Nintendo Switch Gaming Stand

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Nintendo Switch Gaming Stand by fluffygryphon Mar 6, 2017


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UPDATE: I have created a revised design called SwitchStandmk2 that addresses a couple shortcomings in the stand's geometry. The stand legs are now a little more robust and the Switch will sit a couple millimeters higher, allowing for additional cable clearance.

The Nintendo Switch currently has no stands that allow gaming while plugged in. I've decided to remedy this situation. The stand that I have designed allows for a snug fit and should not rub on the screen. Breathing ports in the back provide adequate air flow for cooling purposes.

Note: Print the stand upright with a brim. This should provide plenty of adhesion. Supports are required.

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Can you provide the CAD files for this? I would like to use the fillet on some of the edges. Thanks!

My friend with a Switch got around to testing my print of this, and he requested a version with the Switch even higher (~4mm) than Mk2 for cable routing purposes (so he doesn't need to bend so close to the connector). Fitment is terrific otherwise, though - terrific design.

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Is there ANY way we can come up with to make this flat pack, so it can be inside a case with the switch?

I don't know if this will come off as being too self-promotey, but I made stand that folds flat (7mm), if it is still a need. It's not a wide as fluffygryphon's stand, but sturdy enough, and also allows charging while playing. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2169915

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I'm drawing up a few possible designs for a collapsible one, actually.

do the supports come off easily?

I printed one of these with the MakebotDesktop software using the breakaway (but not leaky) supports, and they came off very easily. I used PETG at 30% infill. (PETG is not the best for this due to the long bridge involved, but the final product came out well enough.)

Also, FWIW, I didn't need a brim, raft, or helper discs... it stuck just fine as it was.

How badly the supports stick to your print is mostly up to your slicer and the settings. That said, the ones that I've printed take only a little effort to remove and clean up in spots.

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