner here. Besides that, I'm also a mobile phone freak, and tinkerer with everything related to 3D printing. Latest creation: a fully working mobile phone Tesla "Supercharger" for my BB :biggrin:
    When I get some time, I'll work on the finish - i.e. smoothing the whole thing out, and add the red part on the inside.

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    Very cool and welcome to the forums! But... a BlackBerry, really? :)
     
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    That is very cool. If you made a scale model of the s i think there would be loads of interest on these forums
     
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    Cute, but what's a BB? ;)

    Print me me one for my iPad and iPhone. *please* :)
     
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    Haha, my thoughts exactly. But very cool mini supercharger. . Hope you share any other tesla 3d printed things you come up with.
     
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    Thanks guys!

    re BB: there are still companies that only allow those devices to be used to connect to the corporate network The good thing is that my mini supercharger does not have a proprietary connector, it works with pretty much any phone ( except the one from that other company that uses proprietary connectors too )

    Cheers,
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    I believe there would be a strong market for this
     
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    I agree with everyone else. I would buy a few, once the colors are set and so on. Mine need lightening connectors, though. Wouldn't it be great to have a set of connectors to a hub, enclosed like the transformer cabinets of Superchargers, and parking spaces around the terminals in which to park the phones, tablets, etc. Oh, and we need one for a watch too, so the Apple Watches, various Androids, etc can also have their parking spaces. I'd use lots of extra space, but I'd love it. Then it needs a small app to help find which 'supercharger' is charging a particular device, mimicking the My Tesla app.

    We could get quite ridiculous, but then that's the idea!
     
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    image.jpg From Evannex article of a picture from a desk at Tesla Fremont factory. LOVE IT! I think you could really sell a lot of these as well as charging Tesla S model stations. Go for it!
     
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    someone was selling a set of these awhile ago. I also happen to know a certain princess was rocking one ;)
     
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    Well don't keep the info a secret. Reveal all!
     
  12. rog

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    Insider info? :tongue:

    Darn it, and I thought I was the first one to think of this :biggrin: Thanks for posting this, I indeed was kind of assuming that someone at Tesla (or somewhere else) must have thought of this before!

    Love the idea! If I only had enough time at hand...

    I'll do a test run using laser sintering and see how it turns out. Other materials would be cool to try as well (think about stainless steel..)
     
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    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Not possible. I'm An Outsider :)
     
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    Tell all or it didn't occur.
     
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    it looks like the charging cord is just threaded through the model. Should be possible to have the user supply the cord.
     
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    I actually have 2 versions, one consists of 2 halves that need to be glued together ( the cord is just sandwiched in ), the one shown above is a full model where the cord is threaded through. Involves cutting the cord and solder it back together, since the plug is too big to thread it through.
     
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    I'm sure @artsci will figure out how to get the Tesla logo to light up. :)
     
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    I want one!
     
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    I've heard she may be giving one away as a prize at #PartyAtPicnicCreek.
     

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