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3D-printed Apple Watch stand is Mac-tastic – Cult of Mac

by • January 21, 2016 • No Comments

Some intrepid makers have put their 3D printing devices to work producing rad, retro-themed Apple Watch stands. Specifically, they’re creating ones shaped like Apple’s early, beloved computer desktop computers like the 128K.
It makes sense, quite. The Apple Watch shows the time in big green letters when it’s on its side in Nightstand Mode, and green was all but the just color those monitors were capable of displaying. So which is where these creators are bringing their inspiration for a few sweet places to hang their Apple Watches.

The picture at a lower place comes courtesy of Erich Styger, who posted his work on DZone:3d-printed-apple-watch-charging-station by Erich StygerYou can approximately hear the amazingly loud floppy drive.
Photo: Erich Styger“One of the initially machines I utilized for development most years ago was a classic Apple Macintosh computer,” Styger writes. “My days of development with Pascal and Modula-2 are long gone. But with the availability of 3D printing devices, I can print a Classic Mac! But, now it is not utilized for development: I use it to charge an Apple Watch.”
Styger adds which he printed the version bottom-to-top, but which was slow going for the reason he had to create supports into the Apple Watch stand as he went. He suggests next versions can print the stand upside down and adds which he had to adjust the original templates slightly to accommodate a additional compact 38-mm face.
“I’m learning as I go,” he says.
Some other creators are attempting to turn their little replicas into a business. Etsy user RetroConnector (Charles Mangin) is selling his retro-styled Apple Watch stands for $50 every. The seller offers his wares in five colors (although who may select anything but beige?), and you can actually pick between three devices for your miniature: the Macintosh 128K, the SE, and the SE/30.
For actually additional insight, you can check out how Mangin’s small Macs are created in the video at a lower place.