Cardboard Deskop Lamp

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Can cardboard become something useful and beautiful? For me yes it can and I'll prove it to you!

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Step 1: 3D Model and Slicer

Τhe basic 3d model of the lamp was made in Fusion 360. The tool I use to turn my 3D model into appealing artifacts is the Slicer for Autodesk Fusion 360. I was slice and convert the 3D model of the lamp into 2D patterns that now I can cut out.

Bellow, I have the SVG files ready for Laser Cutting and also a PDF file with the 2D patterns that you can cut out of any flat material!

Step 2: Put Together - Assembly

I use white glue to stick cardboard layers the one with the other, it's a simple process!

Step 3: Completed

The final result after all layers have been glued.

Step 4: Light Up

In the bottom piece, I haved glue LED lights so all that you have to do to light up is to connect your lamp with the battery or to a power source. I think it turns out to something very beautiful and unique!

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    17 Discussions

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    vernon.rogerj

    3 days ago

    Very cool!
    You should post how you modelled this in Fusion too ;)

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    illustrisWorkshopvernon.rogerj

    Reply 12 hours ago

    Thank you!
    If you are more familiar with Tinkercad you can modelled there and import to Fusion.

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    funtogetherpinokeeo

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    In the past, I've successfully cut out cardboard layers using a scrollsaw, instead of a laser cutter. A scrollsaw is less fancy than a laser cutter, but still maybe fancy. You could try using some sort of homemade hot wire cutter to cut out the cardboard slices, but that might be a fire hazard.

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    pinokeeofuntogether

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    I have a scrollsaw. I'll try that. Thanks. I like your design.

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    illustrisWorkshoppinokeeo

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    Perhaps you could use scissors or for cutting through flat cardboard by hand, best tool to use is a utility knife! It is also a very good idea the one mentioned by the funtogether!

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    gabrielfive4pinokeeo

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    You can just print out the sheets and cut it out of cardboard with an x-acto knife. It might not be as neat as a laser cut but it will work fine. :)

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    jeanniel1

    7 weeks ago

    At first I thought it was a cardboard votive candle holder, but then realized the slats across the top inclined parts - wonderful! Love the design - simple and elegant

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    Pavlovafowl

    7 weeks ago

    Elegant use of corrugated cardboard, make a beautiful light. Good luck and all the very best from Normandie, Sue

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