Phone Stand & Headphone Wrap (Laser Cut and Living Hinges)
Phone Stand & Headphone Wrap (Laser Cut and Living Hinges)
Phone Stand & Headphone Wrap (Laser Cut and Living Hinges)
Phone Stand & Headphone Wrap (Laser Cut and Living Hinges)
What you see here is the result of a lot of trials and errors. I wanted to make a phone stand using "living hinges." The living hinges allow a single piece of rigid material to bend.

The phone stand is cut out of thin 1/8" mfd board using a laser cutter. It is the size of a credit card so it will fit in your wallet. You can also use it as a headphone wrap. The stand has adjustable angles and supports both landscape and portrait orientations. The stand is perfect for video chatting and watching movies.

Disclaimer:
While the living hinges give rigid materials flexibility, the hinges will break if over-stressed. The stand's two back support hinges can bend up to about 110 degrees and the front short "phone bracket" can bend 160 degrees.

The stand is made using a laser cutter. Laser cutter+ wood=burnt wood. While each stand is given a bubble bath, the stand will still have a bit of smell to it. The smell is not offensive. Some people even find the smell pleasant.

There are also more photos in my Flickr page

Anyway...
Step 1: Get access to laser cutter (I used 40W laser cutter. Speed=55, power=90. Do some test cuts)
Step 2: Download the the dxf file.
Step 3: (Optional) Be creative! Add some graphics/cutouts to your design.
Step 4: Laser cut it.
Step 4: (Optional) Clean it with a brush using white vinegar and air dry it.

FYI: Do not use this design on acrylic.The kerf is different for different materials. You will probably have to modify this design to have it work on acrylic.

I would love some feedback or different design ideas, so feel free to leave a comment.
Phone Stand & Headphone Wrap (Laser Cut and Living Hinges)
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