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Fridge Magnet On/Off Switch

by schlotzz Jul 1, 2016
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Absolutely smart design. My first several tries with magnets. Highly recommended.
However, it is hard to design our own magnet slot. The slot is on the slope and you need to place the slot parallel to the slope, which is quite hard. One thing you can help us is that provide the angle for the slope.
Actually, I followed your idea and create my own geometry. And I calculate the angle. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3217288
Hopefully, I can help others to enjoy the smart design.

Magnet switch for fridge note: no glue

I printed one and will get pictures soon, I found it easy to not print the pop-out ON/OFF letters and use a marker to highlight it instead

Hi QuinnH2O. Thanks for your comment on using a marker instead of the printed letters. I tried that, too, but wasn't able to stay inside the cavities.
In the meantime I updated my printer firmware to a newer release of Marlin, that supports the M600 "change filament" command. Thus I was able to print the letters inside with a different color without having to glue them on afterwards.

Great little item, how clever! Agree with your update though - the on/off wording was wrong, somehow?!! Isn't UI design an odd thing! :)

Thanks for your comment. Yes indeed, UI/UX can be tricky sometimes...

We love this simple and clever design! Thanks for sharing it :)

Thanks for your feedback. I'm happy you like it.

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