switch dock minimalist retrofit mod

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  1. binaryinfections
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    so im working on a smaller dock for travel.this is a smaller dock and will require retrofitting your dock components into the smaller one. here is an almost finished representation and will be printing today dock.png

    it is only 80MM wide and the base is just about the same size as the main board. it is also a good size to balance the switch.

    what do you guys think?
     
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  2. kingraa777

    kingraa777 boom!

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    Looks neat please share pics when you have it printed :)
     
  3. swabbo

    swabbo Wot u doin readin dis m8?

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    Very nice, can't beat the one from Reddit though, that was sexy af with that mirror finish
     
  4. binaryinfections
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    Well that reddit one isn't really a dock. It with a little sloppy actually. Hear me out ,

    While it was smaller , you have to lay your switch on top of it , then a cable came out that you had to buy and connect. Yes it's shinny but you have to buy extra things and when your switch is on it , the cable makes it look unclean. I'm trying to make something more small and not have to buy extra things nor have to have cables hanging all out
     
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  5. swabbo

    swabbo Wot u doin readin dis m8?

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    Surely laying the console flat is safer than what you're trying to do, what if something knocks the dock? what's stopping it from damaging the charging port?

    regardless, I hope it turns out nice and I look forward to seeing progress and pictures! :D
     
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    Damn, that looks hot!
     
  7. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

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    If I noticed any scratches on my Switch from putting it in and taking it out of the dock, I might be interested in such solutions, but really that whole issue just doesn't seem to at all affect my Switch, at least it hasn't yet after nearly 3 weeks of regularly taking it out and putting it in the dock. Beyond that, I like how the official dock keeps the majority of the face of the Switch's screen covered, thereby protecting it from dust and the like.
     
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    I get what you're saying and appreciate the feedback !!! Thanks !

    Also the actual USB C is recessed enough that it connects securely but not to bend it in case of accidental knock. Also the front bezel prevents it from moving forward. So it's secured on there so says the stress test on auto desk inventor but will further test once printing is done
     
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    Would you be able to share the file so others can print it as well?
     
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    After initial testing , yes I will be sharing on thingiverse
     
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    My dock is more of a travel dock , taking the stock dock is tedious and less compact
    this is more of a travel type dock. the regular dock is just too big for taking with you to someones house or event :)
     
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    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I gotcha, I got this messenger bag that has a great little compartment for the Dock (As well as compartments for everything else), which makes bringing the Switch and all its other components to my friend's places real easy and doesn't make it seem too big.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. grossaffe

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    Nice. I've been looking forward to someone somewhere coming up with a portable dock I can slip into my carrying case.
     
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    I've seen smaller docks made of polycarbonate already, it's a simple build. If you have a 3D printer, it's even easier.

    Here's a Linktendo to the travel dock:

    https://www.jolimonkb.com/switch/

    You can buy them as a stock mod kit or have one made custom to order.
     
  15. KingVamp

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    This is nice, but I think I'll wait for a official third party to do it.
     
  16. Axido

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    Awesome. I hate that reddit thing, because it's not an actual dock. If this one works like the original dock and is smaller, I'll definitely print it.
     
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    It's cool to see stuff like this get made by the creatives of the community. Good on you, OP.
     
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    that is bad ass !!!! where did you purchase this bag ?
     
  19. duffmmann

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    Best Buy actually, it was about $40 though, so its not particularly cheap
     
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    Cool but a glass tempered screen protector fixed it for me.