Use: This stand is intended to be simple and easy to use, and consequently is very straightforward to make. This stand's current dimensions are suited to be used with devices that have a larger screen size. It is known to work very well with a iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inch screen) and a iPad Air in landscape position. It can be easily modified to work with a device that has a smaller screen size, such as 3.5 or 4 inches, by just cutting down on the width and height of the stand in the provided .dxf file.
Features: This stand is made up of two different parts- the base (cross section) and the stand. On the base there are two holes on the bottom that allow most headphones audio jack cords and charger cords to pass through. Also on the base there are two grooves, one located towards the rear of the base and one towards the front. These grooves allow you to position the stand at different places, allowing you to control the angle at which the device is leaning on the stand.
Step 1: What You Will Need
For this stand you will need the following items:
-Software to view/manipulate the .dxf files (I used AutoCad to create the .dxf file)
-Sheet of Wood, this design does not take up much space, so you can make it pretty compact on the cutting surface. The wood that I used had a thickness of .115 inches.
-Clamps, the more the better
-Sandpaper, to get rid of the burn marks if you choose to do so
Step 2: Printing
Overall this process is very straightforward and dependent on your machine. I personally made 4 cross section pieces and 2 stand pieces. In the .dxf files the grooves are 0.23 inch thick and the cord semi-circles have a radius of .15 inches. The stand is very stable with 2 cross-sections on each end, however if you plan on using a tablet with it or you want even more stability, you should consider making it 3 on each side.
Step 3: Assemble/Glue
This hardest part of this whole stand is the glueing process! The key to getting it right is to make sure you use enough clamps, and that you make sure everything is properly aligned. Also if you use too much glue it can become a pain to get it out/off all of the nooks and cranny.
I used at least three clamps per piece for the base and the stand. The stand can be kind of hard to clamp, due to its shape, so make sure you play around with different positions.
Step 4: The Final Product
So in the end you should have a phone/tablet stand! You may want to use sandpaper to get some of the burnt marks off of the wood. However be careful if you use the sandpaper in the grooves of the base, as you can easily cause the groove to no longer be straight and as a result when you insert the stand it will be on a slight angle.
Credit given to: aescobar ortega with link to original project-