Have your own 3D printer? Now you can create your own wireless charging stand

Do you own your own 3D printer or have access to one? You'll now be able to take a pre-made, tested design and create your own stand for charging your Windows Phones wirelessly. Supporting the Nokia charging plates, Windows Phone Central forum member SomethingSomethingDarkSide has managed to create the above result with the design, providing a template for refinement and personalisation to take place. It looks pretty neat too.

WP Wireless Charger 3D

The files have not yet been published on the web for access, but be sure to join in the conversation over on our community forum to get started.

Thanks, WP8Expert, for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Are 3D printers worth the money right now???
  • Doubtful, since most cost over a thousand dollars and let you print things you could buy for a couple bucks from China ;)
  • Lol :P
  • There's a $300 one here in Asia.
  • I think DIY or kit 3D printers are the only economical option... it'll still cost you a few hundred bucks and results may be crap :P Here's a kit for $500... no idea if it's any good though: http://portabee3dprinter.com/shop/portabee-3d-printer-complete-kit-uassembled/
  • A landscape version would be more useful. Watch TV and charge at the same time
  • let's print some crap Nokia Lumia 1020 with this :D. Joking
  • :/ nope not cool man :P
  • I want a 3D printer but, till they become more affordable...
    If someone is printing, how much do they want to make one for me ?
  • Maybe we in CT pitch in and buy one.
  • Shapeways.com; You can find CADs for different designs or create your own and upload them. Then simply choose what material to print with and they'll ship it to you. I can't design CADs for the life of me, but I'd love it if someone made a case for the Lumia 920 that has the two prongs to make it compatible with GoPro accessories. ;) Hint hint
  • Send a note to Gibbage.  He has made multiple cases and is selling them through Shapeways.  He was even featured on the front page of WPCentral a couple times.
  • Unfortunately despite my attempts to optimize the shapeways price isn't really worth it =(, hopefully people can find someone they know with a Replicator
  • Unfortunately despite my attempts to optimize the shapeways price isn't really worth it =(, hopefully people can find someone they know with a Replicator
  • Send me what you want and I'll make the plans in CAD. andrewquinn390@rocketmail.com
  • Makerbot is quite good, have an earlier model and getting the different types of plastic is the problem....not cheap either, made a couple of 820 covers for a friend and they break very easily
  • Makerbot2 was demonstrated at TechEd Europe, and I want one :-) it is too expensive, but I do wonder what the cost of each print is, can't find any information, maybe later, or share with geek friend.
  • I've got a stand already that can hold both the phone and the wireless charger.
  • And what stand is this?
  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00278ZQBQ/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    The wireless stand fits horizontally on the back with the phone just on the ridge in front. works well.
  • Lol I already made one of these. I know CAD like the back of my hand. If someone has a good idea let me know and I'll make it
  • How much?