Introduction: 3D Printed LED Nightlight

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Hi! This is an instructional, step-by-step guide to creating your own 3D printed LED night light. First, you must know what materials you need.

1. CAD Software (OnShape, etc.)

2. 3D Printer

3. Cura File

4. LED Strips

5. Wiring for LED Strips

6. 12 or 9 Volt Batteries

Step 1: 3D Modeling

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You can make your night light about as creative as you want you just need to have it be a cylinder shaped with some design or holes in the sides. Also, make sure the dimensions of your night light fit the 3D printer.

Step 2: Printing

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To get it to Cura, export the part studio and change PARASOLID to STL and change the units to MM. Immediatly open Cura. From there, upload the Part Studio to your SD card and put the SD card in your printer. Click on the Part Studio ad press Print.

Step 3: Set-Up LED Strips

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After your 3D model finished printing, then you need to attach LED strips to the inside of the object.

Take the LED strips and cut the correct length for the inside of your model. The LED strips have an adhesive on one side so it can be easily attached to the inside of your model.

Step 4: Connecting the LED Strips to Battery

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Once the LED strips are attached to the sides, create a bottom for the object. You can trace cardboard and make a bottom, or 3D print your own base for the object. For the base, just follow the same steps to print as shown in Slide 2. Next, you need to attach the LED strips to a battery. Using a closed circuit wire, connect the negative end of the LED strip to the positive end of the battery. And then connect the positive end of the LED strip to the negative side of the battery. The switch connected to the battery will allow you to turn the LED strips on and off.

Once this is complete, your done! Thanks for following.


tomatoskins (author)2016-05-13

So cool! I love seeing others designs!

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