Introduction: 3D Printed LED Luminous Factory
This creation was initially inspired by La Fabrique DIY's wooden version of a luminous factory. However, I had no wooden tools nor machinery so instead, I opted for a 3D printed version. I heavily modified and customized the base (to fit my electronic components, and my father's name on the front of the factory (as this was a gift for Father's Day). Besides the electronic components, the whole model was 3D printed with Tinkerine's Ditto Pro 3D printer.
Step 1: Files & Supplies
I designed the entire model on SketchUp, a free, "easy to learn and incredibly fun to use" 3D modelling software. Here is the link for download: http://www.sketchup.com
Other than the requirement of a 3D printer and filament, all the electrical components are listed below.
- Mini toggle switch
- LED (3V)
- Battery Holder (AAx2)
- Breadboard Jumper Wires (M/F)
- Breadboard Jumper Wires (F/F)
As for the 3D files, I attached a .stl and a .skp file for the base and a .skp file for the factory. For the factory .skp file, I erased the Chinese name, leaving the design blank for your own customization.
You can personalize your name or whatever you want by using SketchUp by going to Tools > 3D Text. After you're happy with your design, all you have to do is export your file to a .stl file and use a 3D slicing software that suits your 3D printer. Finally, send it to your 3D Printer and start printing!
Step 2: Circuits
As for the circuit, it is self-explanatory. Connect each jumper wire or ordinary electrical wire accordingly as shown in the picture. Once connected, flick the switch and the light should glow. Thats it!
Participated in the
3D Printing Contest 2016