LED Wand inspired by Harry Potter
by tuxedodiplomat, published
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There's a free plugin for sketchup that works well to convert to STL. Info is found here:Â http://www.guitar-list.com/dow...
Your wand is great,Â I also have a friend who is a Harry Potter nut.Â I would like to build, but have no idea how to create the stl files from sketchup.Â Any advise on how/where to learn?
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Model has been split to fit my tiny printbed - there's nothing larger than about 90mm. It can be glued together, but tolerance is pretty tight for batteries + wires + switch, so feel free to enlarge the model a little to make it an easier fit.
Circuit: 2x AAA batteries provide 3v which is fine to drive a 5mm LED with a simple switch at the top of the handle to make it go on and off.
The model was glued together with Bostik 5 minute epoxy which held well on the PLA. It was then coated with a couple of light coats of plastic primer, and then rubbed with Daler-Rowney Goldfinger (antique gold). Finally it was painted with acrylic black paint and rubbed-back when the acrylic was still wet to give an antiqued-gold appearence.
Random note for Potter Fans: To symbolise the bond between the friends in the books, JK Rowling based the wood for Harry, Ron & Hermione's wands off their birthdates in the Celtic calendar (which has a wood associated with each month of birth). The recipient for this wand was born in November, so the decorations are based on the Celtic wood for November which happens to be "Reed" AKA Scottish Broom.
Disclaimer: this is a fan project inspired by the world J.K. Rowling created. Harry Potter is TM J.K. Rowling 2012. Go read the books, they're fantastic. Harry Potter motion picture Â© and TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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