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Arcade Button Light Switch

by Bible9230 Feb 7, 2013
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In the process of printing this. However, I must ask, how hard is it to remove this if needed? Looks like it might be a little rough to get off the wall!

Totally want to take this idea and remix it as a controller pad used in music / DJing.

To anyone still trying to print this. This STL was scaled in inches, not mm.

Looks like there's 25.4mm in an inch

So scale up by 25.4 times (2540x)

I did this, and it printed perfectly.

THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! I'm so happy I found this! I thought my bedroom switch looked plain and boring so I went around trying to find something, and I found the PERFECT thing! Took only a few minutes to install, but did take a few hours to make all the parts becuase I only have a 6 inch print bed. Very good design and was easy to make!

I really wanted to make this, but trying to re-scale is making my brain hurt. Thanks for the print, it is really cool! No Print :(

Instead of trying to re-scale. Import the files in inches, you will have to do this for all of them, but they will all be the perfect size. This is what I had to do. Worked out beautifully.

I figured out how to rescale using a calculation and I did make this successfully! Thanks!

so this was scaled in inches? why?


So small Cura barely sees it ? Alternate version anywhere?

works great . Grear design nice print.

You probably need to switch to inches instead of mm.

AHH! That's why! Makes sense, in a way. The STL format only saves the scale number, not the type of number.

HI. Would you be willing to post the original files so I can modify? Thank you.

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I'm currently in the process of printing out all the components. I should be able to show my finished product in about a week. I also had sizing issues as well but discovered my printer also is supported by Autodesk Print Studio, once I launched the software, changed the scale from mm to in, then imported the .stl file, models were properly sized and all I had to do was press print.

Print Studio:

if you cam upload a metric file for this that would be great! its like an inch in my slicer

Your slicer program should be able to do the conversion. It's usually an option of using inch or metric for your chosen part and it makes the changes automatically.

it seems that some other people are having trouble with the part so if you could upload a metric version that would be great. I'm not trying to be mean but I'm using matter control and it won't let me change in.

You can change the scale ratio within MatterControl. In the edit mode select the scale drop down menu, change the ratio to "in to mm (25.4)".

Would you be able to post the DWG or editable 3D files for this model?
I would like the ability to add an embedded symbol or icon to make it easier to remember which switch is for what appliance. Thanks.

How much material would this item use in USD? Also, I am thinking of buying the following printers, please give me your recommendation regarding best choice. (1.lulzbot mini 2.craftbot 3. makerbot replicator)

I do not know how much material is used to make this. I know it doesn't use that much. I can recommend the Replicator since that's what I use.

ive found that if you make it 24 time as big as the original it will fit the socket

Looks like there's 25.4mm in an inch (I know this is an old comment, but it's worth the info)

So scale up by 25.4 times (2540x)

Is there a quadruple version planned? :D

Curious if you used or tried any different types of filament?

This is an excellent design! It goes together perfectly and works great! One of the very best prints you will find. Kudos.

This is rad, and will be used in all my rooms soon! Thinking of remixing this to work for generic push buttons, to replace doorbell buttons mechanically (rather than electrically with an arcade-style microswitch).

I would love to print these but I have the skinny/pointy type of switches.... Perhaps I can make a converter and link it to this. My roomate is a mechanical egr student and has a cool mechanical lever-linkage type thing made out of laser cut wood on his lightswitch, this could be just the thing to 1up him! Excelsior!

you can change the switch out for about $5... its just a matter of disconnecting and reconnecting 3 wires.... easy as could be.

This is such a cool idea. I think your light switches might be bigger than mine though, it may need adjusting for me.

I want to print this but when I open the files they come up extremely tiny. Do you know much they are supposed to be scaled to?

The parts were designed in inches. Your default setting is probably set to metric so they are showing up in mm. I don't know what system you are using, but MakerWare has a simple conversion from mm to inches.

I’m curious if anyone has made one yet. You may be pleasantly surprised how
well it works.

great idea and nice work!