Steering Wheel Phone Stand: Park & Watch

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Steering Wheel Phone Stand: Park & Watch

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Steering Wheel Stand for Phone or Tablet: Park & Watch

Spending some time in your parked car? The steering wheel phone stand lets you quickly and easily set up your screen when you want to pass the time in your car. Simply unfold the stand and set up for easy “front and center” viewing for your phone or tablet on the steering wheel. The collapsible design folds up compact for easy storage, and opens up wide for a stable platform on the wheel. As long as the front of the steering wheel is sloped back just a little, the phone can lean back and sit stable against the flat surface created by the unfolded stand.

Features:

  • Provides a flat surface to position your phone in front of you on the steering wheel.
  • Folds up easily so it can be stored in the door, cupholder, glove box, or center console.
  • The “hangers” and “feet” snap into place when collapsed, so they don't swing around when stowed away.
  • Scissor-like design allows the supporting pegs to be spread out wide for better stability.

Who is this for?

  • People who work on the road and need to take video calls
  • People who need to wait in their cars
  • People out on lunch breaks who want to catch up on some videos
  • Anyone who wants to pass the time while parked

Can this be used while driving?

Certainly not. Using a screen while driving poses several safety risks. This is not to be used while driving; only when parked. Even if somebody tried, it would fall off as soon as the wheel was turned. This was intentionally designed NOT to clip onto the wheel, but only set on top and be held by gravity, thus it cannot stay in place if you're driving.

Printing & Assembly

  • Due to the high temperatures that can occur in a parked car, use a filament that can withstand high heat such as PETG, ABS, or ASA. PLA is known to warp in these temperatures and so is not recommended.
  • Assembly is entirely snap-together (see the assembly video in this post). This was done to make the model more accessible by not requiring people to get hardware. Also, the custom pins sit flush with the outer surfaces and don't protrude, thus keeping the design more compact and not interfering with the phone.
  • Parts are oriented in the print profile for ideal strength and appearance. If you're printing from the STLs, refer to the “3D preview” on this page to see how everything is oriented (this may be more obvious for experienced 3D printer users).

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Absolute game changer. Gone are the days of balancing my phone on my steering wheel, only to accidentally knock it off into my tortellini from Noodles and Co. I used the one-plate profile, swapped the filament to use the generic ASA preset, and printed in Inland orange ASA. Came out great. My only complaint is that the push connectors all snap in from the outside except for the top left one. This is purely an aesthetic complaint though, and doesn’t impact function at all.
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Thanks for sharing! Tortellini and electronics definitely do not mix. That orange looks pretty sharp. The top pin issue was the result of using the same hanger piece twice, rather than design a different one for each side - it kinda bothers me too, but it was a tradeoff for keeping the part count lower. Though now that I think about it, you could mirror one of the hangers in Bambu Studio and it should work. Maybe I'll look into updating the 3MF later.
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Replying to @benbrandt22 :
Mirroring the part is a good idea that I hadn’t thought of. I may reprint it if I get time.
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Replying to @Arcsine_Labs :
Thanks for the feedback... for anyone reading this later, I've updated the profile to mirror one of the hanger pieces. It won't change anything functionally, but the final assembly will be more symmetrical.
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I often want to watch stuff on my phone when I am on my tachograph breaks at work so this will be perfect! Thanks for the great design
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Why the helll do you need your phone in front of you while at the wheel? EYES ON THE ROAD!!!
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You're right, nobody should have a phone in front of them while driving. The post clearly states this is for use when parked. The phone stand will fall off if you try turning the wheel. This was intentionally designed not to "clip" onto the wheel. This is for situations when you're sitting in the car. I personally have to wait in a parking lot in my car 5 days a week to pick up my kids from school, and this comes in very handy. I can catch up on some YouTube or join a work meeting remotely. Sometimes people go out for lunch and eat in the car and want to watch something. These are examples of the situations this is intended for. (To be fair, I added the "Park & Watch" image after this comment and added more explanation to the description to make it extra clear. I shared this in a FB group and many people were quick to misunderstand, so I made extra effort to make the usage extra clear here.)
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Some jobs are very passive and waiting for things to happen.
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When u eat in ur Car an Wait then u can look Videos thats all. I love the Idee
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100% satisfied. i printed a few of them. all have good quality
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Perfect to use in my Care, wenn I have a Brake at work. 👍🏼
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I sit in my car alot when my wife clothes shops. My car has a very nice recline feature with a memory button. I often watch TV on my phone but have to look to the right a bit which can make for a sore neck. This is PERFECT! I don't think the last commenter read the details, Park and Watch. It comes off so mean and condescending.
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Ha, that would make my neck sore too!
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awesome Design! :)
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Funktioniert super, danke fürs teilen
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print came out great! I combined all parts to one plate and printed perfectly with the P1S
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Nice model. But I printed it all on one plate in just one type of material and put one arm upside-down so I didn't need to use support. Don't care about the different textures in this case. Printed in PETG and made 2 pieces, one for my car on for my wife's.
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