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3D Printing with SketchUp by Marcus Ritland

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Testing the printed model

The following screenshot shows the printed cradle in use:

Testing the printed model

After printing the model and testing how it works in practice, I noted the following changes that would improve the design:

  • Increasing the height and width of the tabs on the jet's tail fins to keep the phone more stable while in the landscape mode
  • Increasing the height of the base so that the charger cord doesn't bend sharply on the table
  • Making the jet exhaust clouds more realistic
  • Making the plane wings bigger so it's easier to tell what it is

Developing an improved design

Back to SketchUp we go! We'll make the changes and print an improved model. This process of refining ...

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