GitHub Repository: here
The 3D printed tablet mount is a way to hold a variety of smart-devices in a solid and safe position, symbolically hiding the infotainment features that the smart device replaces. The configuration shown is holding a Google Nexus 10 tablet in a SYNC 1.5 Ford Mustang.
The big picture motivation including explaining why good smart device integration is important, is discussed in Stanford Senior Design Project. There’s also the added bonus of making it easier and safer to use existing OpenXC projects!
The design attempts to focus on three key ideas beyond simply holding the tablet/device in position and giving you access to charging ports/buttons:
joinerrefers to the part that is screwed onto the car’s center stack itself.
mountrefers to the part that interfaces between
joinerand the tablet. As
joinerwas too large to print flat on the Projet, it was split into
mountfor a different device, be sure to orient the buttons facing the driver, and also give access to charging ports and buttons.
mountcould be improved by opening it (removing the back face), making it easier to remove filler.
joiner is attached to the car with 4 bolts through the back of the center stack
brass threaded inserts
which were melted into
Spraypaint is a nice finishing touch.
Mounting the assembly required nearly no modification to the center stack, with the acception of drilling four holes. Removing the center stack was a very quick and easy process and required nothing but a 7mm socket wrench.
Unscrew the top of the gear shifter.
Lift up the center console, pulling initially from the cupholder region.
Using a 7mm socket wrench, remove the bolts at the bottom of the center stack. Then pull the stack from the dashboard.