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Shake hands with the world’s creepiest Apple Watch charging stand


As far as we know, it doesn't run around on its fingertips. But it does charge your Apple Watch.
As far as we know, it doesn't run around on its fingertips. But it does charge your Apple Watch.
Photo: Design_factory@Ultimaker

Got access to a 3D printer? You can make your own Apple Watch charging stand in the form of “Thing,” the disembodied hand from the Netflix series Wednesday and its Addams Family predecessors, all the way back to the original magazine cartoons.

It might scare some people, but ghoulish types are going to want to make his thing pronto.

Make your own gruesome <em>Wednesday</em> ‘Thing’ Apple Watch charging stand

A colleague came across the Wednesday Thing Apple Watch Stand on the Ultimaker Thingiverse website. The page includes a video showing how the designer made the hand with a 3D printer.

After printing the basic hand, they added cutouts to insert an Apple Watch charging fob. And then they finished the hand with some pretty detailed weathering and painting to make it look the part. You know, like an undead hand that can run around on its fingertips and fetch Gomez’s newspaper. And now it can also charge his Apple Watch!

If you’re not familiar with Thing and The Addams Family, you can read about them on Wikipedia You might learn something, as we did. Who knew Thing’s full name is “Thing T. Thing,” for example?

Charles Addams’ characters extend from 1930s cartoons in The New Yorker magazine to several film and TV versions over the decades to 2022’s Wednesday, starring Jenna Gomez, on Netflix.

Here’s how the maker described the stand:

This is the hand model ‘thing’ that appears in Netflix’s TV series ‘wednesday’.
This is an Apple Watch holder where you can insert and charge the Apple Watch wireless charger.

Can be printed on FDM and SLA 3D printers.
Dimensions are 115mm x 110mm x 150mm.
Made in a size that can be printed with most 3D printers.
Even with a small support setting, the output is good.

There are other versions of Thing Apple Watch charging stands on the site, too. You can create MakerBot account and sign in to collect the designs. You can also download the STL file.

Watch the YouTube video:


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