Hey everyone. it has been a while since I have been able to post, and this is my first Free Design post. With all the craziness in the world, my wife and I decided to add to the chaos and move after 18 years in our home. With the kids out of the house, it was time for a change. Well, that meant packing everything up (including the GlowForge) so I haven’t been able to print for a while and I have been too busy to post. Not to mention when I got to the new home, the window was a crank out window and my setup was designed for a sash window (more on that in a different post).
Anyway, after everything settled down, my oldest daughter came to visit and we decided to make something on the GlowForge while she was here. I asked her to think about what she wanted and she came up with the idea to make a stand for her Nintendo Switch. She liked the idea of a wood frame and wanted to make it adjustable height and angles. She also wanted a place to put her extra controller on the back. One thing she chose was to design it not to hold the joy cons. This was a choice, not an oversight. She said when she is using a stand she would never need to have the joy cons attached.
Some key design elements were to make it as thin as possible. make sure it could easily collapse so it could be taken with her and line the inside with felt so that her precious switch wouldn’t get scratched. We were able to make the controller holders fit like puzzle pieces and the sides are fully integrated using #6-32 bolts with wood dials so there is now screwdrivers or tools required to assemble.
One note on the design, we did end up cutting two sets of the legs and gluing them together as they just felt more substantial. We also printed a couple extra of the controller holders thinking they were the most fragile part, but we were pleasantly surprised at how sturdy they were.
The entire process from concept through design and assembly was a single day. it was a great way to spend time together and I think she really loved the outcome.
I figured since it was our design, I would share it with this community. Feel free to update or use any way you wish. We hope you enjoy it.
And here it is in its new home with the power and controller attached.
Finally as promised, here is the svg file setup to print on the GlowForge using 1/8" PG MDF .