Display your Joy-Cons in the intended way: as a 3D printed dog


After the Nintendo Switch was first shown to the public people started to notice that the Joy-Con controllers look like a face, specifically one of dog.

You can see it more clearly in pieces of art like this, which acted as the inspiration for today’s print –  a display stand for the controllers when they’re slotted into the comfort grip.

Maker “3Dutchie” created this print in Tinkercad using two different models as the base: the body of a dog and the tongue from a Rick and Morty mask. This process took around four hours, but we were told that three hours were spent learning the software.

Printing for a single stand took around six hours at 0.2mm layer height and 10% infill. Ten different stands were printed as gifts for friends in various colours, and you can see a few of them on this page.

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We think black works the best as it fits in with the colour of the grip, but you can print it to match your Joy-Cons or any of those dbrand skins.

Each stand is around 8 X 10 X 10 centimetres and prints come out in two parts that require a bit of glue to stick together.

The files to make your own are available for free from Thingiverse.

While we’ve seen this idea done before – even before the launch of the console – this is our favourite implementation to date.

We hope someone takes it and adds in functionality such as charging. Running a wire through the print to power up the charging grip would be one way to do it.

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