Adjustable Phone Clamp and Assembly Animation

I made some parts to combine a length of ½” PVC and a tripod into a mount to hold my phone in any position over my desk or workbench. (This could be useful for recording more timelapse drawing clips…) The ball joint clamp design is inspired by a commercial dashboard mount but redesigned to be easily printable without support. Find the files and more details on Thingiverse, including an easily customized version of the phone clip for compatibility with other devices.


I designed the parts with OnShape. To date I have been focused on learning how to draw within Part Studios. After designing and printing these, I decided to see if I could connect them in an Assembly. To my surprise, it worked, despite having known nothing about mate connectors while drawing the parts. Pretty neat to be able to explore mechanical interactions in software.

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Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2015. Tags: .