3d modeling assignment
The Retro Phone Cradle was designed as a part of a 3d modeling assignment. The final product must follow the 5-3-2-1 rule: 5 total parts, 3 manufactured parts, 2 purchased parts, and 1 hand-made part. It was inspired by electroncis form the 90s.
Using a basic fusion 360 model as my template, I ideated 2 concepts with 3 designs each. (In total 6)
In this exploded view, all the parts that satisfy the 5-3-2-1 rule is shown. (5 parts, 3 manufactured parts, 2 bought parts, 1 handmade part)
Deformation of part while printing. Part needed to be round to be able to articulate.
Extruder detached from nozzle head 27 hours into the print.
I chose a slightly off-white color to make the cradle feel more retro.
spray painted parts
The cradle articulated around a screw and nut. The tightness of the screw applies the amount of friction needed to keep the cradle upright, but still articulatable.
The mesh cover is hand made, and covers the LED matrices underneath. It is supposed to look like the speaker mesh on a retro computer.
I used different golden ratio circles line up the posture and create a seating line. I then created 2 more curves: one supporting the arm, and one in between the two. I then lofted these curves on Rhino to create a seating bucket.
upright with phone
folded with phone