Introduction: LED Worklights for Your 3D Printer

In this instructable I'll outline the process for the design and production of my Neo-pixel work lights.

When I got my printer I thought the printer bed could use some additional light. I'm using an Arduino Uno to run the Neopixels, but later on I'll use a bread board duino.

I made this Instructable after the fact, hope it'll suffice!

Step 1: The Adapter

The first thing I needed to make was an adapter so I could 1.) Mount anywhere on the printer and 2.) Adjust the angle. I figured a clamp style adapter would do the trick, The adapter clamps onto the printer with a screw pressing against the body of the printer, while holding the mount for the Neopixel with another screw, I thought I would've needed to use a nut, turns out the hole was tight enough to not need it.

Step 2: The Neopixel Mount

When designing this I figured the hardest part would be running the wires and figuring out how to allow space to solder on the wires, I guesstimated the angle to be a 30 degree offset and made sure to make the holes wide enough for the wires. To keep the wires together I used a foot long piece of heat-shrink tubing all in all this was a very easy process it just took a few tweaks that I'll add in later. I've got a 24-pixel ring lying around so stayed tuned for more!


nibrocd made it! (author)2016-01-12

cool I have that exact same printer

KalTol1994 made it! (author)KalTol19942016-01-26

How long have you had it and how do you like it so far?

nibrocd made it! (author)nibrocd2016-01-26

I think it's pretty awesome. i got it for christmas but they shipped me it with not enough belt for the pulleys but they sent me more free and it works great now

KalTol1994 made it! (author)KalTol19942016-01-27

That's when I got mine, have you seen my setup Instructable?

rafununu made it! (author)rafununu2016-01-13

I have the worklights, what's about an exchange ?

Sverd Industries made it! (author)2016-01-12

Where did you connect your leds?

KalTol1994 made it! (author)KalTol19942016-01-26

Sorry for the late reply, but I got lazy and velcroed a Arduino uno to the side above the main board and ran wires from the 12V input on the board to the Uno. So I have an Uno leeching power to run Neopixels.

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