My parents are using an inexpensive phone as an entertainment center device, and asked me for a phone stand that would hold that particular phone at the right angle to face directly at my mom when she stands a comfortable distance away from the place that they want to keep it.
I made a parametric design in Solidworks that takes the eyeball distance and elevation as two primary parameters, and the phone dimensions as the other three primary parameters, and gives a phone stand that can be printed with minimal included supports (no slicer-generated supports needed).
Because I’m boring, all my models are greyscale. Sorry.
Holding a phone:
I exported STEP and x_t, but that won’t give you the ability to tweak the parameters. I’ve done plenty of parametric designs in OpenSCAD but I want chamfers and fillets, and those are hard to do in OpenSCAD. I occasionally plug the Experimental Aircraft Association’s deal with Dassault for the Academic (aggressively non-commercial) Solidworks license — support more than half a century of some of the most serious maker culture on the planet (experimental aviation, what’s more serious than regularly trusting your life to your making?) for about $40/year to get an academic license to Solidworks. (I wish it ran on Linux, but I’ll take it…)
I’ll find out soon how well it works!