Whale Phone Holder


My goal for this project is to create a customised phone holder that also can be an amplifier, allowing it to play music louder.

Created: March 5th, 2018



Write about the big ideas behind your project? What are the goals? Why did you make it? What are your motivations?

For this project, I wanted to make a holder that I could use every day. Because one of the objects that I use every day in my life is the phone, I wanted to make an aesthetic phone amplifier, which is a phone stand, allowing to play music louder. 


Research & Context

Describe what informed your ideas and your outcome? How does your outcome relate to other work in the field? What are the precedent projects?

There are many amazing phone amplifiers in the field. However, there are not many aesthetic phone amplifiers that allow to charge the phone and touch the home button at the same time. 


Process & Procedure

Outline your approach to the project? What ideas did you generate and how did you refine or reject them? What did you research and explore? what were the design choices? What challenges were encountered and how did you resolve them?

I did sketch an amplifier that I would like to make. After that, I did research more and put more details for drawing it in illustrator and make it 3d in fusion. But later I realised that it is hard to make it a 2-dimensional drawing into 3-dimensional shape for my model. So, I moved on to Fusion right away after fixed my sketch model. I tested the speaker cutout and did re-model the amplifier. 

I thought I would draw a whale on a front plane and extrude it.  I also wanted to cut out a whole for the speaker part and the charging part by using the shell tool on fusion. 

However, it was quite harder than what I thought. I did make a half circle on a front plane and revolved it to create a half sphere. Then I did use the lofting tool to create a tail and extruded a cylinder and a slot for the speaker cutout and phone holder cutout. 


[two renderings]