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Snap Together Mini-lamp: Slicable and LED Power

by RockstarAlchemist, published

Snap Together Mini-lamp: Slicable and LED Power by RockstarAlchemist Aug 3, 2012

Description

I had trouble slicing the .stl files from the original, so using a combination of netfabb cloud and basic, I was able to slice in pronterface with Slic3r. I also added LED strip lighting.

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Crypto,  sorry I just saw your request.  I've uploaded the smaller plates for the arm parts.  I think they'll fit your TOM build surface.  FYI...I used OpenSCAD to import the STL, then used cubes to "difference" out a portion of the plate.  I don't have a full version of netfabb, might have made it easier, otherwise.  Enjoy.

I did it with 100% fill density.  It was overkill on the base, but made for a solid structure.  Definitely, 100% for the rest.

nsunderman, I uploaded the gcode file I used.  Not sure if that will help or not.  I did have less than beautiful bridges in forming the end of the lamp head [closing it off], but since it was on the inside of the lamp shade, it wasn't a big deal and the outside looked great.  Let me know if this helps.

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Instructions

Hopefully, these files will slicer better. I was using Pronterface + Sli3r + Printrbot LC+

LED strip lighting was HitLights 12V DC white.

Otherwise, follow instructions on makerbot's original.

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nsuderman on Nov 4, 2012 said:

when I use slic3r it does not bridge the top of the lamp instead it tries to make three perimeters around the top hole and then infill. What am I doing wrong

RockstarAlchemist on Nov 4, 2012 said:

nsunderman, I uploaded the gcode file I used.  Not sure if that will help or not.  I did have less than beautiful bridges in forming the end of the lamp head [closing it off], but since it was on the inside of the lamp shade, it wasn't a big deal and the outside looked great.  Let me know if this helps.

Crypto on Sep 26, 2012 said:

Dood! The base finally printed. I've had real issues with the other models. Thanks for uploading these.
Don't suppose you could break the ArmsPartsSnap file into a couple of pieces to fit on my tiny TOM?

RockstarAlchemist on Nov 4, 2012 said:

Crypto,  sorry I just saw your request.  I've uploaded the smaller plates for the arm parts.  I think they'll fit your TOM build surface.  FYI...I used OpenSCAD to import the STL, then used cubes to "difference" out a portion of the plate.  I don't have a full version of netfabb, might have made it easier, otherwise.  Enjoy.

InfiniTTTy on Sep 5, 2012 said:

Is there a recommended Fill Density for this print?

RockstarAlchemist on Nov 4, 2012 said:

I did it with 100% fill density.  It was overkill on the base, but made for a solid structure.  Definitely, 100% for the rest.

hardmouse on Aug 31, 2012 said:

SWEET!! another printrbot fan! Thanks for the fixed version. :-D

RockstarAlchemist on Aug 6, 2012 said:

You guys are welcome and I'm glad you found it helpful.

photozz on Aug 6, 2012 said:

This is the first version that seems to slice right. Printing now and thanks!

Whizbang on Aug 4, 2012 said:

thank you for the slic3r friendly version

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