Blinking Christmas Tree + Base
by mkellner, published
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
Christmas tree form with holes for 5mm LEDs. Base is sized for 9V battery.
Wire it up ala thing: 14713 and it'll stand up where you put it. Or hang it from the Christmas tree.
With a well adjusted machine print a tree.
Use the schematic in thing: 14713 (Blinking Christmas Tree Wreath) -- or another circuit if you'd like. Push 5mm LEDs into the holes. You may need to use a 5mm drill or hand reamer to clean out the holes. The recess in the back of the tree is to hold the CD4060BE chip, dead-bug style, with a bit of glue. There is a wire stay at towards the bottom.
If you'd like, print a base. The tree will slot into the base with press-fit. With a 9v battery installed (it'll stick part way out), it is very stable. When printing the base, make sure the big hole is down. The small key-slot should be at the top.
When press-fitted, the ridges on the parts provide a solid connection.
OpenSCAD file included. Requires the .dxf file for the tree. There is a variable at the top: MAKE_TREE_PART = 1; -- change that from a zero to a 0 to get the base part.
Blinking Christmas Tree + Base by mkellner is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving mkellner a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure mkellner would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).