It’s a tad premature, this post:
So I will recieve a Chestnut phone soon… (even tho I will likely be away for a few weeks before I get to actually spend time with it …) But then I will want to make a case for it. Am planning to use a basic “Prusa i3 MK3S” printer to make some kind of a protective case.
Will be a challenge for me to rise to, but I will do it: even if alone… If anyone else wants to design a Chestnut case… I am game for communal development of the files… and would even pay a 3rd party to print if they have a better printer/material.
Could be an interesting practical project. Community will probably have all kinds of cool ideas on optimizing design… for looks and function. Plus the specs will likely resemble the upcoming iterations of the L5… so that maybe this serves as a jumping off point of sorts for desgning cases for future batches.
I should be able to borrow workshop tools, AKA fine Calipers, to measure the phone with precision, and can share high resolution photos also. This would be my 1st “from scratch” 3D design where dimensions REALLY REALLY matter.
If anyone else is already planning this, might I hitch my wagon to your train? If not… I could put my wagon at the lead and invite anyone’s/everyone’s input.
This is exciting. In the end, I may even pay some 3rd party to print for me, with a superior material, after landing on a reasonably optimal case design.
LOL: oh the task of finding the balance between protecting the device and displaying it it in all its glory.
PS. Where might such a task/collaboration go down? (A group collaboration with sharing the design files and ideas)…
Perhaps use Telegram for collaboration and the sharing of ideas?
Anyone know whether such a detailed design can be done on the cloud based no-cost sites?
Sorry it’s a big post… but I do at least know enough to know that there are things I don’t know.
I would LOVE to male a case that uses wood… but that is probably a pipe dream. Oh god it is beautiful; I can imagine it now. Wood beats Orange filament… but still, black and orange do look good together.
For nonWood: As of now I envision a diagonal mesh design that resembles a silicon case shape… somehow strong enough to also protect corners from impact.
Maybe folks woukd have ideas on helping it wick away heat, without blocking antennae? (We need to see inside to do that… but just planting a seed perhaps, in case someone sees a way)
All ideas are welcome. No real rush. Just tossing the custom case collaboration idea out there like a fishing lure… to bob around for now.
‘Merry Christmas’ and All That Stuff to everyone.
Be Well. Thanks, MrFriday