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Component Tester 3D Enclosure

This inexpensive little component tester is a marvel, but it’s bounced around my desk for a while. Fortunately I found an enclosure for it that allows access to the test points and the activation button.

Cheap, AVR-based component tester, probably from China.
Cheap, AVR-based component tester, probably from China.

Fortunate, because testers of this type were all the fad about 2012, when I bought this one (probably from a Chinese parts website). So, when I found it on Thingiverse, I had to print it to see it. Unfortunately, the top involves an unsupported angle, and so the slicer has to add support underneath. Given that it’s printed face-down, part of the external surface ends up not being smooth.

The 3D Printed Enclosure for the Component Tester
The 3D Printed Enclosure for the Component Tester

The original 3D object is on Thingiverse.
My make and setup is also available, giving notes and settings for a Monoprice 3D Select Mini.