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Unicorn Light Switch Cover #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Fantasy inspired switch plate shared by nebocreek on Thingiverse:

I’m very new to printing and modelling but I saw the Unicorn light switch cover plate by MikeMasek and thought my girls would go bonkers for it. Only issue was that it wouldn’t fit on my Monoprice Select Mini. So, I hacked this one together and probably made all kinds design mistakes but it worked and the girls love it. If you’d like to tell me all the things that could be improved, I’m all ears and eager to learn.

If you decide to print this on a MP Select Mini, be advised…I changed my print bed x and y dimensions to 127 to make this work. On one pass while printing the raft I did hear it bump against its hard limit so if you can make it work with everything set to 126 mm you might be better off. Needless, this print makes for a very full print bed on the MPSM.

I printed with white PLA and it turned out pretty well. On the next one, I’ll probably increase the outer layer a bit because it is a little translucent in some light. It is also 1 or 2mm smaller in diameter than the cover that was on there but it still covers well and looks good. Last thing is that the screws won’t sit flush unless you dremel them out a bit…could be easily fixed in the model. If I do another version, I’ll fix this in the model.

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