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!
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