Jan.28, 2014

Tesla Model S is the world's first premium electric sedan as well as the hottest name in car industry. It is an amazing feat of engineering - not only is the Tesla Model S fun to drive, it's also big enough to pack in the family or huge amounts of luggage.

However, the Tesla Model S, which has had almost all the modern accessories included, did not have a center console with cup holders. Tesla says it will soon release a premium center console that sits between the front seats and that is going to be priced at around $500.

Thingiverse user OleEichhorn has come up with another alternative - a 3D-printable Tesla Model S center console. "I designed it with TinkerCad and have printed it on a MakerBot Replicator 2. All you need besides filament and patience is an xacto knife and some superglue. " says the designer.

OleEichhorn tested the 3D-printed Tesla Model S center console with "Diet Coke, various water bottles, a Tesla coffee mug, and an Amstel (!) Bigger drinks may not work. The phone holder was tested with an iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. Bigger phones may not work."

Although this self-printed center console doesn't have Tesla build quality, it could spark ideas for people who has a 3D printer to design and build more practical items for themselves. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has also experimented with 3D printing. Musk revealed his latest invention in August 2013 and showed off how his team builds new rocket ship parts with hand gestures through the air and a high-grade 3D laser metal printer.

So Model S owners, it's time to get a 3D printer. There are all kind of fun stuff you can create with it.

Posted in 3D Printing Applications



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