Mounting My Power Switch
I recently purchased a retro power switch from a local animal thrift store and I want to mount it to the underside of my desk.
I was not really sure where to start this project and it seemed really daunting at the beginning. I decided the first step would be to make a rough design in Freecad.
After I sliced the model in Cura, It said it would weigh 88g and take 5 hours to print!
I knew I had to remove some material.
After I printed this piece I realized that the screw hole was WAY too big.
I decided to re-design and take some more material away.
I went ahead and added an indention to the screw holes for the head of the screws.
After printing this part I realized the placement of the screw hole was a few mm too close to the wall of the bracket.
I measured the distance again and re-built the bracket to come up with the final design.
The final design weighs 9g and takes about 50 minutes to print.
I printed the part on its side so the weight of the power switch would push perpendicular to the grain of the print.
First, I pre drilled the screw holes on the underside of my desk.
I then mounted all of the brackets using the shorter fastener screws.
Then, I slid the switch box in and bolted it to the brackets using the existing bolts.