Obviously there’s no lack of 3D printable docked grips for the Switch, and whilst I could go on in length about my motivations and goals, suffice to say that I can be quite picky when it comes to ergonomics and that I designed this as a complement to my portable switch grip found here.
Trying to be to the point then, the main thing setting my design apart is mainly that it incorporates the proper metal rails from either the standard grip or the slide-on covers that come with the Switch.
Furthermore, it also incorporates the light pipes from the standard grip to make it all a bit more complete. And on a similar note, the mid-section also has a cut out intended for a laser cut and engraved piece of acrylic in the place of a logo.
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Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
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