Thanks! Feels good that my 3-4 hours of Solidworks modelling was well received
I imagine it would still be a nice addition to have standing beside the office monitors as you could use it as a drawing tablet for taking notes with the stylus. Then again if you don’t see a use for that then this design is probably a bit overkill for you.
The TB3 one was intended as pass-through so you get all the bandwidth available for a potential eGPU. The other ones I imagined would be used to hub other connections. If this is the best solution I don’t really know. Pass-through of the others and using the TB3 for docking is possible too, but that limits the eGPU bandwidth and I know that that reduces the eGPU performance.
The connectors on the side might be a bit larger than they would be in an optimized design. They are necessary if you want to expand the port options on the dock, otherwise you’d need to use a cable, which is possible as well. If you open the kickstand to some degree and use it as a fastening mechanism, it might interfere with the design’s ability to lay the V down horizontally, depending on the mechanical solutions we come up with. About the heat dissipation, the material used could either be very head conductive, or have holes in it to allow airflow.
Yes this is very similar, kudos to the guy to already have created that for his SP3. I think my design has the advantage that it allows the V to be put completely horizontally, which is beneficial for drawing. Then again I imagine the VESA arm would allow for more angles of placement.
One distinct advantage is that it allows the V to be raised to normal monitor height, so you won’t have to hunch your back to use it. This is also one of the pro’s of the VESA ergonomic mount.
Agreed this would be a kickass option. Mechanically speaking I’ll have to think a bit about how to do that since right now the design is made so that the turning piece on the mount itself goes flush with the dock so you can lay the V horizontally. In order to allow rotational capability I’ll need to add something that spins and that would most likely need to be in the center. I’ll look into modifying the design when I find some time(not that likely with my studies).
Also, if anyone wants the Solidworks files I’ll be happy to send them