Loading

Blooming Flower Night Light

by ossum, published

Blooming Flower Night Light by ossum Oct 3, 2016
2 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps

Contents

License

Use This Project

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Makes

Thing Statistics

1767Views 456Downloads Found in Decor

Summary

I decided to make a 3D printed night-light for my soon-to-be-born baby girl's room and, as is the norm with my projects, I got a bit carried away, so I present to you the fully-articulated, wifi-enabled, 3d-printed night-light (patent not pending).

Assembly Video: https://youtu.be/j5hbdZT09PA

Full build instructions can be found here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Blooming-Marvelous-Flower-Lamp/

Please note the CC-Attribution license, you are welcome to sell prints of this design, you only need to credit me (either link to this page, my webpage http://www.ossum.co.za or my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ossumdesigns )

More from Decor

view more

All Apps

3D Print your file with 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online marketplace for 3D printing services.

App Info Launch App

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Print through a distributed network of 3D printing enthusiasts from across the US, at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. We want to change the world for the better through technology, an...

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

3D Print a wide range of designs with Treatstock. Easy to use tools to get the perfect result. The global 3D printing network that connects you with high-quality and fast working print services nea...

App Info Launch App

Beautiful work!
I'm currently printing out a couple, but I'm undecided on how I want to do the electronics. Too many choices. :)
I was wondering about the cable. Could a length of ABS or nylon filament be substituted? I would think that nylon would hold up with the flexing. Not sure about ABS.

Frame hanging wire from Home Depot works

I just happened to have some of that in the house. Was a snug fit, but works perfectly.
Thanks for the idea!

I think ABS would be very likely to snap, but nylon might work. If the servo is positioned well and the mechanism is all moving smoothly then there is not much pressure on it.

I handled the electronics with an ES8266 wifi module, but it was massive overkill and a real pain to demonstrate, I am still planning on going back and just installing a push button.

Yeah. I wasn't sure about ABS considering the servo position. Then again, it could be repositioned anywhere you want. I'll give nylon a shot. Or I might just break down and get a cable (most likely, since I'd like this to last).
I have some Arduino Nanos I was planning on using for this project, but I was also thinking about adding buttons. I was thinking about adding the buttons to a base, since the bottom of the pot is open. Would leave your model unmodified (and help keep my sanity trying to edit it). :)
Thanks for the reply!

A nano would be perfect. The cable worked well for me, and it was dirt cheap from the local rope shop.

If I ever get around to making a base with a button I will upload it. I was going to just add one in line with the power cable like lots of lamps are done (but of course it can't just flip the power on and off because then then animation wouldn't work, so my plan was to use a piece of ethernet cable, two of the strands for power and two from the micro to the button and back)

It seems like there is a file missing in de package. Namely the top of the LED holder.

Whoops! Thanks for the feedback, I have uploaded the file.

Thanks for the quick reply. I'm printing it right now (takes a while).
I'll see if there's a possibility to post a picture of the result.

My pleasure. Yes, some of the parts are quite slow (the base and the ball in particular), petals are nice and quick, but I did them one at a time to avoid stringing and blobbing from messing up the surfaces.

I would very much like to see the end result. Let me know if you have any troubles with assembly.

It's possible to print with an fdm printer ? what kind of printer do you have if you do not mind to share with us. Very nice design and print ! congrats.

Hi

It definitely is possible. I printed it on my CraftBot+ without any problems.

Take a look at my Instructable for more details, but almost all of it can be printed without support (except the ball of course, it required a lot).

I printed each petal separately so that they would have nice surfaces (otherwise the PETG tends to cause stringing as it moves between parts)

The thin parts (petal and ball) are all 0.8mm thick, i.e. 2 layers with a 0.4mm nozzle.

All of the parts have been designed with a flat surface to make them easy to print.

It's possible to print with an fdm printer ? what kind of printer do you have if you do not mind to share with us. Very nice design and print ! congrats.

I see the animation on the instructable. Is there a video of the real one in action?
Did you use fusion360 for modelling?

I have uploaded a video of it working now (and assembly): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5hbdZT09PA

The frontpage photo/gif animation on the instructable is of the real thing moving (although I have improved the code so that the light turns on slowly as the petals open). I will release some video shortly and let you know, just as soon as it is edited!

Yes, I used F360 for the design.

Top