JCS CarPorts.png
Device data
Manufacturing files https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4023342
Hardware license CERN-OHL-S
Certifications Start OSHWA certification
Project data
Authors Juergen Stepuert
Completed 2019
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Cost USD 14
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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 | edit source]

- $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[edit | edit source]

MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

Benefited Internet Communities[edit | edit source]

Subaru Owners!! [1]

References[edit | edit source]

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Type Device, Project
Keywords 3d printing, car charger, osat, plastic
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Authors Juergen Stepuert, Kathy Nativi
Published 2019
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Affiliations Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab, MY4777, MTU
Language English (en)
Impact Number of views to this page and its redirects. Updated once a month. Views by admins and bots are not counted. Multiple views during the same session are counted as one. 85
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