Many tech web sites are reporting this morning that Nokia has released STEP and STL files that would allow owners of 3D printers to print their own cases for the Lumia 820 cell phone. The catch to downloading the STL files is that you need to first register wtih Nokia:
- STEP drawings for Lumia 820 back shell for 3D printing (shell separated) http://www.developer.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/90d754d9-2419-404d-a6d2-6ce1ff049a8f/Lumia_820_shell_STP.zip.html
- STL file for 3D printing (all parts) http://www.developer.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/42482850-b21d-48e8-a027-6b6453e19fa5/Lumia820_shell_allparts_STL.zip.html
As CAD users, we can amuse ourselves at the errors made in the reporting. I've highlighted the errors in bold, underlined, italicized text. Let's take a look, shall we?
Obviously, you’ll need a 3D printer – or at least access to one – in order to use the 3DK files in the first place [files are STL and STEP format].
- SlashGear ("Feeding Your Gadget and Tech Obsessions")
Print your own Lumia 820 cover with this Nokia 3D schematic [schematics are 2D].
- Verge headline
Other sites note that you cannot sell the covers you print with these plans, and that 3D printing is rare enough to most of us won't be doing this work.