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I ordered a heap of white LEDs, and figured that I'd use them for something one of these days. Turns out that there just wasn't enough lighting on the platform of my printer for my liking.
Solidworks and a few prints later it was much better. Lots of glare off the glass over the heated bed, but it's much improved.
I included the Solidworks files for anyone interested, and can export it in any other format on request.
To connect up:
If you have a digital multimeter, you can set it on the LED mode to know which is anode (+3.3v,+5v, etc.) and which is cathode (GND). If you touch both leads and the LED doesn't light up, it's the other way. :)
Prusa x-carriage LED carrier by hugh is licensed under the Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure hugh would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!