So… now I have 2 3D-printers. After I got my monoprice mini delta about a year ago, I had some fun with my first 3D prints but clogged nozzles, adhesion problems and the printer printing plastic-wool in the air became more and more frequent and frustrating. I looked into the Ender3 Pro and together with my brother, gifted one to my dad for his birthday. His first prints worked out of the box. So when there was a good offer for the Ender3 Pro just the morning after my mini delta had a clogged heat-throat again, I bought it. Setup took less than 1 hour and besides some parameter related stringing issues, it worked like a charm straight from the beginning.
Like every good 3D-printer owner, I’ve printed many upgrades but also some fun or useful things – and optimized my ‘plane phone holder’.
Ok, technically this is a tray-table-phone holder. But it’s most useful on budget airline flights so you can enjoy your netflix-movies from taxiing to touchdown since your tray-table stays folded up. I’ve started with a fixed design for my Phone size and iterated to an extendable, foldable phone holder. I’ve used different revisions on flights from Eurowings, WizzAir, Ryanair (the magazine-pocket in the table-less seats works as well) as well as trains.
All printed on a Monoprice Mini Delta (my first 3D-printer) with different settings and different PLA-Filaments. Print-time for the last model is ~2h20min but includes a raft and massive support on edges and holes.
an M3 10/12mm screw and self-securing nut is required besides a rubber band.