Makerbot prints out a Nokia Lumia 820 cover

| January 19, 2013 | 15 Replies


Makerbot is probably one of the more well known 3D Printers, especially so because their 3D printers are designed to be more affordable than your regular sort.


Continuing the story about Nokia’s DIY printable Nokia Lumia 820 covers, the folks at Makerbot have actually given this a go and printed their own Nokia covers.




We’ve taken the file for the Nokia Lumia 820 custom removable shell and optimized it to work with the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. It’s an awesome shell that fits great!

To read more about this sweet file from Nokia.


I guess if you wanted to (and knew how to), you could modify the template so it includes an optional tilt stand. For future Nokia models it could be additional attachments slots for lenses, wrist straps, tripods etc, etc.

Source: thingiverse Via WMPU

Cheers Viipottaja for the tip!


Category: Lumia, Nokia

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  • JGrove303

    That’s awesome! They just released the files yesterday and a manufacture of 3D printing equipment is already doing it.

    I don’t see any other companies doing this. Winner:Nokia!

    • Vinz

      Beware of copycats!

    • Jake

      Yeah, after leaving the open source tradition for software, they had to publish some of the hardware as open source 😉

      • Viipottaja

        Funnily enough the idea was apparently at least in part originated by Texrat (some of you may remember him from the Maemo days)!

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  • JGrove303

    Makes me want to get a 820 to play around with. Jay’s idea of slots makes me think of adding thread mount and and a beefy scatter guard to the lens and LED

    • twig

      Since this makes the shells interchangeable for different type circumstances, could you add a expanded storage for different attachable camera lens below the camera area? Making the phone into more of a point and shoot size phone using Jays slot idea? Using Jays slot idea, could we have an emergency medical kit that we switch to for camping and or road travel that we could use if we come across an accident? What would Jay say should be in the storage for such use? Take your phone to work and switch to your work shell?

      • twig

        A gaming shell…..

  • James Scott

    Very good advertising move, need to come up with more of these.

    • Deep Space Bar

      just make your own -___-‘

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  • Jay Montano

    Thanks. Spam comment removed :).