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Car Charging Port

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MOST Delta filament as guide.JPG This page was part of an MTU course MSE4777 OA and MSE4777 OB/MSE5777/EE4777/EE5777: Open-source 3-D printing

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Car Charging Port[edit]

Project developed by [Juergen Steupert]
This OSAT has been designed but not yet tested - use at own risk.
This OSAT has been prototyped.

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All modern vehicles have a center consol that can charge your electronic devices. This is all very convienient becuase everyone is always looking for a charger. However if the driver is attempting to plug in his or her phone they often times need to travel through what seems like Narnia to find the USB port. Then once they finally find the USB port it'll be their luck that it is upside down. This product brings out these ports and makes it mindless to plug in cables while driving. Soon there will be options for a shelf as well.

Picture of completed print using your printer

JCS CarPorts.png

Bill of Materials[edit]

- $7: USB to USB 6 inch cable - $6: Aux cord

Link to all STLs and OpenSCAD models -- https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4023342

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT[edit]

 MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[edit]

The product is 100% parametric. Simply measure the open cavity of your vehicle's interior and customize this product in Thingiverse

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit]

Print products note that the "peg" dimension should be the width of the cavity. Then press-fit the peg into the inside wall of the body part. There are three hole options for the peg, can be 1 to 3 pegs if desired. Print time is around 8 hours. with 80g of filament.

Common Problems and Solutions[edit]

Make sure you have the correct dimensions. Everything is parametric but no tolerances have been implemented in Thingiverse. Look at the labels of the variables and fill them out accordingly. Attention to detail is key.

Cost savings[edit]

This is a unique new technology. There are no similar products out on the market right now.

Benefited Internet Communities[edit]

Subaru Owners!! [1]


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