Mounting a cell phone. Has anyone done it?

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I can do a 1" ball. Can you point me toward what you want to hang off of it as I may need to tweak the design just a bit.
Update:

The next batch of these will have a few changes:
  • The ball size will grow just slightly to ~17.2MM from ~17mm. This is to better size it with certain mounts. I'm going to print one of these and check with the three different mounts that I have here.
  • I've tweaked the location of the ball to be slightly more elevated on the L mount. This should help with the production issues with the last run. The issues seem related to the supports needed for the ball and it being too close to the deck to detach correctly.
The mount that I showed earlier was this one, available on Amazon. This one looks close but with not as much movement.

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I can do a 1" ball. Can you point me toward what you want to hang off of it as I may need to tweak the design just a bit.

EDIT:

I have it done, but it's ... uh ... huge. I can upload it somewhere, but I'm still not certain if it's going to be remotely close to what people are looking for. As you can see, I really had to shift post holding the ball up so that this guy would be printable.

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The Magbak mount for Tesla Screens works great with the Magbak case. Very solid connection and charges great. These pick are from test fit without the adhesive so there is very slight gap that won't be there when it's stuck on with the 3M.
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@LLJJ - I have this same mount, but the top edge that curves around the top edge of the Rivian display does not have the clearance to mount behind the screen in my unit. Did you modify yours somehow?
 

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@LLJJ - I have this same mount, but the top edge that curves around the top edge of the Rivian display does not have the clearance to mount behind the screen in my unit. Did you modify yours somehow?
I just pulled on the screen a little to wedge it between the screen and the wood. It's not that much pressure and I left it there without the adhesive for a few weeks to make sure nothing broke.
 

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I just pulled on the screen a little to wedge it between the screen and the wood. It's not that much pressure and I left it there without the adhesive for a few weeks to make sure nothing broke.
Gotcha. Thanks! Guess I'll give it another go.
 


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Gotcha. Thanks! Guess I'll give it another go.
I purchased the magbak and it does fit, just wiggle it in but it will not work without a case. I do not use a case on my iPhone and it touches the infotainment glass and sits at a very weird angle so i am returning my Magbak unfortunately
 

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I just widened the USB C through which the cable has to pass.

In the version that I printed I had to manually remove some extra material with an xacto knife to allow cable to fit through. I haven't printed this version to validate that it in fact is a perfect fit.

I'm considering adding more material to the ridge along the rear surface to intentionally make contact with the dash to combat some slight shaking that I get on the one I installed. Would essentially involve adding a bit more material in the area highlighted in yellow in image.
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FYI - I reduced the shipping amount of these as there was a bit of a quality issue with this batch. I've tested each that I've sent out to ensure they hold hight, but they are just a tick under what I hoped they would be. If someone gets one, and it doesn't work, just send me a message on the site - I'll get a replacement to you ASAP.

Additionally, it looks like some of the balls are actually 17.2MM instead of 17, so for a next batch I'll be scaling it up just slightly.

Oh, and THIS might be the best car mount out there:

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I just installed this exact setup and it is perfect. I highly recommend picking up one of RWerksman’s phone mounts and the magnetic mount pictured above. Very sturdy and perfect line of site without interfering with shift stalk or either of the screens with my caseless iPhone 12 max.
 

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I just installed this exact setup and it is perfect. I highly recommend picking up one of RWerksman’s phone mounts and the magnetic mount pictured above. Very sturdy and perfect line of site without interfering with shift stalk or either of the screens with my caseless iPhone 12 max.
Well, it turns out that this combination isn’t too stable after vehicle has been sitting in TX heat. The magnetic mount became very loose on the ball despite being maximumly tightened down and doesn’t support the weight of the phone which causes the phone to flop down.

It’s a shame because it really had promise. Maybe the new version of the 3D printed mount with larger ball would not have this issue?
 


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I can do a 1" ball. Can you point me toward what you want to hang off of it as I may need to tweak the design just a bit.

EDIT:

I have it done, but it's ... uh ... huge. I can upload it somewhere, but I'm still not certain if it's going to be remotely close to what people are looking for. As you can see, I really had to shift post holding the ball up so that this guy would be printable.

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my goal would be to put a short to medium arm + the peak design ball mount to this to give it a bit of height over the steering wheel
 

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my goal would be to put a short to medium arm + the peak design ball mount to this to give it a bit of height over the steering wheel
That's what I want to do as well. Unfortunately extensions that take 17mm balls on each end do not seem to exist.
 

 
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