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Nintendo Switch Stand for Rails

by bleem313 Mar 24, 2017
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I love the idea of this. I printed two so far. I scaled one down to try and get it to fit my rails better but still can't get it to fit! This is so frustrating! I can't figure out why it is printing out to wide in the one area.

Printed perfect, fit great. Really happy with the 55degree design.

Hi. It's wonderfully simple but I have one concern, what about the pins for charging and connecting with Joy cons? Looking at the design, they could get damaged by the plastic sliding into the rail...

Please scale to 108% i did and i fits very sung

Glad you printed it, I hope it works well for you!

Often times that is going to depend on your printer and how you have it tuned. For another person, they had to sand it down to get a perfect fit.

I print them without supports.

Really like the part, though I do have a small suggestion. If the rails get cleaned up well to run smooth the nib isn't quite large enough to securely hold the Switch up without the friction fit. If the height of the nib was increased to 2mm or 3mm it'd hold much more securely.

Enjoying it so far though, super clever bit.

Solid design. Users just need to make sure they bend the legs away from the rail during installation to push the protrusion past the bottom of Switch's body.

Yeah, that was my intention. The original design that I took the concept from used friction to hold the switch up. I didn't like that as much because overtime the metal rails would wear away the plastic and you would have to print new ones.

Glad you like it!

Awesome idea using the controller rails for a stand! Making one for all my friends' switches.

GASP! you put stickers on your switch!

Haha, yeah. The officially licensed ones from PDP don't hurt the switch. They aren't made from the same vinyl and adhesive material that the other manufacturers use.

Love these stands! Did my own remix of the originals but these look nicer than what I could do.

Where did you get all the Zelda bling for your joycons and screen?

Thanks! I wanted to try and make a version that didn't rely on friction to hold the switch up, and was thin enough to fit in a case.

The Zelda stuff is the official Nintendo licensed Zelda skin kit from PDP. So far it's the only skin for the switch that doesn't damage it, but they did have Nintendo's help, so I would hope it wouldn't. Haha