Shiekah Slate Nintendo Switch Case

by Cryptid7 Apr 17, 2017
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This is a very tight fit, any tips on getting the switch out again??

hey man, i wonder on what settings did you print this (also what side facing down?), cause my attempts turn out way to brittle and break pretty easily...

Does this hold the joycons as well or just the console?

just the console.

Hey, mate! I was curious if you have any plans of updating this model with the in-game model (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2377763). If ya were somehow able to combine this with that model, this case would be perfect in every aspect.

Breath of the Wild: Sheikah Slate
by Fank86

Sorry, but I dont really have any such plans, due to the fact that the case would have to be ridiculously upscaled to accomodate the switch's screen size, at least from my understanding. However, it would probably make a perfect phone case.

Darn. I know certain programs allow you to scale it down through all three axis, but not sure if that's possible with the application you use. I may give a try myself. How or where exactly did you get/make the negative?

Here, https://www.myminifactory.com/object/sheikah-slate-shell-30864

As mentioned in the description, this is a remix to incorporate sides. Btw, I would scale it up according to switch dimensions, like i did, as the file in the aforementioned link is a bit on the smaller side

Does the main body fit on the console when it has a protective glass case on it? How much space if between the screen and the plastic? Is it snug or loose in any way thanks

It doesn't fit with a screen protector, unless you heat gun a section, push the switch in, let it cool, pull the switch out, heat gun the next section, and so on. that is what I did, but I haven't had time to paint it. pm me for a pic.

my teacher has given me the option to choose a 3d print from this website and i chose this thing. if it dosnt take a very long time then she will let me do it. if she lets me i will post pics before i paint and after i paint. oh and just so i know, how long did it take for you to print.

First of all, thank you for choosing this thing to print. I am honored. Secondly, my printer is in need of repairs, so I haven't been able to print this. As a result, I don't know how long it will take. I can, however, see how long Simplify3d estimates, but that is just an estimate, and I will have to do that when I get home. I will comment with an estimated print time then. Thank you very much, I look forward to seeing how it goes.

just the body alone takes roughly 10-12 hours...

thanks for the info, an estimate is good enough for me. an idea is better than knowing nothing. i appreciate the help!

sorry for the slow reply, I got a similar range to SnowwolfYT, just to confirm what was already said

I've tried printing this for two days now with different settings in simplify, and it hasn't been printing good at all, I think i'm on my 10th try now and it's finally starting to work okay. but not at all perfect. I definitely think the model needs optimization, but i'n not at a skill level where I can fix stuff like this. I will post pics of my next print in about 15-16 hours so you guys can see what happens(hopefully it will finish). great model tho really looks sleek :)

How is it failing? If it's at a horizontal overhangs, try putting in full support. It uses a bit of material, but you won't get sags or, worse case, spaghetti piles! I printed with PLA at 200C, 40% infill. What's your settings?

okay, thanks for letting me know. I will try to fix it when I see your print. thanks again.

I'm definitely going to try to print this

Awesome! Please let me know how it goes! if there is any manner of improvement I can make, please let me know that as well.

Will do. I probably won't get a chance for a few days but I'll update when I can

Nice! I tried to make a similar design but it didn't work out as well as your's.

Made this grueling 2-day print with full support material (a must). I also had to pause and tape some of the support that came loose along the way. Came out great, but removing, cleaning and scraping the support material was crazy. Needs to be sanded and then painted. Minor misalignment with the rails for the side/top-bottom pieces so I had to Dremel-cut a bit. Just need to finish sanding and then painting to see how it will look. But it already looks great before painting. What a great design! I might even wrap some leather on the handle for better authenticity!

also, how does it fit with the switch?

Fits fine, but you have to make sure you remove all the remaining flash from the internal support material. I jumped the gun and tried to force it in before getting everything out and the lower left corner cracked a bit from the stress. Nothing a bit of epoxy won't take care of. I also had a glass screen protector so it made it even more tight. It was fine after I scrapped and sanded the upper interior. Strangely, the bottom interior came off clean. That tells you more about the slicing software (Cura) than the design. It would have been nice if the circuit trace design lines (connected by the dots) were a bit thicker. As thin as they are, it was hard to remove the support material from them cleanly without damaging them.

thank you very much for the reply. this information is very helpful, and I will try to thicken the circuit trace lines when I get the chance. I noticed you have a monoprice maker select plus 3d printer, how is it working for you? I am looking at getting a new printer, and this one has been on my radar a bit.

So far so good. I do like the industrial design instead of the plastic enclosed models. The parts look standard and appear easy to swap if needed.

thank you very much! This really helps. It looks like I know what I am getting, as the parts being swappable is what I was worried about, but if the they are standard, there should be no problem.

I saw your make, it looks amazing! I can't wait to see it finished. please let me know how it goes.