Earlier yesterday, I visited the Amazon Bookstore and saw one of these DOX things.
So, of course I thought, “I can do something like that”. Returning home, I immediately designed a base for the Echo Dot and sent it to the printer.
I’d initially decided to use the new GP3D FLEX filament I’d bought earlier but it’s so amazingly flexible that it adds challenges to the process: 1) it really adheres to the print bed so well that it refuses to pop off from it, it must be peeled off instead; 2) when the bowden pulls on the main filament roll, the material is stretchy rather than delivering like you’d expect; 3) the diameter of the filament is too inconsistent and gets caught up in the PTFE tubing.
That said, I turned back to my standard PLA filament and proceeded. The part finished last evening and it fits perfectly. It wants some light sanding where the supports were but it’s very functional, directing the downward-facing speaker toward the consumer and lifting it from the table by 25mm.