Moon Station Powered Moon Lamp




About: Make it yourself if you cannot buy one!

This instructables show how to add a rechargeable Moon station light source to make a portable Progressive Detail Moon Lamp.

Step 1: Why Moon Station?

A portable Moon Lamp require a light source; And the light source require a power switch and recharge plug socket.

The switch and socket make the Moon surface not perfect. How about make it look like a Moon station? It can explain why part of the Moon become unnatural :P

Step 2: 3D Printing

Download and unpack the STL file from thingiverse:

3D print the model with white filament. I am print it with 0.1 mm layer height, no support required.

Step 3: Light Source

The interior of the Moon station is 28 mm in diameter and reserved a micro USB port window.

This time, I am using a tiny LED drive board with charging circuit. It originally designed for 18650 LED flashlight, you can use any similar light source in hand.

Step 4: Soldering Work

Connect power switch, LED drive board, Lipo battery and LED altogether.

Step 5: Hot Glue Work

Since soldered circuit not in perfect shape, simply use hot glue fix it into the Moon station. I recommend fix the switch first then align the LED drive board to the USB port window.

Step 6: Install Moon Station

Use a coin screw the Moon station into the Moon.

Step 7: Charging

The USB port window designed at the side but not the bottom, so that you can screw up the Moon station a little bit and plug the USB power for charging. At the same time, you can treat it as a decent decoration on your desk.

Step 8: Happy Night!

It's time to show what you have done with friends at night!

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    3 Discussions


    4 weeks ago

    great project, i really wish to make one for me, but i dont have access to 3D printing, is there any other alternative for similar project! ?

    2 replies

    Reply 14 days ago

    If you cannot print it yourself, you may order a print out on the web.


    Reply 26 days ago

    I think you could use any other material depending on what you want to archieve. Few years ago I made an awesome one from cooking paper with glue and then adding paint :D