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3D Printing with SketchUp by Marcus Ritland

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Chapter 6. Designing a Phone Cradle

Do you know that feeling when you're watching a video on your smartphone or tablet, and you'd like to place it down, but then it's hard to view, so you end up holding it anyway? Or you're video chatting and need both hands to show how something works, but you can't do so. These are prime examples when a phone cradle can come in handy.

In this chapter, we'll design a cartoon jet phone cradle. This one will be a hit with the kids and a great learning experience for anyone learning how to design for 3D printing.

We will learn about saving time by designing half of a model and then mirroring the remaining part to finish quickly. We will discuss iterating the design, printing text in the model, and how to use the ...

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