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Switch Cover

Post by parkview » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:14 pm

Many years ago, I came across a great bargain, and purchased a couple of bags of 4A 240V rocker switches. They tend to get used in any project that needs a power switch.

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My wife's 12V LED desk lamp switch failed the other day, so I quickly patched in the above switch. Even though it was a 12V, I was mindful that over time the heat shrink could slip out of place, so I designed up a 3D printed cover for it:

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It's a solid fit for the switch:

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Re: Switch Cover

Post by BeJay » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:50 am

Nice job! What did you use to draw it?

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Re: Switch Cover

Post by parkview » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:58 pm

I use Design Spark Mechanical for all my work. To me it seems more intuitive than FreeCAD

It's now up on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1644463

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Re: Switch Cover

Post by BeJay » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:44 pm

I must check that out. I have gotten used to using FreeCAD under linux, and recently the hobby version of Autodesk Fusion 360 for mac. I have recently got a new toy... a delta printer Micromake D1 from kad3d.com.au. It's pretty nice!
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Re: Switch Cover

Post by parkview » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:25 am

How do you find the Delta compared with the other printer?

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Re: Switch Cover

Post by BeJay » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:55 pm

Quieter, faster, more precision than the Hadron. I like that it has less metal wearing parts too!

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Re: Switch Cover

Post by Jubbp » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:14 pm

Definitely looks like a much more professional job.

Well done Paul :)

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