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A Star Wars Case DIY

Y’all! I made a phone case!

I saw that with Galaxy’s Edge opening at Disneyland, many Star Wars nerds were making phone cases so that their phone looked like it matched the rest of the environment while they used the Disney Play app. I really wanted to do the same but use some techniques that pushed me, specifically 3D modeling and printing!

Here’s a list of steps and materials I used! Most links go to Amazon!

  1. Sketched design.

    1. Used Adobe sketch for iPad and Apple Pencil.

  2. Modeled design.

    1. Used Fusion 360: https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/fusion-360-for-hobbyists

  3. Ordered electronic parts from Adafruit..

    1. Tactile Switch: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1092

    2. Heat Shrink: https://www.adafruit.com/product/344

    3. LED Sequins, Royal Blue: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1757

    4. CR2032 Battery Holder: https://www.adafruit.com/product/653

    5. Red wire: https://www.adafruit.com/product/288

    6. Black wire: https://www.adafruit.com/product/290

    7. CR2032 Batteries: https://amzn.to/32uqiQl

  4. Test printed and checked size of phone and electronics.

    1. JG Aurora A3S 3D Printer: https://amzn.to/2Oam11g

    2. Hatchbox PLA Grey: https://amzn.to/2XSb5VL

  5. Modified file and printed final prints.

    1. Solutech PLA Clear: https://amzn.to/32pPFTo

    2. Sainsmart TPU Orange: https://amzn.to/2XThxM9

  6. Cleaned up lining print.

    1. Hobby knife: https://amzn.to/2JKWbvA

  7. Cleaned up shell print.

    1. Needle nose pliers: https://amzn.to/2Y3v87W

  8. Primed and sanded (several times, watching Adam Savage not required haha).

    1. Sand paper: https://amzn.to/2YcJLWk

    2. Primer + Filler: https://amzn.to/32pQBqS

  9. Painted, all are the Testor Brand

    1. Silver: https://amzn.to/2JLcubR

    2. Blue: https://amzn.to/2XOCZXr

    3. Gold: https://amzn.to/32zgcxR

    4. Red: https://amzn.to/2YenJT8

  10. Clear coat, weathered, and clear coat again.

    1. Krylon clear coat: https://amzn.to/2Y6rR7P

  11. Install electronics.

    1. Sautering Iron: https://amzn.to/2XOoMtD

  12. Put it together!