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iPhone 4 adapter

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by ravng, Mar 4, 2015.

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  1. ravng

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    My first attempt for a iPhone 4(and 5 if it fits) adaptor for my Roadster, fresh from my 3d printer. Fits very well.
    The original alpine iphone 3 dock connector is just hidden in the console, and the new cable just goes to a standard car charger (I only use BT for audio anyway).

    I am working to add some holder arrangement, so the phone stays in place during "fun driving" :)
     
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    The Lightning connector was introduced with the iPhone 5. The 4 and 4s have the old 30-pin connector.
     
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    You are of course quite right, I was one off.
    So this is for Iphone 5, it might fit iphone 6 :)
    Thanks for the correction.
     
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    I like it. Nice job - just one suggestion/question: Did you think of painting or printing it black? It would blend in a lot better. If you want to send one my way, I'd be happy to test it further :wink:
     
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    This is just a "draft" print.
    I have allready changed the design, and made a larger model that works like a dock. It holds my iphone 5 perfectly in place, and it is easy to insert and remove the phone.
    But I need to modify the new design a bit for a better fit into the available space.

    I do have black ABS for the printer, so I will print it in black when I am done with the design.

    I'll keep you updated, when I am happy with the design I can send you one, no problem.
     
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    #6 ravng, Mar 5, 2015
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    Here is a render of the new version, very happy with the functionality.
    I now use a white draft version. The phone is easy to insert and stays in place. Best phone holder I have ever had!

    Will share a better picture once I have compleded it in black.

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    Both versions are available at thinigiverse for those with access to a 3d printer:
    New holder: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:710124
    Adapter only: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:708088
     
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    That's pretty neat, but will it work with a case? I actually just realized you're designing for the iPhone 5. I have a 6, which is significantly wider so while I appreciate the offer of sending me one, I doubt it would work with my phone.

    Keep up the good work, though. I like it. I should take a picture of my set up, but I currently have a lightning cable coming out of that space with some extra slack. Your version is much cleaner.
     
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    Would be easy to make a wider version for iphone 6, but then I need to raise it up higher, then it will obstruct the Drive button maybe?
    I can try it out afterwards.
     
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    Final version, very happy with the result.

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    Beautiful! I love it. Clean look and very usable. Well done. I'd love try an iPhone 6 version! Send me a PM. I'll pay for shipping, materials cost, and whatever you feel is fair for your labor, of course.

    I do use this ultraslim case. I guessing that will make a slight difference:

    Tech Armor iPhone 6 SlimProtect Case Ultra Slim - White/Light Grey
     
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    Can you take a measurement of total width of the phone with the cover, as well as the thickness, and I'll have a go
     
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    Hey Shrink, you might check with your local library. I know several of them in Colorado have 3D printers. You can send in your CAD drawing in various formats, select some options, and pick up your printout a day or two later. All for free with a library card. It might be cheaper and faster to get the file from ravng than have him ship the final product.
     

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