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Offline piranhamousemods

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3D printed gaming mouse
« on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 19:27:48 »
I 3D printed a new shell for my Logitech G305. The shape is copied from the Endgame Xm1

Offline jamster

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Re: 3D printed gaming mouse
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 01:02:22 »
Hah, that is great! Is it hard to get a smooth finish with 3D printing?

Offline vvp

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Re: 3D printed gaming mouse
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 05:37:08 »
That shell actually looks like it may be a good idea. Less sweating and one possibly can clean the dirt accumulated inside with vacuum cleaner or compressed air. Well, there may be problem with accumulating of a sticky mixture of sweat, dust and dead skin fragments from the inside near the hole openings. So occasional disassembly for cleaning may still be needed.
Anyway I like it.

Offline Crabby

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Re: 3D printed gaming mouse
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 04:39:39 »
That shell actually looks like it may be a good idea. Less sweating and one possibly can clean the dirt accumulated inside with vacuum cleaner or compressed air. Well, there may be problem with accumulating of a sticky mixture of sweat, dust and dead skin fragments from the inside near the hole openings. So occasional disassembly for cleaning may still be needed.
Anyway I like it.
The idea I believe is to reduce weight I believe.

Offline cheater

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Re: 3D printed gaming mouse
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 18:03:51 »
have you considered a new controller for it? I wonder if QMK could do the job.

Offline moosekeyboards

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Re: 3D printed gaming mouse
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 19 December 2020, 09:21:26 »
that looks like it let's you breathe super nice

Offline jsnow77

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Re: 3D printed gaming mouse
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 29 December 2020, 12:22:11 »
This is very cool idea and would be a great way to get a customized mouse for your hand/grip. I am wondering about would different materials in the printer promote different textures and finishes for the shell? I prefer glossy mice and I might have to try printing a shell at my university's printer because this seems like a great idea.

Offline Leslieann

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Re: 3D printed gaming mouse
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 06:40:08 »
I am wondering about would different materials in the printer promote different textures and finishes for the shell?
Not just different materials.
Layer height, type of printer, temp, print speed or even the filament brand can alter the surface finish of a 3d printed object and that assumes the same type of plastic. There's many types of plastic, a few adatives like carbon fiber, wood and metals and then you get blends like Polycarbonate/ABS mix.

PLA can feel smooth line shined ABS caps or rough PBT but very hard, Nylon tends to feel softer, PETG feels waxy.
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