I think a lot of the Fairphoners are badly missing the transparent cover. I also heard that there are neather official plans to produce one nor give the 3D-CAD-Files in the near future to print one by our own.
So what can we do to change this, what possibilities do we have? I think a lot of people would buy an official transparent cover, and I know it’s expensive to manufacture a professionell cover.
So what about a kickstarter project just for the transparent cover?
Just to see if there are enough buyers for it? But I think it has to iniated by Fairphone, or what’s your (the community) opinion? @Douwe could that be a possible way or is this idea maybe to naive?
Thank you! I like the cover of @ungutknut, I also have a cover of @dvl (see here), but the 3D-printed Quality is yet far away from professional “Spritzguss-Verfahren” (injection molding?). I also read about smoothing the 3D-prints by acetone.
So I was wondering if it is possible for Fairphone to produce a professional transparent back cover, initiated via Kickstarter to keep the risk low and to see if there is a need/demand?
Having a transparent back cover again would be great!
Personally I would appreciate even more a return of blue translucent back covers.
Wanted to mention this once more just in case I might not have made myself clear enough before (like here, here or here ).
I like that material! Looks great! So how do we get the 3D-CAD-Files of the back cover? I don’t know if 3D-Scanning is an option, but i think it’s illegal Was there an idea to think about of publishing cover files officially?
Any opinions about a “official” Fairphone Kickstarter campaign for a transparent back cover?
You didn’t ask for the official files in post #8. I thought you were looking for those. I didn’t intend to upset you!
I indeed have other things to do (namely preparing an excursion to Vienna’s 10th district that I will have with my spatial planning study colleagues tomorrow). I don’t work at Fairphone so I couldn’t speak in their name. In my personal opinion there are other things that contribute more to fulfilling their mission than transparent back covers.
To be honest I don’t understand why the files on Thingieverse are no option to you. Why are you insisting that Fairphone should come up with a transparent cover?
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I indeed have other things to do (namely preparing an excursion to Vienna’s 10th district that I will have with my spatial planning study colleagues tomorrow). I don’t work at Fairphone so I couldn’t speak in their name. In my personal opinion there are other things that contribute more to fulfilling their mission than transparent back covers.[/quote]
That’s an answer, I just asked if there are possibilities for an, don’t know, official-related transparent cover, so the answer is just simple no and that’s clear right now…
I do not insist, I just want to initiate a discussion about a way to realize one. The files on Thingieverse are great, i never said anything different, but nothing compares to official files, that’s all
So I can resume there is no official way and so we can focus on inofficial covers!