Introduction: Legend of Zelda Rupee Nightlight
I've always been a huge Legend of Zelda fan (my last instructable was a Majora's Mask replica with flashing LEDs). Wanting to make my first 3D print, I used Tinkercad and started with something simple - a box/case. After looking through some saved items on Thingiverse, I wanted to try making a night light for my daughter (w/ a touch of my nerdiness). So, I ended up making a nightlight with rupee colors from A Link to the Past.
Disclaimer: This is fan art - Nintendo owns all copyrights and trademarks.
Step 1: Things You'll Need
A list of items we'll need to do this:
- 1 - 5mm Red LED
- 1 - 5mm Blue LED
- 1 - 5mm Green LED
- 1 - Prototype board
- 3 - 220 resistors
- 3 - Jumper wires
- 1 - Micro USB header
- 1 - Micro USB cable
- Soldering Iron
- 3D Printer
- 3 Rupee Covers (courtesy of https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:112463)
- 1 Light base
- 3 Triforce pieces
Step 2: Circuitry
The wiring is very straightforward. Since there isn't any logic, we only need a very simple circuit (no controllers or programming involved). See the pictures for visual reference to the steps below.
- Solder the LEDs into the C, N, and Y columns on the prototype board
- Solder the microUSB header S-W columns
- Attach all of the anodes directly to the VCC pin of the microUSB
- Solder one end of a 220 resistor to the cathode pin of the LED and solder the other end directly to the GND pin on the microUSB.
- Plug in a microUSB cable to make sure everything is working
Step 3: Print the Base
I printed the base in Cura with the following settings for the AnyCubic i3 Mega:
- Speed: .2
- Infill: 5%
- Support: No
- Plate Adhesion: No
Step 4: Print and Apply the Triforce
Apply super glue to the imprints and add the triangles. These should fit snugly in the in the imprints.
Step 5: Print the Rupees
You can find the files to print the rupees from here. Thanks to TheKretchfoop for the design.
Step 6: Putting It Together
The circuit board is super-glued to the underside of the top of the stand. Place the stand upside down and let it sit overnight. Next, apply a little bit of superglue to the inside base of the Rupee cover. Place it on the LED and let it sight overnight.
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