A simple photography inlay lantern built out of 3D printed parts for home decoration, mood lighting and pure awesomeness!
Overall it's a 30 minute DIY project (excluding printing time).
Step 1: The Parts
You need very little parts since the main body parts are 3D printed.
Here is the bill of materials:
- 3D Printer & filament (use a lively color!)
- A few printed pictures on standard laser paper (both color & B/W work well)
- A light bulb & 110V receptacle
- Transparent PVC/Acrylic/Glass shape (preferably a cylinder or a sphere)
I have not attached the STL files for 3D printing because they need to be redesigned depending on the diameter of the tube you will be using, lightbulb size... etc
Step 2: The Assembly
The assembly is trivial. Simply snap together the 3d printed parts, add your picture inside and clip it together. A few drops of superglue or glue gun here and there where it's not visible is a good recommendation if you plan on occasionally moving the lantern around.
From the top view you can see the insides, and from side view, the Jungle photograph I chose to put inside.
Step 3: Final Setup
And voila! This is what it looks like once on and in place. Simple & awesome!