Introduction: Light the Lamp Build - Craft

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Lesson Overview:

Congratulations! If you have reached this point you are in the home stretch. All you have left to do is put everything together.

By the end of this Instructable you will be able to place your 3D printed Stanley Cup Trophy into the trophy stand to "Light the Lamp" after you score a goal in table top hockey.

Let's get started!

Check out the entire "Anaheim Ducks: Light the Lamp Challenge" project on Tinkercad

Step 1: Materials

Before you begin, take a few minutes to gather the materials you will need for the build.

Making Materials:

  • Duct tapeElectrical tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ruler
  • Aluminum foil
  • Wire Strippers or small scissors

Electrical Components:

  • Battery pack1 - 220 Ohm resistor
  • Red and Black wire (22 gauge stranded)
  • 1 - LED of your color choice (I am using a 5mm diameter red LED)
  • 1 - Piezoelectric buzzer

3D Printed Materials:

Instructions on building the 3D printable parts can be found on Autodesk Project Ignite

  • 3D Printed Lamp Bracket
  • 3D Printed Trophy Stand
  • 3D Printed Stanley Cup Trophy

Crafted Materials:

Instructions on how to build a Table Top Hockey Rink can be found on the Instructables site

  • Table Top Hockey Rink

Step 2: Add Leads to the Buzzer

For a house to be functional there must be a way in. It’s time to create a doorway.

To do this, we will group two objects together in the final shape for that door, we will make that shape a Hole, position it, and then group the shapes. These are the same steps we completed in the previous steps to hollow out the house, but this time we will create the door.

Instructions

  1. Cut a 100mm piece of red wire and a 100mm piece of black and strip one end of each. I normally don't strip both ends until I know exactly how long the wire needs to be. 100mm should give you enough length that some may need to be trimmed later in the project.

  2. Attach the red wire to the positive (long) lead on the buzzer with electrical tape, then do the same with the black wire.

  3. Set the buzzer to the side, we will come back to it later.

  4. Continue to the next step.

Step 3: Create Terminal Connections in the Trophy Stand

Next we will focus on building the terminals the Stanley Cup Trophy will sit on when it is placed in the stand.

For this step we will need 2 red wires each cut to roughly 100mm in length and stripped on one end.

The goal for this step to create two connection points in the bottom the trophy stand hole. These will act as the terminals in a switch. When the foil on the bottom of the trophy bridges the gap between the foil terminals it will complete the circuit and light the lamp and buzzer.

Instructions

  1. Tear a small piece of foil (I used a piece that was roughly 100mm x 60mm, but this doesn't need to be exact) and ball it up loosely on the stripped end of the wire. Feed the wire down through the opening in the bottom of the stand and press the foil into the bottom of the hole.

  2. The separator that was added in the bottom of the trophy stand hole should help guide the foil into place

  3. Repeat this step a second time for the other half of the connection.

  4. If you flip the stand over when finished you should see the wires reaching past the buzzer opening in the stand.

  5. Continue to the next step.

Step 4: Cut Wires for the Battery Pack

Next we will cut the wires that will connect the battery pack to the circuit.

Instructions

  1. You will need a 200mm red wire stripped at both ends and a second wire of the same length in black.

  2. Once you have cut and stripped the wires set them aside with the buzzer and we will come back to them in a bit.

  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 5: Find the Length for the LED Wires

We are ready to begin wiring the LED, but you will need to determine where you plan to place your lamp bracket.

In hockey, when a goal is scored, the lamp behind the goal that was scored on lights. If you want your trophy to light the lamp in front of your opponent you will need to run wires from the trophy stand to the other end of the rink.

To make it easier to build these instructions, I will place my lamp bracket above my goal.

Instructions

  1. In the image you can see that I placed the bracket and loosely tied the wire to it and then ran the wire along the path I want on the rink wall. Once you determine the length you need cut a red and a black wire to that length and strip one end of each wire.

  2. I ended up making my LED wires about 400mm long.

  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 6: Wire the LED (lamp)

Time to wire up the lamp for the project.

Instructions

  1. Connect the 220 ohm resistor to the negative (short) lead on the LED.

  2. Secure it wire electrical tape.

  3. Connect the black wire to the other end of the resistor.

  4. Secure it wire electrical tape.

    Note: the electrical tape is mostly to prevent the LED terminals from touching and causing a short circuit.

  5. Connect the red wire to the positive (long) lead on the LED in the same manner as the black wire, but without a resistor.

  6. Continue to the next step.

Step 7: Connecting the Positive Wires

For a house to be functional there must be a way in. It’s time to create a doorway.

To do this, we will group two objects together in the final shape for that door, we will make that shape a Hole, position it, and then group the shapes. These are the same steps we completed in the previous steps to hollow out the house, but this time we will create the door.

Instructions

  1. Flip over the trophy stand and connect the red wire to one of the red wires connected to the foil terminals.

  2. Secure the wires with electrical tape.

  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 8: Connect the LED and Buzzer

Now we can begin wiring up the parallel circuit.

Instructions

  1. Grab the buzzer and the LED that was wired up earlier.

  2. Place the buzzer in the opening on the bottom of the stand and bend the wires upward.

  3. Connect the red wires from the buzzer and the red wire from the LED to the remaining red wire that is connected to the foil terminal.

  4. Wrap the connection in electrical tape to secure it and prevent short circuits.

  5. Continue to the next step.

Step 9: Finish Wiring the Circuit

Almost there....great work. At this point in the build I started to get really excited to Light the Lamp.

Instructions

  1. In the last step you wired all the positive (red) wires together and in this step you will repeat that process, but with the negative (black) wires.

  2. Connect the black wires from the buzzer and LED to the black battery pack wire and wrap the connection in electrical tape.

  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 10: Hide the Wires

Wire all the wiring complete you can start to hide the wiring in the 3D print.

Instructions

  1. Gently press the wires into the buzzer opening. While doing that try to keep the battery wires grouped together and the same for the LED wires. This will help when keep things looking clean.

  2. Once the wires are in place, you can use electrical tape or hot glue to secure the wires into the 3D print if needed.

  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 11: Connect Battery Pack and Attach to Rink Wall

To wrap up and prepare to Light the Lamp connect the battery pack wires to the battery wires coming from the stand.

Instructions

  1. Place the LED in the lamp bracket and attach to the rink wall.

  2. Use duct tape to connect run the wires along the rink wall to their desired location.

  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 12: Create the Trophy Terminal

The last step in the build is to create a conductive terminal on the bottom of the trophy.

To make the terminal you will ball up some foil, smash it flat, and hot glue it to the bottom of the trophy.

Instructions

  1. Tear a small piece of aluminum foil about 100mm square and ball it up so it is roughly the diameter you want.

  2. Once you are happy with the size grab a roll of duct tape and tap it on the foil ball to flatten the ball.

  3. When finished, secure the foil to the bottom of the trophy with hot glue.

  4. Continue to the next step.

Step 13: GAME ON!

CONGRATULATIONS! You are finished....time to Light the Lamp!

Place your trophy into the stand to Light the Lamp.

Enjoy.

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