Moon Lamp With Remote

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Introduction: Moon Lamp With Remote

Hello Everyone,

I was inspired by https://www.instructables.com/Print-Your-Own-Moon/ and printed various sizes of the moon.

They turned out good, but my challenges were

  • Making it portable, rechargeable
  • Work with and without wire
  • Stronger
  • Electronic circuit for the lamp
  • Multi colors
  • Easy service/troubleshooting
  • Wooden stand

In this instructable, I will share how I made one

Do let me know your comments and suggestions

Step 1: What Do We Need ?

  • 3d Printed Moon (see the next step for more details)
  • Lithium battery from an old phone (width less than 28mm)
  • RGB LED strip
  • RGB controller with remote
  • TP4056 - lithium battery charger
  • MT3608- DC step-up convertor
  • 5.5x2.1mm power jack
  • Push-button
  • Wires
  • Soldering iron
  • Hot-glue
  • Multimeter
  • Scrap wooden plank
  • Jigsaw
  • PVA glue / fevicol
  • 13/64" dowels

Step 2: 3d Printing the Moon

  • Download STL files from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4749712
  • Printed with white PLA at 0.2mm resolution
  • Took 33hrs approx for the moon and 40 minutes for the cap
  • I adjusted the cap based on components I had
  • I have also kept a plain cap stl, that can be customizer based on your requirement/components

Step 3: Circuit Diagram

  • The battery is charged by TP4056
  • The output of TP4056 is stepped up to 12V using MT3608
  • This is the input voltage for the RGB controller via a switch

Step 4: Testing: RBG LED Strip

  • Before starting building, testing individual components is recommended
  • Here I am testing RGB LED strip

Step 5: Testing It All Together

  • I have a habit to test all components individually and then together before the final assembly
  • This helps me to adjust/troubleshoot if there are issues with individual components
  • I had to replace the battery and adjust the length of the led strip to reduce brightness

Step 6: Reducing Size

  • Most of the components I used were barebone, except the RGB controller
  • So I removed the outer casing and removed any connectors
  • I soldered the led strip with the help of some soft and short length wires as shown

Step 7: Assembly

  • Fix the power jack connector and the switch on the cap as shown
  • Using double side tape, stick the TP4056 and MT3608 on the battery ( on one side)
  • On the other side stick the RGB controller
  • Make all wire connections as per the circuit diagram
  • Test the Moon Lamp
  • Take rest of the day Off

Step 8: Stand

  • Cut 6 wooden fingers 2.5"x0.5"
  • Drill 5mm or 13/64" holes as shown
  • Using 13/64" dowels and fevicol, assemble the stand
  • Sand the stand and apply varnish for a natural look

Step 9: Adore

  • Charge the battery
  • Set the moon on the stand
  • Set color of the moon to your mood
  • Adore it's beautify

Thanks for reading this article

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58 Comments

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FrankU32
FrankU32

7 months ago on Step 9

Looks great. The buck converter you have used will probably still draw some current when the light is off so putting the switch before it will likely make the battery last longer.

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tazma
tazma

7 months ago

hello very good projectI have a query I want to print moon ball but with another image background you know if it is possibleand I would also like to know how it was donethe bolus and the thread an explanation or a tutorial is possibleThank you

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tazma
tazma

Reply 7 months ago

Thank you

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Amit_Jain
Amit_Jain

Reply 1 year ago

I will try, thanks for sharing

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StumpChunkman
StumpChunkman

Reply 1 year ago

Very cool. I love the base!

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Brizilla
Brizilla

1 year ago

Someone should sell these. I'd but one.

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Brizilla
Brizilla

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you so much!

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Amit_Jain
Amit_Jain

Reply 1 year ago

Hi Mikhail, this is a tugesten lamp, it will melt the moon. Use similar with led light not over 1w

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Amit_Jain
Amit_Jain

Reply 1 year ago

Looks nice

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Amit_Jain
Amit_Jain

Reply 1 year ago

I like your stand...

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Wingletang
Wingletang

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you - and I like your moon lamp! I have voted for you in the contest.

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Amit_Jain
Amit_Jain

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks

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Ohms Lab
Ohms Lab

1 year ago

Wow beautiful!!!