Touch-Up on Steam Dock Module

A project log for Fully Analog 60% HID Cluster

Custom Human Interface Device with suite of fully-analog inputs. Keyboard, Mouse, Dual Joystick (HOSAS), Dual Throttle(HOTAT), and HOTAS.

Sp4mSp4m 01/19/2023 at 21:090 Comments

It's been a month since my last update to this project, but I haven't stopped working!
I've made a fork of this project to make a more specialized, even more compact version specifically for the Steam Deck Dock.

I'll publish the project page as soon, it's almost ready :^).

First, I have a couple design issues I need to repair! The initial design of the Steam Deck Dock module was printed with one large piece, and a cover that attached from the back. In practice, getting cables through the module was a pain, and I thought I could do better.

So I re-designed the module to open from the bottom. It's much easier to work with, but there's not a lot of space for secure mounting of the cover, without being creative. Queue Creativity.

I made some little tabs that nest into the main body, and made a third mounting hole on the back to hold things in place. 

It works, BUT the tabs are small, and aren't fitting well without sanding. Time for a minor fix!

.... 3 hours later.....

After a lot of tweaking, I couldn't settle on a bottom-access style that I really liked, so I went back to the rear-access model.

I updated it to make the cable routing port larger, which should solve my previous issues with the model.

The only 'problem' with the updated model is that it will have layer lines along the top and bottom of the module, and a seam where the cover connects. I think I can solve this issue with some sanding, but that may not work well if I need to produce this for others.