Nicholas Giovinco


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Thingiverse Creation: Apple TV Remote Holder

I've owned an Apple TV for roughly a year now, and I'm overall quite pleased.  It hasn't quite kept up with the iOS develpments with Apps and such, but I figure that'll be the next big Apple product announcement to come.  Either way, here is a quick project blog about my process to design an Apple TV remote holder.

Apple Remote

I used the free version of Autodesk Inventor Fusion.  This is something I'm working to teach myself, considering I'm not up to the level of other profesionals at large; it also is one of the only CAD creation tools for Mac as an alternative for Solid Edge, (which I'm working to learn).

I started by tring to get some precise measurements of remote itself.  What better way, than the Apple website?  Here, it was stated to be: 12cm x 3cm x 0.6cm.  Also, these unboxing blog posts are a great way to get quality closeups, which show off the contours and shape of the products.  The goal, I wanted to achieve was to make a basic modern shaped holder.  One which would be supportive and allow the remote to sit upward.  I tend to loose my remote in the couch cushions and I figured I could put my MakerBot to good work!  I chose a black ABS filament color to match the overall product style of the Apple TV itself, and allow the remote to be easy distinguished.


This is a remote control holder, designed to fit an Apple TV. I wanted to use this as an oppurtunity to learn how to use Autodesk's Inventor Fusion.


I suggest 100% infill for added weight, and thus more stability.

For some reason, it seems to be having trouble with exporting scale from Inventor Fusion to ReplicatorG. If you know what I'm doing wrong, please drop me a line.

[EDIT] - This issue has been discussed on the MakerBot Operators Google group.  I feel I've gotten some good response and at least have leaned a way to compensate for this.  Thank you very much to Far Makcon and whosawhatsis