Cell Phone Stand

In this lesson, students will design and 3D print their own cell phone stand. During the lesson, students experiment with demonstration models and make design decisions on how they intend to improve the models’ design and aesthetics. Students watch an instructional video and then, using the skills learned in the video, they go on to design their own cell phone stand.
Design and TechnologyComputingScienceArt and DesignMathematics
Years | Grades
7th Grade | 11-12 years8th Grade | 12-13 years9th Grade | 13-14 years10th Grade | 14-15 years11th Grade | 15-16 years
Lesson 1: 45 minutes Print time: ~ 3 hours 40 minutes

Cell phone stand trailer
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  • Know the functional requirements of a cell phone stand
  • Use Tinkercad® software to design a cell phone stand optimized for 3D printing
  • Manufacture a cell phone stand using a 3D printer

Tools and equipment

  • BE3D eDee 3D printer
  • Set of example models
  • Internet-enabled computer and a mouse
  • TinkerCAD®
  • Paper pad and pencil
  • Printed lesson resources

Skill requirements

To participate in the lesson, students should be able to:
  • Develop their own idea for a cell phone stand or improve the demonstration model of a cell phone stand
  • Use TinkerCAD or similar CAD software at a beginner level
  • Enter the correct 3D print settings in DeeControl layering software
  • Use an BE3D eDee 3D printer

Cell Phone Stand walkthrough
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3D models overview

  • Total print time 19 hours 30 minutes
  • Total filament 43.3 m
  • Additional non-printable components
  • Printed all at once
Cell Stand 1
  • 19 hours
  • 11.5 m
Cell Stand 2
  • 2 hours
  • 3.7 m
Cell Stand 3
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • 17.6 m
Cell Stand 4
  • 6 hours
  • 16.5 m
Note: Values are calculated for one set of models.

Lesson resources

  • Lesson plan
  • Worksheet
  • Walkthrough
  • Walkthrough video
  • Presentation
  • 3D models
  • 3D print instructions
  • Curriculum Alignment: ISTE standard compliant