Jan.25, 2013

Game of Thrones is an American Fantasy TV series that explores issues of social hierarchy, religion, civil war, sexuality, crime and punishment through stories that several noble houses in a civil war fight for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. Inspired by the Iron Throne, Maker mstyle183 designed an iPhone 5 dock and printed on a 3D printer. "Then while browsing the inter-webs I came across a 10,000 dollar life size 3D printed Iron Throne from the Game of Thrones HBO series. Then that's when I realized that the Iron Throne would make the ultimate docking station for any true geek out there." noted mstyle183.

It took her months to model the Throne dock in the computer and get it right. "Getting it non-manifold, "watertight" and without any holes was the greatest challenge. "

The first print was made on a 4.7" x 4.7" 3D printer. The 3D model was broken down in 4 smaller pieces to get 3D printed using ABS plastic. "All printing was done down to .2 mm level of detail which increases both the level of detail and the amount of time printing. Print job #1 took about 24 hours of printing. Print #2 #3 #4 totaled to about 18 hours." After printing the parts were re-assembled and sanded. Then she used a silver acrylic paint and some black paint to give it a nice aged metal effect.

So far she has made attachments for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4s, and Galaxy Samsung S3 (or any microUSB charger). You can find the detailed process for creating this Iron Throne iPhone/Android Dock at Instructables. The 3D printed iPhone/Android Dock is available for pre-order on her own shop nuproto.com for $49.99.


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