I mounted my iPhone to my Macbook to use Sketch Mirror as my second screen - 3d Print your own

over 1 year ago from , Senior Mobile UX - realestate.com.au

So i hold my phone when i'm designing things all the time, or rest it on my screen, a couple of days ago I got frustrated and learned to 3d model and made a mount for my iPhone6 to sit on my screen, today I open sourced it on github.

See it in action: https://twitter.com/danielwhyte/status/675130726468222977

Download the 3d Model and print it yourself (or help make it better) https://github.com/danielwhyte/phone-on-macbook-mount

19 comments

  • Eric LeClair, 8 months ago

    Awesome job! BTW, I printed out something similar: https://pinshape.com/items/22532-3d-printed-iphone-6-wall-mounted-dock - You'll find a few of these. I used Ultimaker 2 (Filament). Love to try this on a resin based printer like a Formlabs or something.

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  • Some DesignerSome Designer, 1 year ago

    or maybe just use this.

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    Also it's much healthier to check your design away from your software & monitor.

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  • Andrea MontiniAndrea Montini, 1 year ago

    Brilliant. What if you someone would Skype with you?

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  • Nate DaubertNate Daubert, 1 year ago

    You should post this to thingiverse.com

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  • Juraj IvanJuraj Ivan, 1 year ago

    Wow, that's really cool!

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  • Jonathan YapJonathan Yap, 1 year ago

    Man, why do you all cool kids get all the best toys. I wish I can find a 3D printer around me…

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  • Asher SimondsAsher Simonds, 1 year ago

    I love my Mountie for this, and it can also hold my iPad Mini, should I need it. https://tenonedesign.com/mountie.php

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    • Marcus AlbenyMarcus Albeny, 1 year ago (edited 1 year ago )

      Asher, does it work fine? No risks of having the ipad weight damaging the mbp screen lid?

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      • Ed AdamsEd Adams, 1 year ago

        Glad I'm not the only one who has this concern. I wish it clipped on at the bottom or something, where the hinge is most likely stronger.

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        • Asher SimondsAsher Simonds, 1 year ago

          It could clip on the bottom of the mac as the rubber grip pads are replaceable on both sides. Trouble is the device leverage is gone as normally it would swing to the side where the display is. On the bottom it would want to swing out. If the phone is light enough the grip might hold it, but if you're interacting with it without gripping the device you could have problems. Doubt a tablet would have any chance.

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      • Asher SimondsAsher Simonds, 1 year ago

        Sorry for the late reply! The Designer News cookie is not strong enough :P

        I've used mine for months with no visible issues at all. My experience includes using phones (OnePlus One, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Sony Z5) and my iPad Mini 3.

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    • Aaron James, 1 year ago

      They are going slightly cheaper on Amazon. Just bought one. http://amzn.to/1NnbAeC

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      • Marcus AlbenyMarcus Albeny, 1 year ago

        Hi Aaron. Have you received it already? Could you share your thoughts on how it deals with the device's weight? Not the only one with this doubt as I can see. ;)

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        • Aaron James, 1 year ago

          I've used one in the past prior to purchasing it and can't wait to get my own (should be sitting on my doorstep as we speak). It holds a fair amount of weight with a tight grip. You would have no problem hanging an iPad mini on the side of your display. Anything bigger will be unwieldy. The real issue is how much weight can the hinge of your laptop display hold with the device hanging off the side, while tapping the device. My macbook holds up just fine.

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  • ProForbes WattsonProForbes Wattson, 1 year ago (edited 1 year ago )

    Nice job. Thanks for sharing. www.proforbes.com

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  • Matt CastilloMatt Castillo, 1 year ago

    This is so awesome. Nice work!

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