Update: SuperInfraMan also designed a pair of limiting plates for the Mini Arcade Joystick to be used to convert the 8-way joystick into a 4-way joystick (great for Pac Man!) and 2-way joystick (for one axis of motion) — very handy! Check those out at Thingiverse Thing 93901. Thanks for pointing these out to us!
Printable box for the Mini Arcade Joystick sold by Adafruit and others.
Depending on your settings, the lid should be a press-fit. You MUST print it with support due to the lip. I used Goop to secure the top plate of the joystick to the lid so that I can use a razor to remove it later if needed. See pic.
Mostly, I designed this so that you can use the joystick in a stand-alone mode as an addon controller for Scratch.
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Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!