p>This is an iPhone 5/5s cover with moving gears I developed for Engineers, Designers and Mechanically minded people, however it seems to attract a broader audience so I've got it here for everyone to experience.

You get this baby printed, you get a sense of achievement because you assembled it, you spin those little 1.25 module gears and admire it in awe. The gears have odd and even number of teeth just to make it that bit more challenging when working out ratios, it's a great visual to see what direction what gear is going in a gear train. You won't even have to turn on your phone and it still works.

If you're looking for the iPhone 4/4S version go HERE

If you're looking for the iPhone 5c version go HERE

If you're looking for the Samsung S4 version go HERE

Follow the pictorial steps below Click on the 'Add Set to Cart' button and choose your colours at checkout, once you've picked your colours for each item you're done! Proceed to the next step to purchase.

iPhone 5/5s cover with moving gears set.

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DOWNLOAD the template and colour it in Microsoft Paint or your favourite image editor to try out different colour combinations.

Please note that 3d printing is not perfect even though I've made all adjustments to make this product fit and move as good as possible in some cases some manual adjustments may be necessary.

OPTIONAL STEP: SLS 3d Printing of Strong & Flexible Material produces a porous surface which collects dirt and grime, before assembly you may want to give the parts a light spray of clear varnish or lacquer for extra protection, especially if you're going for light colours.

For further information on painting 3d products from Shapeways follow the link http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/painting3dprintedsls


IN: 2.414 w x 4.983 d x 0.42 h
CM: 6.132 w x 12.658 d x 1.066 h


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@ItsRyanHogan The only one I've got out in the www for now is the iPhone 4/4s it's on Grabcad.com and there's a few variations on Thingiverse you might be lucky someone might have cooked one up for the 5.
April 14, 2014, 8:55 pm
@saurusdesign Is there anyway to download these files myself and print? I love the idea of the gear case but I don't want to buy them from shapeways when I can print them myself. Thanks
April 14, 2014, 3:26 pm
Yep! Here you go https://www.shapeways.com/model/1664392/iphone-5c-cover-with-moving-gears-main-body.html
March 8, 2014, 12:50 am
Love it, but any chance you'll make it for an IPhone 5C?
March 7, 2014, 5:00 pm
Cheers Shadmo! Thanks for picture glad you like it.
February 10, 2014, 10:59 am
Hi Guys. This is great, really versatile plastic.
February 10, 2014, 10:29 am
Hi James, I hear you brother! your not the first I'm on to it, just be a little patient it's on my new year resolution list along with the s3, HTC one, Nexus 4.......etc.
December 30, 2013, 10:46 pm
Please of course O:-)
December 30, 2013, 10:30 pm
I want this for my galaxy s4!!! Help me find it saurusdesign!!!
December 30, 2013, 10:29 pm
Good one Bloodnut! I was thinking more solar powered with a reciever that picks up satellites where the gears turn in unison with it's orbit of the earth, I just got to figure out how to stop the gears from spinning so fast and burning out when the reciever picks up a rogue comet........damn that ISON! ;)
November 29, 2013, 9:31 pm
Now you need to make one with a little servo that drives the gears, using the signal from the audio jack, so they turn to the music/when someone calls
November 29, 2013, 4:04 pm
Perfect for gearheads Jyhwang ;) thanks glad you like it.
November 26, 2013, 10:24 pm
@saurusdesign Love the instructions! I know the perfect person to get this for xmas.... he's a gearhead ;)
November 26, 2013, 3:16 pm
Glad you like it poptartwin! stand out colours too.
October 30, 2013, 9:17 pm
I got the white case with pink gears. Love it! So simple!
October 30, 2013, 8:28 pm
Sorry to hear about this unfortunate incident drohl I guess it could happen to anyone if the glue got away from you thanks for the feedback. Here's something you can try, depending on which type of glue you used try submerging the cover in water over night, some glues will weaken. I haven't tried this myself so let us know how you go.
October 14, 2013, 8:22 pm
Tried "dabbing glue" as instructed. Glue leaked through and came in contact with gears. Now the whole thing's stuck together and these beautiful gears don't move.
October 14, 2013, 7:23 pm
Cheers duann!
May 2, 2013, 1:57 pm
Love the instructions... Rock on.
May 2, 2013, 1:54 pm


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