Anyways, I was on two very long flights recently and decided to put some rusty college skills to use and design my very own ticket holder. I wanted to to be a simple thin minimalist clip that follows the contours of the Model 3 visor and can hold one tiny piece of paper for me. Function before form!
Then the idea of extending the shape into a Tesla logo dawned upon me - because that is what a design engineer at Tesla would most likely do. The result:
And here it is in white, which was my first prototype in white:
|DIY Visor Ticket holder for Model 3 in the shape of a Tesla logo|
|First prototype in white|
First I looked on the internet to see if something decent existed and kept coming across gaudy items such as this:
|Sorry! A no-go for me.|
So I decided to designed it in 3D CAD myself and it took me a few prototypes to get just right - both in terms of fitment and print-ability:
|3D CAD design of my visor ticket holder|
Of course the back side had to have the Tesla logo too, because anything else would be simply ugly when the visor is flipped open.
|Rear is also a Tesla Logo|
I was also not happy until the contours matched the visor exactly, so it looked natural without overly pressing against any single part of the visor. I don't want indentations. Then printed two, one for each side because...why not...for symmetry.
|Installed on both visors in grey|
I am pretty happy with what I am calling - v1. I would like to make a few tweaks and then use grey plastic to see if it matches the interior better. But for right now my muscle memory is happy.
A fun project overall!